Riesling – Pearmund Cellars

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Riesling from Pearmund Cellars in Broad Run, Virginia. Riesling sourced from Columbia Valley AVA, Washington state.

Nose of white peach, tangerine, pink grapefruit, and blood orange

Off dry. Bright acidity.

Flavor notes of fresh peaches, grapefruit, orange slices, lemon, lime, honeysuckle, and gardenia, finishing like a freshly sliced Granny Smith apple.

12.5% ABV

$25 per bottle.

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Our Wine Tonight: Virginia Apple Wine

Our wine tonight is Virginia Apple Wine from North Mountain Vineyard and Winery in Maurertown, Virginia.

100% fermented Virginia grown apples.

Blend of Golden Delicious and Fuji varieties.

Nose of freshly harvested Golden Delicious apples, beeswax, and freshly cut clover.

Sweet on the tongue, tart on the finish.

Flavor notes of freshly sliced apples, apple blossoms, wild honeysuckle, hot iron skillet cornbread, nutmeg, ginger, and finishing like the first bite of a crisp Golden Delicious apple.

10.5% ABV.

$19 a bottle.

Cape Blush – Truro Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Cape Blush from Truro Vineyards In Cape Cod. Many thanks to our niece and nephew for this beautiful bottle of rosé.

As a big fan of lighthouses, absolutely just lovin’ this lighthouse shaped bottle. We think it’ll look great displayed with the bottle lights in it.

Light salmon in color.

Nose of pink grapefruit, blood orange, vanilla bean, and strawberries.

Off dry.

Blend of 92% Cayuga and 8% Cabernet Franc.

Flavor notes of fresh sliced grapefruit with a distinct tartness, freshly squeezed orange juice, tangerine, kumquat, papaya, strawberries, meyer lemon, key lime, and finishing like a bananas foster.

11% ABV.

$20 per bottle.

Part of their Lighthouse Series—composed of Cranberry Red, Diamond White, and Cape Blush. All featuring bottles shaped like the iconic lighthouses of Cape Cod.

Truro is located in Southeastern Massachusetts, at the “wrist” of Cape Cod.

Sweetheart White – Medaloni Cellars

Our wine tonight is the Sweetheart White from Medaloni Cellars in the North Carolina Yadkin Valley AVA.

Non-vintage. White blend.

Golden color like summer rays of sunshine.

Explicit nose of state fair cotton candy.

Semi-sweet.

Flavor notes Earl Gray hot tea, wildflower honey, nutmeg, clove, honeysuckle, and lighter notes of vanilla and cream.

12.9% ABV

Rockin’ Red – Rocky River Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Rockin’ Red from Rocky River Vineyards in Midland, North Carolina.

100% Noble Muscadine.

Dark ruby in color.

Nose of over ripe cherries, cranberries, and a woody, musky scent.

Sweet red wine. Best served slightly chilled.

Complex flavor notes of blackberries, cranberries, blueberries, over ripe plantain, bruised apples, rubber cement, huckleberries, and black licorice.

12% ABV

Muscadine is a species of grape called Vitis rotundifolia which is native to the Southeastern United States.

Muscadine, especially reds, are often called super fruit, offering bountiful health benefits.

Muscadine vines often grow wild, especially in the Southeastern United States.

Rockin’ Red – Rocky River Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Rockin’ Red from Rocky River Vineyards in Midland, North Carolina.

100% Noble Muscadine.

Dark ruby in color.

Nose of over ripe cherries, cranberries, and a woody, musky scent.

Sweet red wine. Best served slightly chilled.

Complex flavor notes of blackberries, cranberries, blueberries, over ripe plantain, bruised apples, rubber cement, huckleberries, and black licorice.

12% ABV

Muscadine is a species of grape called Vitis rotundifolia which is native to the Southeastern United States.

Muscadine, especially reds, are often called super fruit, offering bountiful health benefits.

Muscadine vibes often grow wild, especially in the Southeastern United States.

Piedmont Peach – Wellborn Winery

Our wine tonight is the Piedmont Peach from Wellborn Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

Lemon chiffon in color.

Produced from South Carolina grown peaches.

Light peach on the nose, reminiscent of walking through a peach orchard.

Fresh sliced peach flavor notes on the tongue, fading to lingering notes of peaches and cream.

Not complex but beautifully balanced.

10% ABV

$16 a bottle

Century Sweet – Biltmore

Our wine tonight is the Century Sweet White Wine from Biltmore Estate Winery.

Blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Muscat Canelli, and Symphony.

Very citrusy nose, lemon, pink grapefruit, mandarin orange, though also presenting complex aromas of minerals and early spring wildflowers.

Flavor notes of green apples, blood oranges, honeydew melons, tangerines, lemons, limes, and finishing much like a banana cream custard.

This wine is less than perfectly balanced, sweetness is overpowering at 2.2% residual sugar.

12.5% ABV

$16 a bottle

The Biltmore Estate Winery is the most visited winery in the world.

May be cheating though as a wine tasting is included with admission to view Biltmore Estate.

Queen – St Paul Mountain Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Queen from St. Paul Mountain Vineyards.

Sweet Red blend, 80% Cabernet Franc.

Aged 6 months in oak.

Expressive red plums, blackberries, cherry cola, and fresh vanilla bean on the nose.

Flavor notes of overripe blackberries, figs, fresh baked cherry pie right out of the oven, black currants, red currants, raspberries, freshly ground dark coffee beans, and rich mocha, while finishing with hints of tobacco leaf and smoke.

13% ABV

$23 a bottle

Ships most states via VinoShipper. See St. Paul Mountain Vineyards.

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