Century Sweet White – Biltmore Estate Winery

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

Century Sweet White

Non-Vintage.

Blend of Riesling, Gerwertztraminer, and Muscat Canelli

Pale lemon in color.

Delicate nose of honeysuckle, pina colada, mango, key lime pie, and watermelon jolly rancher.

Bright, crisp, lively, and semi-sweet with reasonably balanced acidity.

On the palate bursting with tropical notes, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, pink grapefruit, honeysuckle, peach, ginger, and lingering lemon-lime on the finish.

12.5% ABV

2.2% Residual Sugar

$17 a bottle

WineryEscapades score of 87 points!

Silver Medal worthy!

Entrance to Biltmore Estate Winery
Biltmore Winery Established 1985
Biltmore Estate at Christmas

Chenin Blanc – Biltmore Estate Winery

Our wine tonight is the Chenin Blanc from Biltmore Estate Winery.

Vintage 2018.

Limited Release.

Color of light straw.

Bright floral and tropical aromas.

Semi-sweet with refreshingly crisp acidity.

Layered on the palate with notes of lemon-lime, green apple, bosc pear, star fruit, pink grapefruit, and pineapple.

12.5% ABV.

$17 a bottle.

We enjoyed this vintage, perhaps more so than the 2017 Chinen Blanc from Biltmore. We still feel it was lacking some balance.

WineryEscapades scores at 88 points.

Silver medal worthy!

2018 Biltmore Estate Chenin Blanc Limited Release
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Riesling – Biltmore Estate

Our wine tonight is the Riesling from Biltmore Estate Winery in Asheville, North Carolina.

Vintage 2018

Pale yellow in color.

Nose of apricots, honeysuckle, peaches, and fresh pear.

Crisp, semi-sweet with balanced acidity.

Flavor notes of Granny Smith Apples, pears, wildflower honey, lemon, and cantaloupe, finishing with more minerality.

13.5% ABV. (not a typo)

This one is really enjoyable, better than most Rieslings in the under $20 category.

$17 a bottle at Biltmore Estate Winery.

Biltmore Estate winemaker Sharon Fenchak hit it out of the ballpark with this vintage. Biltmore does grow several acres of Riesling on the estate. Though, this wine isn’t produced entirely with Estate grown fruit, sourcing of the fruit is critical to producing high quality wines.

Biltmore Estate Winery is the most visited winery in the United States of America. A wine tasting experience is included with each admission ticket to the Biltmore Estate.

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Enjoying a bottle with great friends in the Wine Bar.

Christmas White – Biltmore Estate

Our wine tonight is the Christmas at Biltmore White Wine from Biltmore Estate Winery.

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

Grape sourced from California.

Vintage: 2018

Soft pale yellow in color.

Semi-sweet.

Nose of freshly sliced pears, peaches and cream, red grapefruit, ginger, honeysuckle, and rose petals.

Gewürztraminer is prominent and easily detectable in the nose.

Flavor notes of fresh baked hot apple pie, ginger snaps, cantaloupe, tangerine, pineapple, lychee, lemon drops, and big hints of dried apricots finishing with lingering notes of soft herbs and spice.

12.5% ABV

$15 a bottle.

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

Appearance: 3 Nose: 5 Taste 4.5 Mouth Feel/Aftertaste: 2.5 Impression: 2

Total: 17 – Silver Medal worthy.

Muscat Canelli – Biltmore

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Muscat Canelli from the Biltmore Estate Winery.

Pale yellow in color.

Enticing floral aromas of violets, lavender, and honeysuckle.

Semi-sweet.

Flavor notes of grapefruit, peach, pear, and lime, while finishing softly with hints of nutmeg.

12.5 % ABV.

$17 a bottle.

Winery Escapade scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.

Appearance: 3 Aroma: 4.5 Taste: 4.5

Aftertaste: 2.5. Impression: 1.5

Total: 16 Silver Medal worthy!

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.

Christmas at Biltmore Red – Biltmore Estate Winery

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Christmas at Biltmore Red from Biltmore Estate Winery.

Off-dry blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, & Zinfandel

Nose of ripe red cherry, medium bodied, medium-high tannins, bursting with fruit flavors of cherry, red plum, and pomegranate.

Winery Escapade scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.

Appearance: 3 Aroma: 4.5 Taste: 4.5 Aftertaste: 3 Impression: 2

Total: 17 – Silver Medal worthy!

14% ABV

Priced at $13 a bottle.

Ships: Multiple States via Biltmore website

The label is designed by North Carolina artist Terry Owensby, whom personally signed our bottle.

Villa Rosa – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Villa Rosa from Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina. A sweet red blend table wine.

Soft nose of plum and jam

Ripe blueberries on the tongue

Lingering finish of coffee and chocolate

Personal scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.

Appearance: 2.5

Aroma: 4.5

Taste: 5.5

Aftertaste: 3

Impression: 2

Total: 17.5 Silver Medal worthy!

13% ABV

Priced at $20 a bottle.

Ships: Multiple States via Vino Shipper

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