The Great Jen-Nis Weekend Winery Escapade

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Wines to be featured on OurWineTonight.Com may be mailed to:
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Apple Pie Spiced Apple Wine – Carolina Heritage Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Apple Pie from Carolina Heritage Vineyards.

Apple Pie Wine

A perfect Fall wine!

Spiced Apple Wine!

Fermented of North Carolina grown apples with raisins, almonds, and spices added.

Vintage 2017.

Medium yellow in color.

Smells like apple pie….

Nose is pronounced of spices, expressive of cinnamon and steeping of nutmeg.

Sweet with low-medium acidity and light bodied.

Pronounce flavor intensity showing green apple, nutmeg, and cinnamon, with a medium almond finish.

Indeed it smells and taste like a freshly baked hot out of the oven apple pie!

11% ABV

$18 a bottle.

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This Apple Pie Wine has won silver at the Dixie Classic Fair and gold at the N.C. State Fair.

Carolina Heritage Vineyards is the first USDA certified organic vineyard in North Carolina.

Petit Manseng – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Petit Manseng from Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery.

Petit Manseng

Non-Vintage on the bottle (Though of the 2019harvest)

Tryon Foothills wine region of North Carolina

Glimmering color of liquid Sunshine

Nose of tropical fruits, pineapple, papaya, orange, pink grapefruit, banana, and wet stone

Dry on the palate, full bodied.

Flavor profile exhibiting bold notes of pineapple, lemon meringue pie, mango, plantains, and star fruit.

14% ABV

$24 a bottle

Petit Manseng is evolving as a signature grape in Western North Carolina.

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 color.

Nose very expressive of black cherries, plum, cocoa, fresh violets, cedar and a pronounced smokiness.

Dry, medium bodied, with low to medium tannins.

Flavor notes of black cherry, blackberry, red plum, and a distinctive mid-palate of vanilla, black currants, black pepper, and spice, while the lingering finish is reminiscent of a freshly baked hot out of the oven blueberry pie.

An excellent traditional Argentine Malbec.

9 months aged in 60% French oak and 40% American oak.

13.5% ABV

At the price, often under $10, this is a great drinking wine.

Jen-Nis Marketing scaring at 90 points.

OTTO – Marked Tree Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the OTTO white blend from Marked Tree Vineyard.

OTTO = Old Two Tops Oak. Impressive old oak on the property which continues to rise above the farm’s old homestead.

Vintage 2018

Predominantly Vidal Blanc, listed as a blend…so we suspect blended with estate grown Chardonel and Grüner Veltliner.

Light yellow in color, similar to corn silk.

Crest of the Blue Ridge (Henderson County)

Nose of honeysuckle, peach, clematis, jasmine, and eucalyptus.

Semi-sweet with crisp balanced acidity.

Flavor notes of wildflower honey, pineapple, honeysuckle, honeydew melon, and pink grapefruit, and lemon-lime.

12.5% ABV

$20 a bottle.

Winery Escapades scores 89 points.

Rosé – Stone Ash Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Rosé from Stone Ash Vineyard.

Vintage 2019

Provence style.

Rosé of Cabernet Franc

Harvested fruit cold soaked for 12 hours and processed with a cool fermentation.

Crest of the Blue Ridge AVA (Hendersonville, N.C.)

Light salmon in color.

Nose of ripe melon, gooseberry, citrus, and flint.

Dry with tropical fruit notes on the front palate, pink grapefruit, red currant, with floral notes of daffodils and jasmine. Finishing notes of cold brew, almonds, and cocoa.

14.4% ABV

$24 a bottle.

Winery Escapades scores at 85 points.

Ginger Blue – Fat Ass Heifer Cidery

Our wine…uh Cider tonight is the Ginger Blue from Fat Ass Heifer Cidery in Campobello SC

Color of burnt orange.

Serve chilled.

Still not sparkling. Semi-Dry.

Nose of ginger and sliced crabapple.

Flavor profile up front of blueberry, finishing more of tart apple and ginger. Lighter citrus notes and hints of minerality linger.

5% ABV

Fat Ass Heifer Cidery is a small craft Cidery in the small community of Campobello nestled in the Northwest corner of South Carolina.

Open only on Saturday’s. Call ahead.

Owner John Macomson

Kan-gria – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Kan-Gria from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills of North Carolina.

KAN-GRIA

Estate grown red wine with natural spices.

Color of freshly squeezed cranberry juice.

The nose is tropical with hints of pink grapefruit and red plum.

12% ABV

Fruit forward profile bursting of red berries such as huckleberries, mulberries, and wild blackberries with pomegranate and bing cherry. Mid-palate unmask hints of citrus, blood orange, lime, and cilantro. The finish shows soft notes of lavender, vanilla, and strawberry.

Sangria is a Spanish term describing a mix of red wine and fruit! Sangria is really booming at craft wineries as a summer drink of choice. Could Sangria replace rosé as the next big summer wine? We think so!

Parker-Binns jumped ahead of the curve canning their sangria…..uh Kan-Gria!

Don’t be afraid to blend with a little coconut rum!

Estate Riesling – Elk Cove Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Estate Riesling from Elk Cove Vineyards.

Elk Cove Vineyards

Vintage 2017

Willamette Valley, Oregon

100% Estate grown fruit.

Color of light straw.

Nose of lemongrass, light petroleum, green apple, green pear, melon, and apricot.

Dry on the palate, light bodied with flavor notes of citrus and wildflower honey, lemongrass, apricot, and peach. Finishing with hints of white pepper and minerals.

13% ABV

$19 a bottle.

WineryEscapades scores at 88 points.

Recommended pairing – Grilled Turkey Burgers with vegetables.

Firesteed Riesling – Oregon

Our wine tonight is the Riesling from Firesteed Cellars in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

2018 Firesteed Riesling

Vintage 2018

Willamette Valley AVA

Harvested in late October from the Erratic Oaks Vineyard.

Light gold in color.

Lightly diesel on the nose with floral hints of honeysuckle, faint green melon, and sliced peaches in syrup.

Medium bodied and off dry on the palate with notes of green apple, mango, wildflower honey, white plum, grapefruit, and lemon and lime, with almonds and pineapple lingering on the crisp finish.

13% ABV

$15 a bottle

Pair with a spicy Asian dish or blackened fish tacos.

Serve slightly chilled beyond cellar temperature.

Winery Escapades scores 87 points.

Sweet Ellie Mae Rosé – Marked Tree Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Sweet Ellie Mae Rosé from Marked Tree Vineyard in Flat Rock, North Carolina.

Vintage 2018.

Crest of the Blue Ridge- Henderson County AVA

Blend of estate grown Cabernet Franc and Vidal Blanc.

Light salmon in color.

The nose delicately shows evocations of red currants, citrus, rosé petals, and hibiscus.

Semi-sweet on the tongue. 2.5% residual sugar.

Flavor notes of sweet melon, blood orange, pink grapefruit, strawberry tarts, macintosh apples and light minerality on the finish. Elegantly balanced and refreshing.

12.5% ABV

$20 per bottle.

Winery Escapades scoring 90 points. Gold metal worthy.

The tasting room at Marked Tree Vineyard offers spectacular mountain views.

Check our recent blog for further details.

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