14 Hands – Hot to Trot

14 Hands Winery Hot to Trot Vintage 2016 Columbia Valley Smooth Red Blend Predominantly Merlot and Syrah, with much smaller percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Mourvèdre, and Grenache. Medium purple in color. Medium nose of black plum, blackcurrant, chocolate covered cherries, blackberry jam, and lavender, and vanilla. Medium bodied,... Continue Reading →

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon A naturally occurring cross varietal of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Black grape varietal originating from the South of France, notably the Left Bank of Bordeaux. Notable for pronounced black fruit and herbaceous aromas and flavors. Can produce outstanding wines that will age in the bottle for many, many years. Requires moderate to... Continue Reading →

Pea Ridge Red – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Pea Ridge Red. Parker-Binns Vineyard, Tryon Foothills, North Carolina. Non-vintage blend of 2016, 2017, 2018 harvest. Estate grown Blend prominent of Merlot, also with Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Decanted 30 minutes. Utilizing the Saignée method of bleeding off the top free flowing of the blend to create a rosè, leaves a more concentrated volume... Continue Reading →

Roth Estate Heritage 2016

Vintage 2016 Roth Estate, Healdsburg, California. Sonoma County Alexander Valley. Proprietary Red. Decant for 60 minutes. Medium-Deep ruby in color. Still appears youthful in the glass. Pronounced nose of blueberry jam, black cherry, blackcurrant, mocha, nutmeg, hot cocoa, and vanilla. Red Blend: 25% Syrah, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 8% Zinfandel, 8% Petit Verdot, 15%... Continue Reading →

Prunus Private Selection – Gota Wines

Our wine tonight is the 2016 Dão Prunus Private Selection.  Vintage 2016. Red blend of 80% Jaen, 10% Tinta Roriz, 5% Alfrocheiro, and 5% other varietals. Dão, Portugal wine region. Aged six months in French Oak and six months in the bottle. Deep garnet color. Medium nose of plum, blackberry, rose petals, light oak and... Continue Reading →

Omen Red Blend 2017

Omen Red Blend. Sierra Foothills. Vintage 2017. Zinfandel 50% Barbera 25% Syrah 15% Petit Sirah 10% Aged in French Oak - 30% New 70% Decanted 60 minutes. Medium ruby in color. Medium intensity nose of blackberry, blueberry, black plum, black licorice, and pepper. Off dry with a full body and medium acidity, complemented with medium-high... Continue Reading →

Chappellet 2018 Mountain Cuvée

California Boudreaux blend. Chappellet is located in the Napa Valley’s Pritchard Hill. This Proprietor’s Blend used grape from both the Napa Valley and from Sonoma. Vintage 2018. Cabernet Sauvignon 44% Merlot 33% Malbec 10% Petit Verdot 8% Cabernet Franc 5% Decanted 60 minutes. Deep Ruby in color. Almost inky. Pronounced aromas of blackberry, black cherry,... Continue Reading →

O’Cellars Meritage – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight in celebration of #OTBN #NCWine is the Meritage from Burntshirt Vineyards.  Vintage 2016. Bordeaux blend of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon 48%, Petit Verdot 19%, Cabernet Franc 16%, Merlot 9%, Malbec 8%.  Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County AVA Keep in mind, Meritage rhymes with heritage, not garage. Click link above to learn... Continue Reading →

Blackboard by Matthews

Our wine tonight is the Blackboard Red Wine by Matthews Estate of Walla Walla, Washington. Vintage 2018. Sourced from many Columbia Valley vineyards within Washington. Medium ruby in color with a garnet rim. Blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc. Pronounced nose of black cherry, black plum, mocha, and dark roasted coffee.... Continue Reading →

Crimson Sunset – Shadow Springs Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Crimson Sunset Red Wine from Shadow Springs Vineyard in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA. Non-vintage. Yadkin Valley AVA Blend of estate grown Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Decanted 30 minutes. Medium ruby in color. Medium intensity nose of red plum, red cherry, and raspberry. Off dry, medium bodied with approachable medium... Continue Reading →

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