Dennis and Jenni Turner of WineryEscapades.Com announce the organization of two new wine competitions for 2020.
Evolving South Carolina winery reference & notes.
Our wine tonight is the Holiday Red from Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Blend of Chambourcin and Cabernet Franc. Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County AVA. Non-Vintage. Though we did buy this bottle during the 2018 Christmas season. Beautiful dark ruby color with a bright garnet rim. Nose of chocolate covered cherries, fresh … Continue reading Holiday Red – Burntshirt Vineyards
Our wine tonight is the White Merlot from Brandon Hills Vineyard in North Carolina's Yadkin Valley. Vintage 2012. Pale orange in color. Processed of 100% Yadkin Valley AVA grown Merlot grapes. Nose of grapefruit, orange, cranberry, and strawberry. Mild tannins. Semi-sweet. 3.5% residual sugar. Flavor notes of cherry pie, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, guava, and bananas … Continue reading White Merlot – Brandon Hills Vineyard
Tonight we celebrate Cabernet Franc day with one of our favorites. Our wine tonight is the Cabernet Franc from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills of North Carolina. Vintage 2016 Blend of 77% Cabernet Franc and 23% Chambourcin. Dark ruby color with a gorgeous garnet rim. Aromatic nose of cocoa, coffee, lavender, cranberry, and graphite. … Continue reading Cabernet Franc – Parker-Binns Vineyard
Our wine tonight is the Harmony Hall from Lu Mil Vineyard in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. Produced from estate grown Magnolia Muscadine grape. The Magnolia varietal produces a medium sized bronze colored fruit. Cold fermented. Nose is distinctly muscadine, though not as pungent as most Carlos muscadine wine. The nose further exhibits notes of citrus and … Continue reading Harmony Hall – Lu Mil Vineyards
Our Thanksgiving wine tonight is the Merry Berry from Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard. A tart cranberry blend produced seasonally just for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. Beautiful light ruby in color. A robust aroma of cranberries, spices, and citrus make this North Carolina wine perfect for a family holiday dinner get-together. Semi-sweet. On the palate … Continue reading Merry Berry – Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard
Our wine tonight is the Cork & Pork wine from Rock of Ages Winery. Red blend of dry vanifera and sweet muscadine grapes. Dark plum in color with a bright purple rim. Muscadine on the nose, hints of cheap cigar, red currants, and cherry cola. This red blend is sweet! Served chilled. Bold on the … Continue reading Cork and Pork – Rock of Ages Winery
Our wine tonight is the Naughty and Nice from Duplin Winery. Holiday white wine blend of Scuppernong, Muscadine, and what I think to be Niagara. The scuppernong is distinct. Nose of ripe bananas, lemonade, green apples, honeydew melons, and a stuffy mildewed room. Sweet, syrupy. On the palate notes of overripe bananas, honeysuckle, rubber cement, … Continue reading Naughty and Nice – Duplin Winery