Paolo Bea Cerrete Sagrantino

WINE: Paolo Bea, Cerrete, Montefalco, Umbria, Sagrantino VINTAGE: 2015 COLOR: Medium Ruby NOSE: Amazing! Needs to open 30 to 60 minutes. Alcohol is present, licorice, toasted almonds, and leather until it opens up with very expressive layers of red currant, red cherry, and very ripe red plums. TASTE: Dry with polished tannins and harmonious layers.Continue reading “Paolo Bea Cerrete Sagrantino”

Raptor Red Reserve – Brandon Hills Vineyard

WINE: Raptor Red Reserve – Exclusive Blend – Brandon Hills Vineyard Vintage: 2019 Region: Yadkin Valley AVA Decanted: 30 minutes Color: Medium Ruby with a youthful light rim. Nose: cherry, plum, blueberry, cocoa, and vanilla. Palate: dry and silky on the tongue, medium tannins with balanced acidity and medium flavor notes of plum preserves, blackContinue reading “Raptor Red Reserve – Brandon Hills Vineyard”

Firesteed Pinot Noir

Firesteed Cellars Pinot Noir Vintage 2020 Wine is youthful as shown in it’s light delicate ruby red color. Decanted 30 minutes. The nose moderately shows aromas of red cherry, red plum, vanilla, smoke, cedar, and spice. On the tongue is moderate notes of red cherry, red plum, cranberry, pomegranate, vanilla, oak, spice, cedar, and smoke.Continue reading “Firesteed Pinot Noir”

2013 Speri Amarone della Valpocella

Vintage 2013. Speri Amarone della Valpocella Appellation: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico! Veneto, Italy. Blend of 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Corvinone. The fruit is dried via the appassimento process. Decanted 60 minutes. Deep ruby in color. Intense enticing bouquet of black currant, black plum, blackberry jam, black cherry, fig, prune, star anise, violets, tobacco, andContinue reading “2013 Speri Amarone della Valpocella”

Zinfandel – Eagle Mountain

Vintner’s Reserve Zinfandel. Soaring Eagle Collection. Eagle Mountain Vineyards and Winery. Eagle Mountain is in Travelers Rest, South Carolina and proudly offers a California wine experience. Eagle Mountain wines are produced under the expertise of distinguished winemaker George Bursick. This Zinfandel fruit was sourced from vineyards around the Mokelumne River in Lodi, California. The wineContinue reading “Zinfandel – Eagle Mountain”

Commuter Cuvée – Grochau Cellars

Commuter Cuvée Grochau Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Vintage 2019 Medium-pale ruby in color. Medium-prominent nose of cherry, strawberry, cranberry, pomegranate, vanilla, and spice. Dry, light bodied, moderate tannins with high acidity. Layered flavors of strawberry, cranberry, cherry, cola, toasted oak, vanilla, and smoke. The finish is lingering, slightly spicy which is throwing us. CouldContinue reading “Commuter Cuvée – Grochau Cellars”

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 toContinue reading “Cabernet Sauvignon”

Touriga – Kaya Vineyards

Vintage 2016 AVA: Dahlonega Plateau Kaya Vineyards and Winery Aged in oak barrels. Touriga Nacional is a Portuguese grape varietal. This varietal is used as an important blending component in fortified Port wines of the Douro Valley in Northern Portugal. The vines produce small clusters of small berries resulting in low yields. The original stockContinue reading “Touriga – Kaya Vineyards”

Cabernet Franc – Marked Tree Vineyard

Marked Tree Vineyard in Flat Rock, North Carolina. AVA: Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County. Vintage 2018. Medium ruby in color. Medium nose of raspberry, cranberry, redcurrant, baker’s chocolate, and pepper . Dry with medium tannins, medium acidity, and medium alcohol. Medium intensity flavor profile with notes of redcurrant, raspberry, bell pepper, pipe tobacco,Continue reading “Cabernet Franc – Marked Tree Vineyard”