Holiday Red – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Holiday Red from Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Blend of Chambourcin and Cabernet Franc. Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County AVA. Non-Vintage. Though we did buy this bottle during the 2018 Christmas season. Beautiful dark ruby color with a bright garnet rim. Nose of chocolate covered cherries, fresh … Continue reading Holiday Red – Burntshirt Vineyards

White Merlot – Brandon Hills Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the White Merlot from Brandon Hills Vineyard in North Carolina's Yadkin Valley. Vintage 2012. Pale orange in color. Processed of 100% Yadkin Valley AVA grown Merlot grapes. Nose of grapefruit, orange, cranberry, and strawberry. Mild tannins. Semi-sweet. 3.5% residual sugar. Flavor notes of cherry pie, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, guava, and bananas … Continue reading White Merlot – Brandon Hills Vineyard

Naughty and Nice – Duplin Winery

Our wine tonight is the Naughty and Nice from Duplin Winery. Holiday white wine blend of Scuppernong, Muscadine, and what I think to be Niagara. The scuppernong is distinct. Nose of ripe bananas, lemonade, green apples, honeydew melons, and a stuffy mildewed room. Sweet, syrupy. On the palate notes of overripe bananas, honeysuckle, rubber cement, … Continue reading Naughty and Nice – Duplin Winery

Milk House White – Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard.

Our wine tonight is the Milk House White, a scuppernong wine from Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard just outside of Shelby, North Carolina. Non-vintage. Fermented of 100% scuppernong grapes. The state fruit of North Carolina. Color of 24 karat gold....... just polished! Intense musky nose, hints of honeysuckle, lemon, citrus, and butterscotch. Distinctive sweet flavor notes … Continue reading Milk House White – Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard.

Chambourcin – Misty Creek Vineyard

Tonight we dusted off a bottle of 2008 estate Chambourcin from Misty Creek Vineyards in Mocksville, North Carolina. 100% produced of estate grown Chambourcin in North Carolina's Yadkin Valley AVA. Lightly aged in Hungarian oak. Beautiful color of violet. Nose of chocolate covered cherries, pluff mud, and sarsaparilla. Light residual sugar. Off dry. Mild tannins … Continue reading Chambourcin – Misty Creek Vineyard

Our Wine Tonight: Peach Grape Wine – Menarick Vineyard

Our wine tonight, in celebration of Chardonnay day, is the Peach Grape Wine from Menarick Vineyard and Winery in North Carolina's Yadkin Valley AVA. Pale yellow in color. Chardonnay infused with real peaches. Nose very expressive of fresh sliced peaches. Semi-sweet. Flavor notes of buttery Chardonnay on the tongue, mid-palate classic butteriness, butterscotch, and fresh … Continue reading Our Wine Tonight: Peach Grape Wine – Menarick Vineyard

Our Wine Tonight – 2015 Tenshen Red

Our wine tonight is the 2015 Santa Barbara County Red Wine. Deep purple in color. Opens nicely with 60 minutes of decanting. Bursting of fruit on the nose, black cherry, black plum, wild blackberry, and eucalyptus. Same fruit flavors on the tongue, plum, black cherry, blackberry, spiced rum and coke, fading to a lingering finish … Continue reading Our Wine Tonight – 2015 Tenshen Red