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 ContrĂ´lĂ©e 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”

Mead – Door Peninsula Winery

A couple of really awesome friends brought us this bottle back from a recent trip. Mead from Door Peninsula Winery. Located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Sweet Honey Wine from 100% Wisconsin Wildflower Honey. Beautiful glimmering color of honey, The nose is exactly what a traditional mead should be, prominent honey with a complex bouquet ofContinue reading “Mead – Door Peninsula Winery”

Green Tea Wine – Native Vines

What in the world of oenology is tea wine? Green Tea Wine. Native Vines Winery in Lexington, North Carolina. It’s most likely not what you think! No grape juice, no fruit juice! Just water, yeast, sugar, and tea leaves! 12.5% ABV! That’s not a typo. This is not some light bodied delicate table wine! PaleContinue reading “Green Tea Wine – Native Vines”

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! You know you’ll find us at Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery. Love our friends at Wandering Bard Meadery in Greenville. Always fun to visit Fat Ass Heifer Cidery in Campobello.Continue reading “Where We’ve Wined Local Lately – April-July 2021”

Howell Mountain Hindsight Cabernet Sauvignon

Hindsight. Vintage 2015. Single vineyard. Bella Vetta Vineyard, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley. Howell Mountain is one of Napa Valley’s most prestigious AVA’s. Vibrant deep purple in color. Will benefit from decanting. Nose of blackberry, dark cherry, mocha, cedar, and cigar box. Dry on the palate, full bodied with robust tannins but smooth as opposed toContinue reading “Howell Mountain Hindsight Cabernet Sauvignon”

CuvĂ©e Richeaume – Domaine Richeaume

CuvĂ©e Richeaume from Domaine Richeaume in France. Vintage 2016 Dark ruby in color with a purple rim. Red Provence wine. Expressive nose of cedar, damp forest leaves, tobacco, black tea, black licorice, and earthy spices. Blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Syrah, 8% Merlot, 3% Carignan. Richeaume Vineyard on the red flanks of CĂ©zanne’s belovedContinue reading “CuvĂ©e Richeaume – Domaine Richeaume”

Love Drunk Rosé

Our wine tonight is “Love Drunk”, a Rosè from Oregon’s Maison Noir Wines. This brand was established by Sommelier Andrè Hueston Mack. Check the link above to learn about this wine superstar. Pinot Noir -Chardonnay blend. Beautiful light pale salmon in color. Nose of strawberry, watermelon, pink grapefruit., lemonade, and honey. Off dry Pronounced flavorsContinue reading “Love Drunk RosĂ©”

Baby Doll Legs – The Cottage Winery

Baby Doll Legs from The Cottage Vineyard and Winery in Cleveland, Georgia. RosĂ© 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 wineContinue reading “Baby Doll Legs – The Cottage Winery”

Virginia Virginia Virginia! Discover NCWine Now!

As I formulate this writing in my mind, I feel it’s important to stress that I intend not to isolate, call out, nor pick on any one individual. Though as I listened to the recap of the NC Wine Guys zoom presentation of Open That Bottle to kick-off NC Wine Month, this one thought continuedContinue reading “Virginia Virginia Virginia! Discover NCWine Now!”

Sweet Red – Oliver Winery

Sweet Red Wine Oliver Winery and Vineyards. Soft Wine Collection. Non-vintage. Red blend dominate of Concord. Medium nose cherry cola, watermelon, cranberry, and orange blossom honey. Color is medium ruby.. Light body with medium acidity and low tannins. Best served lightly chilled. This wine is sweet. Medium flavor intensity of cherry cola, raspberry, red plum,Continue reading “Sweet Red – Oliver Winery”