2008 Chambourcin – Misty Creek Vineyards

Tonight we dusted off a bottle of 2008 estate Chambourcin from Misty Creek Vineyards in Mocksville, North Carolina.

100% produced of estate grown Chambourcin in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA.

Lightly aged in Hungarian oak.

Beautiful color of violet.

Nose of chocolate covered cherries, pluff mud, and sarsaparilla.

Light residual sugar. Off dry.

Mild tannins with flavor notes of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, tart raspberries, blueberries, currants, finishing with lingering hints of graphite and smokiness.

12.5% ABV.

$23 a bottle.

This is a really nice drinking #NCWine. We aerated it lightly prior to enjoying.

#NCWineMonth #YadkinValley #FrenchAmericanHybrid

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Blackberry – Lazy Bear Winery

Our wine tonight is the Award winning Blackberry Wine from Lazy Bear Winery in Easley, South Carolina.

A real fruit wine.

Fermented of 100% locally grown blackberries.

Light purple in color.

Nose of blackberry jam.

Semi-sweet on the tongue.

Flavor notes of fresh blackberry tart, slightly grainy with a lingering earthy tone.

12% ABV.

Riesling – Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the American Riesling from Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard in Fallston, North Carolina.

Estate grown Riesling.

Light golden in color.

Nose of grapefruit, lemon, honeysuckle, daffodil, and apple blossom.

Semi-Dry on the palate.

Tangy notes of tangerine, lemon, pear, and pink grapefruit, with a crisp finish reminiscent of white licorice and lingering notes of soft minerals.

11% ABV.

Strawberry Wine – Enoree River Winery

Our wine tonight is the Strawberry Wine from Enoree River Winery in Newberry, South Carolina.

Fermented of 100% Strawberries.

Beautiful delicate rose color. Similar to red-orange blend.

Nose of strawberry shortcake and freshly picked strawberries.

Semi-sweet on the tongue.

Flavor burst of a strawberry starburst, notes reminiscent of strawberry lemonade, with lingering notes of a strawberry crème brûlée, and strawberry sorbet.

Excellent representation of a real fruit wine.

12% ABV.

Bitchin Blackberry – Douglas Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Bitchin Blackberry from Douglas Vineyards in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

Grape wine with natural and artificial blackberry flavor.

Not sure of the base. I’d guess Chardonnay.

The nose is reminiscent of blackberry Kool-aid.

Sweet on the tongue.

Bursting with blackberry flavor on the tongue, just like a hot blackberry cobbler right out of the oven, fading with a slight tartness and subtle earthy tones.

9% ABV.

The owners suggested this one for us to take home as it is always one of their top sellers.

It did not disappoint. Very easy drinking.

Honeymoon Delight – Cartersville Country Winery

Our wine tonight is the Honeymoon Delight from Cartersville Country Winery In Timmonsville, South Carolina.

100% estate grown Carlos – White Muscadine.

Color of light straw.

Labeled as dry, but we feel it more accurately off dry.

Nose of over-ripe bananas, rubber cement, and charcoal.

Bright tropical flavor notes on the tongue, lemon, lime, coconut, and pawpaw, fading to a more floral and earthy finish.

Labeled as table wine, likely around 8-9% ABV.

$12 a bottle.

Winemaker’s name is Carlos Norton! Could that be real? Nevertheless, great wine business name!

Riesling – Heinrich Vollmer

Our wine tonight is the 2014 Riesling from Heinrich Vollmer.

2014 Vintage.

Bottled in Pfalz, Germany.

Color of Mountain Dew (soft drink).

Nose of spring time daffodils, tree pollen, apricots, and wildflower honey.

Off dry, crisp.

Balanced acidity.

Flavor notes of peppermint, green apple, pineapple, pink grapefruit, and tangerine.

12% ABV.

$15 a bottle.

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.

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.

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