2017 Riesling – Fish Hippie

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Riesling with the Fish Hippie branding of Old North State Winery.

Read more about the Fish Hippie brand.

100% Riesling grown in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA.

Light straw in color.

A delicate floral nose with hints of apricot and lemon zest.

Off dry.

Flavor notes of tart green apple slices, lime juice, apricots, and pears, finishing with a bit of nuttiness.

12.5% ABV

Learn more about Old North State Winery.

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Fig Ewe- Enoree River Winery

Our wine tonight is the Fig Ewe Wine from Enoree River Winery In Newberry, South Carolina.

Fermented of 100% Estate grown Fig.

Desert wine.

Light amber in color.

Nose of Fig preserves…..undeniable Fig!

Hints of cherry on the tongue, lingering notes of whiskey, caramel…specifically Werthers Original candies, vanilla, freshly sliced figs, butterscotch, and toffee.

12% ABV

Cost was under $20 per bottle.

Production was very limited in quantity and the winery is currently sold out.

This was an extremely unique and very flavorful wine.

In our opinion, this is a gold medal worthy wine.

2018 Rosé California – Lorenza

Our wine tonight is the 2018 Rosé California from Lorenza Wine in Acampo, California.

Bright Salmon in Color.

Blend of 38% Grenache, 36% Carignan, 23% Mourvèdre, 3% Cinsault.

Dry true rosé of old vines.

Delicate nose of strawberries, sliced watermelon, raspberries, and rose petals.

Expressive flavor notes of navel oranges, ripe strawberries, kiwi, lime, hibiscus, spice, and finishing with a lingering minerality.

11% ABV

$20 per bottle.

WineryEscapades.Com scoring on the American Wine Society 20 point scale.

Appearance: 3

Aroma: 4

Taste: 5

Aftertaste: 2

Impression: 2

Total: 16

Silver medal worthy.

Percy’s Bosc Pear – Cat’s Paw Winery

Our wine tonight is the Percy’s Bosc Pear from Cat’s Paw Winery In Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Fermented 100% Bosc Pear Juice.

Light golden in color.

Nose of pear preserves on lightly toasted wheat bread. A little musky.

Flavor notes of freshly harvested Bosc pears, finishing with hints of smokiness and spice.

12.5% ABV

$16 per bottle.

Available only in South Carolina.

Oaked Black Cherry – Wandering Bard Meadery

Our wine tonight is the Oaked Black Cherry Mead From Wandering Bard Meadery In Mauldin, South Carolina.

We enjoyed on our back patio taking in the neighborhood fireworks show.

Silver medal winner in the 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition.

Light cherry in color.

Still, not sparkling.

Nose of traditional wildflower honey.

Semi-Sweet.

Flavor notes of black cherry and vanilla on the tongue, light oak, charcoal notes finishing with the traditional honey notes.

12% ABV.

Wandering Bard Meadery opens to the public the first Saturday of each month. We hope to see you there.

Siri knows the way!

Cheers!

Cuveé Richeaume – Domaine Richeaume

Our wine tonight is the 2016 Cuvée Richeaume from Domaine Richeaume in France.

Dark ruby in color with a purple rim.

Red Provence wine.

Expressive nose of cedar, damp forest leaves, tobacco, black tea, black licorice, and earthy spices.

Blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Syrah, 8% Merlot, 3% Carignan.

Richeaume Vineyard on the red flanks of Cézanne’s beloved Mt. Saints Victoire.

Dry on the palate.

Flavor notes of black currents, cloves, black cherries, plums, espresso, vanilla flavoring, coffee liqueur, and finishing bold with hints of leather, chewing tobacco, bitter herbs and earthy spices.

Decanting recommended.

14.5% ABV.

$30 a bottle.

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Strawberry – Lazy Bear Winery

Our wine tonight is the Strawberry from Lazy Bear Winery in Easley, South Carolina.

Lazy Bear Winery focuses on fruit wines.

Produced from 100% strawberries.

Salmon in color.

Light nose of strawberry starburst, perhaps strawberry twizzlers.

Semi-sweet on the tongue, not overly sweet throughout the tasting.

Flavor notes of fresh strawberry shortcake, reminiscent of a strawberry cobbler, finishing tart much like a just underripe fresh picked strawberry.

12% ABV

This is an excellent representation of a true strawberry fruit wine.

Rosé of Malbec – Doña Paula

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Rosé of Malbec from Doña Paula, Mendoza Argentina.

Region: El Alto Estate, Luján de Cuyo.

Vintage 2017

Salmon pinkish/ light amber in color.

Rosé of 100% Malbec.

Early harvest. Hand picked.

Nose of Bartlett pear, strawberries, raspberries, violets, and hot buttered croissants.

Off dry. 1.8% RS

Crisp on the palate with notes of raspberries, strawberries, cherry, red plum, almonds, tea, and minerals. A lingering finish of biscotti, toasted almonds, cedar, and orange peel.

12% ABV.

$10 per bottle.

WineryEscapades.Com scoring on the American Wine Society 20 point scale.

Appearance: 3

Aroma: 3

Taste: 4

Aftertaste: 2

Impression: 1.5

Total: 13.5

Bronze medal worthy

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