The Great Jen-Nis Weekend Winery Escapade

We’d often post on social media our wine of the night. Therefore, we thought it’d be great to share these pics with our tasting notes. Therefore, it made sense to create as a WordPress blog and that’s how OurWineTonight.Com was born. We’re thrilled with the reception of this blog. Thank you for your continued support.

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Rosé – Mountain Brook Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Rosé from Mountain Brook Vineyards in Tryon, North Carolina.

Vintage 2018.

Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat.

Grapes harvested of the Yadkin Valley AVA.

Fermented and aged in stainless steel.

Salmon in color.

Bouquet of strawberries, cherries, cranberries, and spice.

Dry, crisp, medium bodied with subtle tannins.

Notes of cranberries, crabapples, raspberries, orange blossom honey, pomegranate, early season honeydew melons, and a delicate mineral finish.

12.5% ABV.

$23 a bottle.

Ships most states via VinoShipper.

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Runway Lights – Elevation 966 Winery

Our wine tonight is the Runway Lights from Elevation 966 Winery in Greenville, South Carolina.

White wine blend of Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, and Semillon.

Pale banana in color.

Expressive grapefruit and citrus aromas.

Semi-sweet with crisp acidity.

Flavor notes of cantaloupe, green apple, fresh figs, lemon drops, lime zest, passion fruit, and white peach.

12% ABV.

Elevation 966 is the first urban winery to open in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Eden Vermont Iced Cider

Our wine tonight is the Vermont Iced Cider from Eden Iced Cider Company in Newport, Vermont.

Heirloom blend.

Produced of 15 different blended Heirloom apple varieties.

100% Vermont grown apples.

15% Residual Sugar (by weight).

Sugar at Harvest 35° Brix

Orange amber hue.

Nose of freshly pressed raw apple cider, honey, and brown sugar.

Still, no carbonation.

Very Sweet apple tart flavors with low acidity. notes of caramel apple, vanilla, and sourwood honey.

More a sipping wine. Pair with an apple tart.

Better yet, this wine begs to be drizzled over vanilla bean ice cream!

10% ABV.

$25 a bottle

Pinot Gris – Iris Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Pinot Gris from Iris Vineyards.

Vintage 2017

Willamette Valley • Oregon

Source • Chalice Estate and Confluence Vineyards.

Clones • Duon 146 and 152

pH: 3.12 • Total Acidity 7.2 g/l • RS 5.0 g/l

4500 total cases produced.

Expressive nose of grapefruit, honeysuckle, and lemon, and Spring daffodils.

Pale yellow in color.

The flavor is bursting of pineapple and lemon with more subtle floral notes finishing with hints of pear and green apple.

11.5% ABV

$17 a bottle.

Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the award winning Merlot from Parker-Binns Vineyard in Tryon, North Carolina.

Vintage 2017.

Estate grown Merlot.

Tryon Foothills wine region.

Dark ruby in color with a soft garnet rim.

Decanted for one hour.

Soft bouquet of blackberry jam, red plum, tobacco, vanilla, and cedar.

Long slow cascading legs.

Medium to full bodied and velvety with lush tannins.

Dry yet fruity and complex with notes of red plums, dark cherries, raspberries, dried figs, pomegranate, boiled peanuts, damp forest, Earl Grey tea, and a lingering earthy finish.

13% ABV

2020 NC Fine Wines Showcase Winner!

Winemaker Justin Taylor.

NC Fine Wines Competition Winners

Rustic Red – Wellborn Winery

Our wine tonight is the Rustic Red from Wellborn Winery in the Woods in beautiful Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

Produced of locally grown South Carolina Chambourchin.

Chambourcin is a French-American hybrid with deep purple skin.

No vintage listed on the bottle. The website list current vintage as 2018

Decanted for 30 minutes.

Ruby in color with a bright purple rim.

Aromatic nose of fresh baked blueberry muffins, elderberries, raspberries, and chocolate covered cherries.

Semi-sweet.

Medium mouth feel, juicy acidity, with a low tannin structure.

Layered notes of tart raspberries, red currants, cinnamon spice, pepper sauce, and a fresh hot cherry tart, slight smokiness on the finish with a lingering tartness of a Christmas fruitcake.

12% ABV

This wine is racking up awards.
Gold medal winner in the 2019 Wine of the South Competition. Silver medal winner in the 2018 Palmetto Wine Competition.

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Petit Manseng- Parker-Binns Vineyard

Tonight we are celebrating National Drink Wine Day with a bottle of Petit Manseng from Parker-Binns Vineyard.

2018 Petit Manseng

Estate grown Petit Manseng.

Tryon Foothills of North Carolina.

Vintage 2018

Winemaker Justin Taylor marveled, during the harvest of 2018, this fruit was able to take on a bronzing rarely seen on other white varietals of Western North Carolina.

Color of bright straw, shimmering.

Expressively aromatic, noticeable the moment of uncorking. Robust notes of pineapple upside down cake, mandarin orange, lemon curd, and mango.

Medium bodied, crisp acidity, and rich.

Complex on the palate with overlying tones of citrus, florals, and minerality. Honeysuckle lingers on the dry finish.

14% ABV.

$25 a bottle.

Ships to most states via VinoShipper.

Check website at ParkerBinnsVineyard.Com

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Strawberry Vanilla – Honeygirl Meadery

Our wine tonight is the Strawberry Vanilla from Honeygirl Meadery.

Honey Strawberry Wine with natural flavors.

Style of Melomel.

Melomel is mead fermented with fruit for added flavors.

Metheglin style mead is made with spices to enhance the flavor.

Light amber in color.

Nose of wildflower honey, yet as the mead opens up more of strawberry aromas start to surface.

Sweet and aromatic.

Flavor notes of strawberries and silky vanilla custard with an expressive wildflower honey finish which lingers.

Medium mouthfeel with some mild tannins.

12.5% ABV

The aromas and flavors take some time to open up.

Carolina Crisp – Chatham Cider Works

Our wine tonight is the Carolina Crisp from Chatham Cider Works in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

Straw in color, perhaps unpolished gold.

Label describes as effervescent, though we’d call this more of a sparkling. It’s bubbly!

Nose and taste are spot on with notes of freshly picked green apple.

True to it’s claim, crisp with a tart finish.

6% ABV.

We picked up this bottle at Fair Game Beverage Company next to the Cidery and which serves as the cideries tasting room.

UNTAPPD rates this cider at 3.48.

From their website About Us page:

We make small-batch hard cider in Pittsboro from North Carolina apples.

We work with local apple growers to source the apples that give us the complex, satisfying flavor of a traditional hard cider.

#NCWine #NCCider

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