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”

Révant – Biltmore Estate

Révant Biltmore Estate Winery White wine blend. Pale lemon in color. Nose of white peach, honeysuckle, lemon, banana, lychee, and cream cheese. Light bodied with medium-high acidity. Labeled as off-dry but drinks more semi-sweet. Flavor profile prominent of white peach, persimmon, banana, paw paw, lemon custard, and cream. The finish is short but pleasant. AnContinue reading “Révant – Biltmore Estate”

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”

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!”

Chambourcin

French-American Hybrid Pronunciation: SHAM-bore-sin. Unknown parentage. Vinifera most similar to would be Pinot Noir. Chambourcin is teinturier grape, meaning it’s flesh and juice are naturally red-hued. (Most red grapes have white juice and develop their color only from soaking on the red skins) Produces a deep purple wine. Medium bodied with crisp acidity and smoothContinue reading “Chambourcin”

Ginger Blue – Fat Ass Heifer Cidery

Color of burnt orange. Serve chilled.  Still not sparkling. Semi-Dry.  Nose of ginger and sliced crabapple.  Flavor profile up front of blueberry, finishing more of tart apple and ginger. Lighter citrus notes and hints of minerality linger.  5% ABV Fat Ass Heifer Cidery is a small craft Cidery in the small community of Campobello nestledContinue reading “Ginger Blue – Fat Ass Heifer Cidery”

Cash Back on Wine

Absolutely you can earn cash back on retail purchases of wine. Seriously! I mean like $3 back per bottle. We have fun trying different wines from around the world, by trying and redeeming the wine offers on Ibotta! Click link here to sign up ➡️ IBOTTA Yes indeed, we do earn rewards when you signContinue reading “Cash Back on Wine”

Merlot – Markham Napa Valley Vineyards

Markham Napa Valley Vineyards. Vintage 2017. Blend of 87% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petite Sirah, 1% Malbec. Fermented in stainless steel with 13 days of skin contact. Aged 15.5 months in American Oak. Pronounced nose of red cherry, red plum, mocha, mint, clove, and vanilla. Medium bodied and dry with medium tannins and mediumContinue reading “Merlot – Markham Napa Valley Vineyards”