The Great Jen-Nis Weekend Winery Escapades

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Dry Rosé The Winery at Biltmore Estate. Vintage 2019 Medium pink-orange in color. Medium bouquet of strawberries , cranberries, fresh sliced watermelon, honeysuckle, white peaches, and rose petals. Mildly prominent legs, medium acidity, and nice mouthfeel for a rosé. It’s dry on the tongue though does lend some slight residual sugar. Medium flavor profile of …

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Chocolate Strawberry. Twisted Vine Winery, Lenoir, North Carolina. Real Strawberry Fruit Wine with natural chocolate flavor. Beautiful color of light orange. it can be difficult to good good color from a real strawberry wine. This on has a very nice color! Medium intensity nose with blended notes of strawberries and chocolate. Sweet, a light body …

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Sangiovese North Carolina grown. Mountain Brook Vineyards in Tryon, North Carolina. Vintage 2019. Decanted for 30 minutes. Medium ruby in color. Medium pronounced aromas of cranberries , dried cherries, cocoa, lilac, and black tea. Medium high body with high acidity and high tannins. Medium pronounced flavor notes of cherries, cranberries, red plums, dried figs, cedar, …

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Dry Riesling. The Winery at Biltmore Estate. Vintage 2020. Limited Release. Serve chilled. Medium Lemon in color. Beautiful, just shimmers! Medium-high intensity aromas of grapefruit, lemon tart, mango, peach, pear, cantaloupe, apricot, mint, and dried herbs. Off-dry with medium-high acidity and medium-light body. Complex flavor profile with notes of lemon, grapefruit, pear preserves, apricot, sliced …

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Baby Doll Legs from The Cottage Vineyard and Winery in Cleveland, Georgia. Rosé of Blanc du Bois Blanc du Bois is a Hybrid grape cultivar developed at the University of Florida.  Blanc du Bois wines can be difficult to achieve a commercially acceptable clarity and is therefore often used in blends. We suspect this wine …

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14 Hands Winery Hot to Trot Vintage 2016 Columbia Valley Smooth Red Blend Predominantly Merlot and Syrah, with much smaller percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Mourvèdre, and Grenache. Medium purple in color. Medium nose of black plum, blackcurrant, chocolate covered cherries, blackberry jam, and lavender, and vanilla. Medium bodied, …

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As I formulate this writing in my mind, I feel it’s important to stress that I intend not to isolate, call out, nor pick on any one individual. Though as I listened to the recap of the NC Wine Guys zoom presentation of Open That Bottle to kick-off NC Wine Month, this one thought continued …

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Tyku Sake Tasting two – Cucumber sake and Coconut sake. Produced at famed Umenoyado Brewery in Nara, Japan. The Coconut is a Nigori (unfiltered) sake. The Cucumber is Junmai (filtered) sake. The coconut has structured body, sweet with pronounced flavors of coconut and lingering hints of vanilla. The cucumber is lighter in body, crisp and …

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Cabernet Sauvignon A naturally occurring cross varietal of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Black grape varietal originating from the South of France, notably the Left Bank of Bordeaux. Notable for pronounced black fruit and herbaceous aromas and flavors. Can produce outstanding wines that will age in the bottle for many, many years. Requires moderate to …

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Marked Tree Vineyard in Flat Rock, North Carolina. AVA: Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County. Vintage 2018. Medium ruby in color. Medium nose of raspberry, cranberry, redcurrant, baker’s chocolate, and pepper . Dry with medium tannins, medium acidity, and medium alcohol. Medium intensity flavor profile with notes of redcurrant, raspberry, bell pepper, pipe tobacco, …

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