Sémillon – Biltmore Estate

Sémillon Limited Release. Vintage 2020. Biltmore Estate Winery, Asheville, North Carolina Sémillon is not a grape grown in North Carolina, so this fruit was sourced from Northern California. Pale yellow in color. Moderate intensity nose of pear, apricot, apple pie, lemon, brie, and honey. Dry on the palate, medium-light acidity with a full structured mouthfeel.Continue reading “Sémillon – Biltmore Estate”

Vouvray – La Vigne Des Sablons

Vouvray. La Vigne Des Sablons Vintage 2018 Produced by Foucher-Lebrun Alligny-Cosne Product of France 🇫🇷 Loire Valley. Appellation Vouvray Contrôlée 100% Chenin Blanc fruit. 🍇 Pale lemon in color. Moderately prominent nose of apricot, pear, banana’s foster, lemon, with white lily floral notes. Light bodied with high acidity balancing moderately high alcohol. Semi-sweet (demi-sec) onContinue reading “Vouvray – La Vigne Des Sablons”

Révant – Biltmore Estate

Révant Biltmore Estate Winery White wine blend. Pale lemon in color. Nose of white peach, honeysuckle, lemon, banana, lychee, and cream cheese. Light bodied with medium-high acidity. Labeled as off-dry but drinks more semi-sweet. Flavor profile prominent of white peach, persimmon, banana, paw paw, lemon custard, and cream. The finish is short but pleasant. AnContinue reading “Révant – Biltmore Estate”

Dry Riesling – Biltmore

Dry Riesling. The Winery at Biltmore Estate. Vintage 2020. Limited Release. Serve chilled. Medium Lemon in color. Beautiful, just shimmers! Medium-high intensity aromas of grapefruit, lemon tart, mango, peach, pear, cantaloupe, apricot, mint, and dried herbs. Off-dry with medium-high acidity and medium-light body. Complex flavor profile with notes of lemon, grapefruit, pear preserves, apricot, slicedContinue reading “Dry Riesling – Biltmore”

Petit Manseng

White grape variety originating from the foothills of the Pyrenees in Southwest France. Scientific name: Vitus Vinifera. Petit Manseng. A white variation of the black Manseng grape. A centuries old and until recently little known varietal in France. Sometimes referred to as Small Manseng or Little Manseng or Manseng Blanc. An early budding varietal andContinue reading “Petit Manseng”

Muscat Canelli – Biltmore Estate

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Muscat Canelli from the Biltmore Estate Winery.  Pale lemon in color. Enticing floral aromas of violets, lavender, and honeysuckle. Semi-sweet, light, with high acidity. Flavor notes of grapefruit, peach, pear, and lime, while finishing softly with hints of nutmeg. 12.5 % ABV. $17 a bottle.  Winery Escapade scoring onContinue reading “Muscat Canelli – Biltmore Estate”

Chenin Blanc – Biltmore Estate

Our wine tonight is the limited release Chenin Blanc from Biltmore Estate Winery in Asheville, North Carolina.  Vintage 2019 Limited Release. Fruit harvested from partner growers in California.  Pale gold in color.  Expressively floral bouquet with pleasantly aromatic hints of honeysuckle and lilac, plus lemon, mango, and pink grapefruit. Semi-sweet on the tongue exhibiting crispContinue reading “Chenin Blanc – Biltmore Estate”

Century Sweet – Biltmore

Or wine tonight is the Century Sweet White Wine from the Biltmore Estate Winery. Blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Muscat Canelli, and Symphony. Very citrusy nose, lemon, pink grapefruit, mandarin orange, though also presenting complex aromas of minerals and early spring wildflowers. Flavor notes of green apples, blood oranges, honeydew melons, tangerines, lemons, limes, and finishingContinue reading “Century Sweet – Biltmore”