Snapped – Elevation 966 Winery

Snapped is a Holiday wine offering from Elevation 966 Winery in Greenville, South Carolina. Grape wine with natural flavors. We would guess a Riesling base. Deep lemon in color. Sweet with nicely balanced acidity. Pronounced nose of cinnamon and nutmeg, with notes reminiscent of holiday spiked eggnog. Flavor notes of freshly baked gingerbread cookies, prominent... Continue Reading →

Classic Rosé 2018 – Chateau Pigoudet

Our wine tonight is the Classic Rosé 2018 from Chateau Pigoudet located in the mountains of Provence, extreme Northeast quadrant of Coteaux d’ Aix.  Classic Rosé 2018 Chateau Pigoudet  Vintage 2018 Blend of 35% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, 15% Cabernet, 10% Syrah, and 5% Ugni Blanc.  Pale copper in color. Strawberry, citrus, and hints of mineral... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Black Rock – Sawyer Springs Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Black Rock from Sawyer Springs Vineyard in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Black Rock Dirty Boots, Stained Hands, Classic Wine. AVA - Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County. Inky in color with a beautiful garnet rim. A special field blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Decanted for 30 minutes before pouring... 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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