Pending as Perfected: Tryon Foothills AVA

A new listing recently showed up on the TTB’s List of Pending American Viticultural Area Petitions. The list which is regularly updated, consist of only those AVA petitions accepted as “perfected.” The term perfected in this use, precisely means the petition meets the requirements to be designated as an American Viticultural Area. While several regulatory... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Barrel Select Hard Cider

Bourbon Barrel Select. Kick Ass Hard Cider. Aged 6 months in bourbon barrels. Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery. Tryon Foothills, North Carolina. Light gold, very clear and brilliant in color. Moderate carbonation with tiny tight bubbles. Complex notes of apple, vanilla, caramel, and coconut on the nose. Semi-dry with moderate mouthfeel and balanced tannins and acidity.... Continue Reading →

Sangiovese – Mountain Brook Vineyards

Sangiovese North Carolina grown. Mountain Brook Vineyards in Tryon, North Carolina. Vintage 2019. Decanted for 30 minutes. Medium ruby in color. Medium pronounced aromas of cranberries , dried cherries, cocoa, lilac, and black tea. Medium high body with high acidity and high tannins. Medium pronounced flavor notes of cherries, cranberries, red plums, dried figs, cedar,... Continue Reading →

2013 Merlot – Mountain Brook Vineyards

Vintage 2013 Merlot - Mountain Brook Vineyards Wines in North Carolina are typically produced for immediate consumption. Though we certainly know some will cellar well for up to 8-10 years! So with this 8 year old Merlot, there was naturally some concern. Well rest assured, this wine has held up remarkably well. Amazingly, this Merlot... 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 →

Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Merlot from Parker-Binns Vineyard Estate grown Merlot. Tryon Foothills wine region of North Carolina. Non-vintage newly released in February, 2021. Decanted 30 minutes. Medium ruby in color with a bright garnet rim. Medium intense nose of red plum, cranberry, Bing cherry, red licorice, and freshly cut grass. Medium bodied, and dry on the palate with... Continue Reading →

Barbara – Overmountain Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the 2019 Barbera from Overmountain Vineyards in the Tryon Foothills of North Carolina. Overmountain Vineyard Vintage 2019 This Barbera fruit harvested from a neighboring vineyard. Barbera is a red grape originally from the Piedmont region of Italy. A region that in many ways closely resembles the Piedmont foothills region of Tryon.... Continue Reading →

Loco LuLu Red – Parker-Binns

Our wine tonight is the Loco Lulu Soft Red Wine from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills wine region of Western North Carolina. Loco Lulu – Soft Red Blend Non-vintage. Blend of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Chambourcin. Nose expressive of fresh Bing cherries, think of a freshly baked hot out of... Continue Reading →

Reserve Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Reserve Merlot from Parker-Binns Vineyard in Tryon, North Carolina. Reserve Merlot Estate grown Merlot. Decanted 30 minutes. Deep maroon in color with a short purple rim.  Aromatic bouquet of red plum, bing cherry, fresh blueberry, vanilla extract, black tea, and mocha.  Dry, medium-plus bodied, pleasantly sultry with long cascading legs. ... Continue Reading →

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