The “Mini” Wine Tasting Gift Bag – Old Rock Quarry Winery

Some ideas are just plain better than others, such as the gift bag mini bottle tasting from Old Rock Quarry Winery in Enoree, South Carolina  Packaged in a fuchsia colored mesh gift bag, comes six different wines in 50ml mini bottles all for $20. Available in a dry or sweet selection, we’re enjoying the sweet mini... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Rosé Blend – Leftie Wine

Our wine tonight is the Final Frontier Rosé Blend from Leftie Wine Company.  Light salmon in color. Red blend that undergoes a secondary fermentation with peach juice. Expressive nose of peach schnapps, bing cherries, apricots, coconut, and buttery. Fruity on the tongue, expressive notes of freshly sliced peaches, vanilla beans, cashews, and finishing buttery and... 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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