Omen Red Blend 2017

Omen Red Blend. Sierra Foothills. Vintage 2017. Zinfandel 50% Barbera 25% Syrah 15% Petit Sirah 10% Aged in French Oak - 30% New 70% Decanted 60 minutes. Medium ruby in color. Medium intensity nose of blackberry, blueberry, black plum, black licorice, and pepper. Off dry with a full body and medium acidity, complemented with medium-high... Continue Reading →

Chappellet 2018 Mountain Cuvée

California Boudreaux blend. Chappellet is located in the Napa Valley’s Pritchard Hill. This Proprietor’s Blend used grape from both the Napa Valley and from Sonoma. Vintage 2018. Cabernet Sauvignon 44% Merlot 33% Malbec 10% Petit Verdot 8% Cabernet Franc 5% Decanted 60 minutes. Deep Ruby in color. Almost inky. Pronounced aromas of blackberry, black cherry,... Continue Reading →

Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Merlot from Parker-Binns Vineyard Estate grown Merlot. Tryon Foothills wine region of North Carolina. Non-vintage newly released in February, 2021. Decanted 30 minutes. Medium ruby in color with a bright garnet rim. Medium intense nose of red plum, cranberry, Bing cherry, red licorice, and freshly cut grass. Medium bodied, and dry on the palate with... Continue Reading →

O’Cellars Meritage – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight in celebration of #OTBN #NCWine is the Meritage from Burntshirt Vineyards.  Vintage 2016. Bordeaux blend of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon 48%, Petit Verdot 19%, Cabernet Franc 16%, Merlot 9%, Malbec 8%.  Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County AVA Keep in mind, Meritage rhymes with heritage, not garage. Click link above to learn... Continue Reading →

Alfred Graf 2016 Riesling Spätlese Mosel

Following are my tasting notes from WSET Level 2 study exercise. Alfred Graf Erdener Treppchen Mosel 2016 Spätlese Riesling Appearance: Pale Lemon Nose: Light, aromas of lemon, grapefruit, pear, and green apple. Palate: Sweetness: MediumAcidity: HighAlcohol: LowBody: Light Light, with flavors of green apple, pear, lemon, grapefruit, and wildflower honey.  Finish: short Conclusion: Good Quality... Continue Reading →

Pikes Clare Valley 2018 Riesling

Following are my tasting notes from WSET Level 2 study exercise. Pikes Clare Valley 2018 (Hills & Valleys) Riesling  Appearance: Pale Lemon Nose: Medium-Pronounced, aromas of lemon, lime, green apple, peach, petrol, honeysuckle, and daffodil. Palate: Sweetness: DryAcidity: HighAlcohol: MediumBody: Light Medium-Pronounced flavors of lemon, lime, green apple, peach, nectarine, petrol, honeysuckle, and dried dill... Continue Reading →

Crimson Creek 2019 – JOLO Vineyards

Crimson Creek - JOLO Vineyards. Yadkin Valley AVA. Vintage 2019. From the back label: The 2019 growing season here in Pilot Mountain was marked by very little rainfall, warm sunny days with a constant breeze flowing through the vineyards. This ripened the fruit slowly and at the same time dehydrated the fruit slightly which reduced... Continue Reading →

Blackboard by Matthews

Our wine tonight is the Blackboard Red Wine by Matthews Estate of Walla Walla, Washington. Vintage 2018. Sourced from many Columbia Valley vineyards within Washington. Medium ruby in color with a garnet rim. Blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc. Pronounced nose of black cherry, black plum, mocha, and dark roasted coffee.... Continue Reading →

Estate Riesling – Elk Cove Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Estate Riesling from Elk Cove Vineyards. Elk Cove Vineyards Vintage 2017 Willamette Valley, Oregon 100% Estate grown fruit.  Color of light straw.  Medium intense nose of lemongrass, light petroleum, green apple, green pear, melon, and apricot. Dry on the palate, light bodied with high acidity and medium intensity flavors of... Continue Reading →

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