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 →

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – Discovery Heights

Our wine tonight is the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Discovery Heights . Vintage 2017. Sonoma County. Decanted 30 minutes. Dark inky blackish in color with a bright ruby rim. Nose of black cherry jam, blackberry, black plums, black licorice, black pepper, pipe tobacco, and pencil lead. Medium plus body with finely grained tannins, balanced acidity... 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 →

Malbec – Alamos

Our wine tonight is the 2018 Argentine Malbec from Alamos.  We just love Malbec from Argentina.  Cultivated of the Mendoza, Argentina Vineyards. These vineyards are among the highest elevations of any of the world’s vineyards.  Vintage 2018 100% Malbec The most respected James Suckling rated at 91 points.  Decanted for 60 minutes.  Deep inky purple... 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 →

Reserve Merlot – Red Rock Winery

Our wine tonight is the Reserve Merlot from Red Rock Winery. Red Red Winery Non-vintage Vinted by Red Rock Winery in Modesto, California. We’ve found notes though without confirmation of less than five percent Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Sirah blended in. Inky purple in color with a soft purple rim. Nose of red plum, strawberry,... Continue Reading →

Merlot – Textbook Napa Valley

Our wine tonight is the 2018 Merlot from Textbook Vineyards in Napa Valley, California. Merlot Vintage 2018 Napa Valley AVA. 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Decanted 30 minutes. Deep purple in color with a think light purple rim. Expressive bouquet of black cherry on the nose, with hints of dark roasted coffee, oak, and vanilla.... 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 →

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