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 →

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 →

Cabernet Franc – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Tonight we celebrate Cabernet Franc day with one of our favorites. Our wine tonight is the Cabernet Franc from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills of North Carolina. Vintage 2016 Blend of 77% Cabernet Franc and 23% Chambourcin. Dark ruby color with a gorgeous garnet rim. Aromatic nose of cocoa, coffee, lavender, cranberry, and graphite.... Continue Reading →

Harmony Hall – Lu Mil Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Harmony Hall from Lu Mil Vineyard in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. Produced from estate grown Magnolia Muscadine grape. The Magnolia varietal produces a medium sized bronze colored fruit. Cold fermented. Nose is distinctly muscadine, though not as pungent as most Carlos muscadine wine. The nose further exhibits notes of citrus and... Continue Reading →

Merry Berry – Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard

Our Thanksgiving wine tonight is the Merry Berry from Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard. A tart cranberry blend produced seasonally just for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. Beautiful light ruby in color. A robust aroma of cranberries, spices, and citrus make this North Carolina wine perfect for a family holiday dinner get-together. Semi-sweet. On the palate... Continue Reading →

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 →

Christmas White – Biltmore Estate Winery

Our wine tonight is the Christmas at Biltmore White Wine from Biltmore Estate Winery. Blend of Muscat Canelli, Gew├╝rztraminer, Riesling, and Viognier. Grape sourced from California. Vintage: 2018 Soft pale yellow in color. Semi-sweet. Nose of freshly sliced pears, peaches and cream, red grapefruit, ginger, honeysuckle, and rose petals. Gew├╝rztraminer is prominent and easily detectable... Continue Reading →

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