Our wine tonight is the Christmas in a Bottle from Locklear Vineyard and Winery in Maxton, North Carolina.
Blush colored spiced muscadine wine which I believe to be a blend of Carlos and Noble with spices added before bottling.
Definitely very distinctively Carlos on the nose.
Tropical fruit and expressive spices on the tongue. Fruit flavors of orange, tangerine, grapefruit and spice notes of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg,
We enjoyed the first glass slightly chilled and the second warmed such as a mulled wine.
Although we enjoyed both……we agreed it’s best served warm.
This is a very nice wine that we really enjoyed.
$10 a bottle.
Merry Christmas from Winery Escapades
Our wine tonight is Santa’s Treat from Twisted Vine Winery in Lenoir, North Carolina.
Nose of green apple, sweet crisp flavor notes of fresh cut apple and white cranberry.
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!
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.