Altitude 3400 – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Altitude 3400 from Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Non-Vintage Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Chambourcin. AVA: Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County. Deep purple in color. Pronounced nose of cherry, plum, cola, and tertiary hints of dark roasted coffee. Off dry and medium bodied with approachable... Continue Reading →

Pinnacle Meritage – Childress Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Barrel Select Pinnacle Heritage Ted Wine from Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina. Meritage Proprietor: Richard Childress Winemaker: Mark Frizolowski Non-vintage. Yadkin Valley AVA Barrel Select Meritage rhymes with heritage, not garage. Medium ruby in color with a light garnet rim. Nose of blackberry, elderberry, black cherry, mocha, and leather.... Continue Reading →

Tangled Oak Select – Shadow Springs Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Tangled Oak Select from Shadow Springs Vineyard in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA. Blend of Chambourchin, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. Yadkin Valley AVA Winemaker Kevin Elder. Decanted 30 minutes. Deep purple in color with a light garnet rim. Aged first in used toasted white wine barrels and finished in... Continue Reading →

2020 in Our Rearview Mirror!

What could we say about 2020 that hasn’t been said? It’s just time now to put 2020 in our rearview mirror. To do that, let us take one final look back. In prepping for this blog, I arranged 100+ pictures. Well that’s not happening! lol. So we’ll just hit a few highlights! The year started... Continue Reading →

Barbara – Overmountain Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the 2019 Barbera from Overmountain Vineyards in the Tryon Foothills of North Carolina. Overmountain Vineyard Vintage 2019 This Barbera fruit harvested from a neighboring vineyard. Barbera is a red grape originally from the Piedmont region of Italy. A region that in many ways closely resembles the Piedmont foothills region of Tryon.... 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 →

Chambourcin – Dover Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Chambourcin from Dover Vineyards in Concord, North Carolina. Chambourcin Vintage 2019. Estate grown Chambourcin. Winemaker Mark Frizolowski. Decanted 60 minutes. Deep garnet in color with a lighter rim. Nose of blackberry jam, cheerwine, black currant reduction, caffè mocha, almond butter, and dried lavender. Dry and fruity with mild tannins. A... Continue Reading →

Find your Couples Passion!

After another fun Weekend Winery Escapade, I was browsing through our kitchen wine rack. This is the wine rack we got for free from Wandering Bard Meadery when they were moving from their original location in Mauldin to the current taproom at Hampton Station in Greenville, South Carolina. The rack was unfinished and I spent... Continue Reading →

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