Cork and Pork – Rock of Ages Winery

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 palate, chewy, notes of red and black currants, blackberry jam, fresh baked cherry pie, plums, cranberries, and raisins. Oaky on the back end with a lingering vanilla finish.

Absolutely one of the most unusual wines we have tasted. Not bad just unusual.

13.1% ABV

$14 a bottle.

Blended to pair with pork BBQ.

We have visited Rock of Ages Winery in the past. Located about 45 minutes Northwest of Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s out there in the middle of nowhere.

However this bottle, we picked up at the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte. Several different North Carolina wineries, in what was referred to as winery row, were pouring free tastings and offering special deals on bottles to go. The North Carolina wineries represented along with Rock of Ages Winery, were Baker Buffalo Creek, Dennis Vineyards, Woodmill Winery, Treehouse Vineyards, Weathervane Winery, Windsor Run Cellars, and Shadow Springs Vineyard. Duplin Winery had a separate store area where they were pouring.

We brought home this bottle plus a mulled wine kit consisting of two bottles and the mulling spices. We also picked up a bottle of Merry Berry from Baker Buffalo Creek Winery and Vineyard. I will attest, free tastings of North Carolina wine help make braving the massive crowds a worthwhile adventure.

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