Petit Manseng – Cavender Creek Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Petit Manseng from Cavender Creek Vineyards in Dahlonega, Georgia

Petit Manseng is increasingly becoming a flavored cultivar of vineyards in North Georgia.

Dahlonega Plateau AVA.

Vintage 2017.

Color of polished gold, like rays of bright sunshine.

Citrus and floral bouquet and full bodied on the palate, this is not a light white wine.

Semi-sweet with flavor notes of papaya, bananas foster, canned peaches in syrup, dandelion, honeysuckle, and sliced pears, finishing with lingering notes of wildflower honey and a grainy menerality.

13.2% ABV.

Pair with spicy Thai or Asian food.

WineryEscapades scores at 85 points!

Cavender Creek has quickly become one of our favorite wineries of the Dahlonega Plateau.

The tasting room and outdoor patio have recently undergone an amazing renovation.

Adama – Kaya Vineyards and Winery

Our wine tonight is the 2016 Adama from Kaya Vineyards and Winery

Vintage 2016.

Estate grown blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Touriga National.

Full bodied, silky, and perfectly balanced.

Color of deep purple.

Shows long consistent cascading legs.

Nose of blackberries, black currants, toasted marshmallows, charcoal, and nutmeg.

Medium-plus tannins.

14.5 months aged in new French oak.

Bold flavor notes of blackberry jam, red plums, blueberries, cocoa, chocolate mint, oak, smoke, vanilla bean extract, and pipe tobacco.

13.2 % ABV.

$39 a bottle.

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Aerated and decanted for 30 minutes. May benefit from additional decanting.

AVA: Dahlonega Plateau (only AVA within the state of Georgia).

Winemaker KJ Bell gifted us this bottle and we fell in love with this bold blend.

2016 Estate Grown Red Blend

Whiskey Blend – Zac Brown Distillery

Tonight something special for me, on the rocks.

From Zac Brown Distillery in Dahlonega, Georgia, yeah that Zac Brown, a blend of bourbon, light whiskey, wheat whiskey, and brandy from Z Alexander Brown Uncaged Pinot Noir.

Pleasant aromas of butterscotch, caramel, and oak. Drinks lighter than a bourbon, more complex than a light whiskey, and at 82 proof finishes smooth and mellow.

Kaya Blue – Kaya Vineyards and Winery

Our wine tonight is the Kaya Blue, Merlot blush, from Kaya Vineyards and Winery in the Dahlonega Plateau AVA.

A crisp light semi-sweet blush with a tempting nose of red currant and flavor notes of strawberries and ripe cherries.

Kaya Vineyard and Winery is a rebirth of closed Blackstock Vineyards. One of the largest and oldest vineyards of the Dahlonega Plateau featuring stunning views from of the surrounding North Georgia mountains.

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