Barrel Aged Malbec – CityScape Winery

Our wine tonight is the Barrel Aged Malbec from CityScape Winery in Greenville County, South Carolina.

In celebration of #WorldMalbecDay

Malbec – CityScape Winery

Vintage 2018

Cellared for 12 months.

Decanted for 90 minutes

100% Malbec Grapes sourced from Yakima Valley in Washington.

Aged in a mix of medium and medium plus oak barrels.

Inky purple color with a thin bright purple rim.

Nose of black cherries, blackberries, smoke and mild cedar.

Medium to Full bodied with well balanced tannins, shows bountiful thick legs.

Flavor profile of black cherries, black licorice, pomegranate, red plums, oak, vanilla, and soft herbal and spicey notes fading toward more complex earthy tones and a light hint of brandy.

This wine paired beautifully with our Italian takeout for dinner.

An excellent drinking and palate pleasing Malbec, one you wouldn’t expect was produced and bottled in South Carolina.

13% ABV

Gold medal winner in the 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition.

In 2019 the Palmetto Wine Competition judges were harsh on vinifera wines so the fact that this Malbec won a Gold medal is a testament to its superior character!

We spoke with with CityScape winemaker Josh Jones and he said they would soon release a 2019 vintage Malbec. Josh said the 2019 was intensely more peppery and spicy than this 2018.

We’re anxiously awaiting!

Müller Two-Goats – CityScape Winery

Our wine tonight is the Müller Two-Goats from CityScape Winery in Pelzer (Greenville), South Carolina.

Produced from the German Müller-Thrugau varietal and bestowed a name more fitting of this small rural craft winery.

Named of it’s creator, Professor Müller of Thurgau, Switzerland, who created it in 1812 by crossing Riesling and Gutedel.

Beautiful golden color.

Nose of dandelion, unripe peach, and green apple.

Semi-sweet with flavor notes of apricot, lemon, green melon, gardenia, freesia, and a soft honeysuckle finish.

12.% ABV

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

Priced at $17 a bottle.

Awards: Gold Medal winner 2018 Palmetto Wine Competition: Gold Medal winner 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition

Appearance: 3 Aroma: 5 Taste: 5 Aftertaste: 3 Impression: 2

Total: 18 – Gold Medal worthy!

Ships: Only in South Carolina.

The 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition is scheduled for May 12th. Email WineryEscapades@Gmail.Com for details.

Raspberry White Zin – CityScape Winery

Our wine tonight is the Raspberry White Zin from CityScape Winery, Double Gold winner in the 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition.

The Raspberry White Zin also won Best in Show at the 2018 Palmetto Wine Competition.

Raspberry infused White Zinfandel.

Bright pink in color

Nose of fresh raspberries and ripe watermelon.

A sweetness which lingers on the tongue.

Flavor notes of raspberries, upside down pineapple cake, bananas foster, watermelon, pink grapefruit, with lingering notes of raspberry tart.

This very refreshing wine will pair well with a nice charcuterie plate.

An excellent summer drinking wine.

10% ABV.

$15 per bottle.

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Pomegranate Pinot Noir – CityScape Winery

Our wine tonight is the Pomegranate Pinot Noir from CityScape Winery in Pelzer (Greenville County) South Carolina.

Semi-Sweet Pinot Noir blended with fresh pomegranate juice.

Personal scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.

Appearance: 2.5

Aroma: 5

Taste: 5.5

Aftertaste: 3

Impression: 2

Total: 18 – Gold Medal worthy!

Priced at $16 a bottle.

Ships: Only in South Carolina

Carménère – CityScape Winery

Our wine tonight is the single barrel Csrménère from CityScape Winery in Greenville County, South Carolina. The grape was imported from Chilè and only 300 bottles produced.

We were honored to attend tonight’s release party featuring the music of Sloan Smith and Josh Jones now famous brisket.

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