Tangled Oak Select – Shadow Springs Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Tangled Oak Select from Shadow Springs Vineyard in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA. Blend of Chambourchin, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. Yadkin Valley AVA Winemaker Kevin Elder. Decanted 30 minutes. Deep purple in color with a light garnet rim. Aged first in used toasted white wine barrels and finished inContinue reading “Tangled Oak Select – Shadow Springs Vineyard”

2020 in Our Rearview Mirror!

What could we say about 2020 that hasn’t been said? It’s just time now to put 2020 in our rearview mirror. To do that, let us take one final look back. In prepping for this blog, I arranged 100+ pictures. Well that’s not happening! lol. So we’ll just hit a few highlights! The year startedContinue reading “2020 in Our Rearview Mirror!”

Rosé Blend – Leftie Wine

Our wine tonight is the Final Frontier Rosé Blend from Leftie Wine Company.  Light salmon in color. Red blend that undergoes a secondary fermentation with peach juice. Expressive nose of peach schnapps, bing cherries, apricots, coconut, and buttery. Fruity on the tongue, expressive notes of freshly sliced peaches, vanilla beans, cashews, and finishing buttery andContinue reading “Rosé Blend – Leftie Wine”

Reserve Merlot – Red Rock Winery

Our wine tonight is the Reserve Merlot from Red Rock Winery. Non-vintage Vinted by Red Rock Winery in Modesto, California. We’ve found notes though without confirmation of less than five percent Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Sirah blended in. Inky purple in color with a soft purple rim. Nose of red plum, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, andContinue reading “Reserve Merlot – Red Rock Winery”

Merlot – Textbook Napa Valley

Our wine tonight is the 2018 Merlot from Textbook Vineyards in Napa Valley, California. Vintage 2018 Napa Valley AVA. 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Decanted 30 minutes. Deep purple in color with a think light purple rim. Expressive bouquet of black cherry on the nose, with hints of dark roasted coffee, oak, and vanilla. FullContinue reading “Merlot – Textbook Napa Valley”

Barbara – Overmountain Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the 2019 Barbera from Overmountain Vineyards in the Tryon Foothills of North Carolina. Vintage 2019 This Barbera fruit harvested from a neighboring vineyard. Barbera is a red grape originally from the Piedmont region of Italy. A region that in many ways closely resembles the Piedmont foothills region of Tryon. We seldomContinue reading “Barbara – Overmountain Vineyards”

Christmas Red – Biltmore Wine

Our Christmas night wine is the Biltmore Christmas Red. Vintage 2020 Blend of California grown Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Dark ruby in color with long cascading legs. Nose of plum, blackberry jam, pepper, and nutmeg. Medium bodied with soft tannins and balanced acidity. Semi-sweet with notes of fresh fig, cherry cola, vanilla, and nutmegContinue reading “Christmas Red – Biltmore Wine”

Our Wine Tonight – 2015 Tenshen Red

Our wine tonight is the 2015 Santa Barbara County Red Wine. Deep purple in color. Opens nicely with 60 minutes of decanting. Bursting of fruit on the nose, black cherry, black plum, wild blackberry, and eucalyptus. Same fruit flavors on the tongue, plum, black cherry, blackberry, spiced rum and coke, fading to a lingering finishContinue reading “Our Wine Tonight – 2015 Tenshen Red”