Biltmore Estate Château Reserve Méthode Champenoise 2017

We were so fortunate to enjoy a virtual tasting with winemaker Sharon Fenchek as she led us in exploring her Biltmore Estate Château Reserve Méthode Champenoise 2017 North Carolina Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine. First our tasting notes. Pale Lemon in color.  Dry, light body, high acidity, medium alcohol. Nose of green apple, lemon,... Continue Reading →

Christmas Red – Biltmore Wine

Our Christmas night wine is the Biltmore Christmas Red. 2020 Christmas Red Vintage 2020 Blend of California grown Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Dark ruby in color with long cascading legs. Nose of plum, blackberry jam, pepper, and nutmeg. Medium bodied with soft tannins and balanced acidity. Semi-sweet with notes of fresh fig, cherry cola,... Continue Reading →

OTTO – Marked Tree Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the OTTO white blend from Marked Tree Vineyard. OTTO = Old Two Tops Oak. Impressive old oak on the property which continues to rise above the farm’s old homestead.  Vintage 2018 Predominantly Vidal Blanc, listed as a blend…so we suspect blended with estate grown Chardonel and Grüner Veltliner.  Light yellow in... Continue Reading →

Century Sweet – Biltmore

Or wine tonight is the Century Sweet White Wine from the Biltmore Estate Winery. Blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Muscat Canelli, and Symphony. Very citrusy nose, lemon, pink grapefruit, mandarin orange, though also presenting complex aromas of minerals and early spring wildflowers. Flavor notes of green apples, blood oranges, honeydew melons, tangerines, lemons, limes, and finishing... Continue Reading →

Villa Rosa – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Villa Rosa from Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina. A sweet red blend table wine. Soft nose of plum and jam Ripe blueberries on the tongue Lingering finish of coffee and chocolate Personal scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale. Appearance: 2.5 Aroma: 4.5 Taste: 5.5 Aftertaste: 3... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapade – Weekend 46 of 2018

We started our weekend off with the first ever wine club pickup party at Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery. The party was held in the barrel room of the newly constructed production facility and featured live music, light hor d'oeuvres, and a glass of wine of your choice. Justin, the winemaker, spoke about making of the... Continue Reading →

Van in Black: Tour in Style

Blogging brings about some fun and unique opportunities. This particular opportunity just totally wowed us! The Van in Black offers fun tours with style and class. Getting your group where you want to go in a black Mercedes van which can seat up to eleven. I mean cruising down the road with Ryan at the... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapade – Weekend 6 and 7

So after getting a late start on Saturday the 10th, we headed to Hamptonville, NC. We stopped at Windsor Run Cellars first. We did the distillery tasting there first. They have 3 different spirits that are made from grappa and one from honey. This is the second time we've been to the distillery and we now have... Continue Reading →

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