Where We’ve Wined Local Lately – April-July 2021

Got’a stop and check progress of the major expansion at Cityscape Winery in Pelzer. Picked up Wine Club selections at Marked Tree Vineyard in Flat Rock! The sunlight is playing tricks on my camera! You know you’ll find us at Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery. Love our friends at Wandering Bard Meadery in Greenville. Always fun... Continue Reading →

Gewürztraminer – Biltmore

Gewürztraminer. American sourced fruit from varying West coast regions. Limited Release. Baltimore Estate Winery. Vintage 2019. Medium-pale lemon in color. Light almost brilliantly clear rim, showing impressive legs for a white wine. Pronounced nose with a rose, jasmine, and honeysuckle floral bouquet, expressive with big notes of white peach, lemon, and honey. Full bodied wine,... Continue Reading →

Dry Rosé – Biltmore

Dry Rosé The Winery at Biltmore Estate. Vintage 2019 Medium pink-orange in color. Medium bouquet of strawberries , cranberries, fresh sliced watermelon, honeysuckle, white peaches, and rose petals. Mildly prominent legs, medium acidity, and nice mouthfeel for a rosé. It’s dry on the tongue though does lend some slight residual sugar. Medium flavor profile of... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Strawberry – Twisted Vine Winery

Chocolate Strawberry. Twisted Vine Winery, Lenoir, North Carolina. Real Strawberry Fruit Wine with natural chocolate flavor. Beautiful color of light orange. it can be difficult to good good color from a real strawberry wine. This on has a very nice color! Medium intensity nose with blended notes of strawberries and chocolate. Sweet, a light body... 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 →

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, sliced... Continue Reading →

Baby Doll Legs – The Cottage Winery

Baby Doll Legs from The Cottage Vineyard and Winery in Cleveland, Georgia. Rosé of Blanc du Bois Blanc du Bois is a Hybrid grape cultivar developed at the University of Florida.  Blanc du Bois wines can be difficult to achieve a commercially acceptable clarity and is therefore often used in blends. We suspect this wine... Continue Reading →

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 →

Tyku Saki

Tyku Sake Tasting two - Cucumber sake and Coconut sake. Produced at famed Umenoyado Brewery in Nara, Japan. The Coconut is a Nigori (unfiltered) sake. The Cucumber is Junmai (filtered) sake. The coconut has structured body, sweet with pronounced flavors of coconut and lingering hints of vanilla. The cucumber is lighter in body, crisp and... Continue Reading →

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