Quick Trip to the Yadkin Valley

Impromptu Labor Day trip to the Yadkin Valley AVA in North Carolina. Knew of a couple of wineries in the AVA which we hadn’t yet enjoyed a visit. So with intent we traveled! First stop at Golden Road Vineyards. We rated our experience at Golden Road Vineyards very favorably and highly recommended. Give it anContinue reading “Quick Trip to the Yadkin Valley”

Wine Competition Process

I decided back in July to try and gain a better understanding of what drives our views on our blog. 🍷🍷 This September we will try the formula of consistent content. I hope we can……lol!! Tonight’s content could be construed as a bitch session….but maybe it’ll be insightful to some! August 29th we held theContinue reading “Wine Competition Process”

Weekend April 22-24

It was a full weekend for sure. Friday evening we dined at the CARO-Mi Dining Room in Tryon and afterwards enjoyed an amazing Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir at Bodega Noir in Landrum. Bodega Noir is quickly becoming one of favorite hangouts! Saturday we enjoyed the Pig Pickin celebration at Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery and afterwardContinue reading “Weekend April 22-24”

Saveurs du Temps Pinot Noir

The Wine: Saveurs du Temps Vintage 2020 100% Pinot Noir Indication GĂ©ographique ProtĂ©gĂ©e Pays d’Oc 13% ABV Medium ruby in color Nose: Medium intensity of red fruit with red cherry, redcurrant, red cranberry, mushrooms and spice. Would definitely benefit from decanting 60 minutes or longer. Taste: Youthful yet rounded tannins showing red cherry, dried redContinue reading “Saveurs du Temps Pinot Noir”

Raptor Red Reserve – Brandon Hills Vineyard

WINE: Raptor Red Reserve – Exclusive Blend – Brandon Hills Vineyard Vintage: 2019 Region: Yadkin Valley AVA Decanted: 30 minutes Color: Medium Ruby with a youthful light rim. Nose: cherry, plum, blueberry, cocoa, and vanilla. Palate: dry and silky on the tongue, medium tannins with balanced acidity and medium flavor notes of plum preserves, blackContinue reading “Raptor Red Reserve – Brandon Hills Vineyard”

Firesteed Pinot Noir

Firesteed Cellars Pinot Noir Vintage 2020 Wine is youthful as shown in it’s light delicate ruby red color. Decanted 30 minutes. The nose moderately shows aromas of red cherry, red plum, vanilla, smoke, cedar, and spice. On the tongue is moderate notes of red cherry, red plum, cranberry, pomegranate, vanilla, oak, spice, cedar, and smoke.Continue reading “Firesteed Pinot Noir”

Winning Wines of Note at San Francisco Wine Competition

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest in North America. It is also one of the most influential for American wines. In 2022, over 4800 wines were judged over the three day event. As one would expect, a majority of the wines entered are from West Coast wineries. However, several East Coast winesContinue reading “Winning Wines of Note at San Francisco Wine Competition”

NC Wineries Win at San Francisco Wine Competition!

More that 5,800 wines were evaluated by 48 judges over three days. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest in North America and one of the most influential commercial competitions of American wine. Several North Carolina wineries won medals in the 2022 competition. The list of winners include JOLO Winery and Vineyards, BiltmoreContinue reading “NC Wineries Win at San Francisco Wine Competition!”