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”

Show Us Your Grapes #NCWine

Harvest coming in grand for North Carolina wineries! Show us that beautiful fruit! Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery starts this show with Savannah harvesting the Petit Manseng. Her husband Lance, assist Justin with the winemaking. Linville Falls Winery makes a cameo with some beautiful Seyval Blanc! Locklear Vineyard and Winery mechanically harvested a bountiful yield ofContinue reading “Show Us Your Grapes #NCWine”

Lullaby – Rusty Nail Winery

Lullaby Rusty Nail Winery. Martinsburg, West Virginia. Lullaby is fermented of Pink Catawba juice sourced from Upstate New York. Color of rust orange. Nose of Welches grape juice, watermelon jolly rancher, orange slice candy, and fruit punch. Sweet on the palate, light body, with medium acidity Flavor profile of watermelon, fruit punch, cranberry, orange marmalade,Continue reading “Lullaby – Rusty Nail Winery”

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”

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”

Els Iced Chocolate Wine

Ernie Els Iced Chocolate Wine Sometimes, you just gotta try it! 🤣 The color is ..,well think YooHoo Chocolate drink! The nose is …..well think YooHoo with alcohol. The flavor..,well it’s chocolate! Again, think YooHoo with an alcohol kick! It isn’t bad, probably excellent to blend with. I’m think a really strong Chocolate Martini, Mudslide,Continue reading “Els Iced Chocolate Wine”

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”

Electric Pelican – Hinnant

Electric Pelican from Hinnant Family Vineyards. We last tasted this muscadine wine in 2019. Then, it was light salmon in color, as you can see on the right above. This year, the wine is light orange in color as seen on the left in above picture. Blend of estate grown Norton (Muscadine) and Blanc duContinue reading “Electric Pelican – Hinnant”

Pinot Noir – Eagle Mountain Winery

Non-Vintage Pinot Noir Vintner’s Reserve, Soaring Eagle Collection. Eagle Mountain Vineyards and Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Pinot Noir juice of Temecula, California. Medium-pale ruby in color.with a youthful light colored rim. Medium intensity nose of cherry, raspberry, red plum, cranberry, and caramel. Medium-Light body with medium-plus acidity and low tannins. High alcohol showingContinue reading “Pinot Noir – Eagle Mountain Winery”

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 “Gewürztraminer – Biltmore”