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 bodyContinue reading “Chocolate Strawberry – Twisted Vine Winery”

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 “Sangiovese – Mountain Brook Vineyards”

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”

Cuvée Richeaume – Domaine Richeaume

Cuvée 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 Cézanne’s belovedContinue reading “Cuvée 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 Rosé”

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 wineContinue reading “Baby Doll Legs – The Cottage Winery”

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 “14 Hands – Hot to Trot”

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 MerlotContinue reading “2013 Merlot – Mountain Brook Vineyards”

Cabernet Franc – Marked Tree Vineyard

Marked Tree Vineyard in Flat Rock, North Carolina. AVA: Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County. Vintage 2018. Medium ruby in color. Medium nose of raspberry, cranberry, redcurrant, baker’s chocolate, and pepper . Dry with medium tannins, medium acidity, and medium alcohol. Medium intensity flavor profile with notes of redcurrant, raspberry, bell pepper, pipe tobacco,Continue reading “Cabernet Franc – Marked Tree Vineyard”

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”