Black Cherry Mead – Lazy Bear Wine

Our wine tonight is the Black Cherry Mead from Lazy Bear Winery in Easley, South Carolina.

Rust in color with a garnet rim.

Still not sparkling.

Nose of honey, cherry and almonds.

Dry on the palate with bitter sweet notes of black cherry and wildflower honey.

Finishes like a traditional mead.

A prime example of melomel mead.

12% ABV

This mead is smooth drinking, would pair well with Mexican food.

This is good. Really good. I would grade as gold medal worthy.

I’m quickly a huge fan of Lazy Bear Winery.

Unfortunately only available at the small production winery and meadery.

These guys use honey and fruit from their own property or either source very locally.

They continue to rack up some impressive competition medals for their products.

We strongly recommend a visit.

Lazy Bear Winery

Rustic Red – Wellborn Winery

Our wine tonight is the Rustic Red from Wellborn Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

Produced of locally grown Chambourchin.

Non- vintage.

Light ruby in color.

Nose of fresh baked blueberry muffins, raspberries, passion fruit, dark cherries and the forest after a morning mist.

Semi-sweet.

Flavor notes of tart raspberries, red currants, boysenberries, and a fresh hot cherry turnover, slight smokiness on the finish with a lingering tartness of a Christmas fruitcake.

12% ABV

This wine is racking up awards.

Gold medal winner in the 2019 Wine of the South Competition. Silver medal winner in the 2018 Palmetto Wine Competition.

Oaked Black Cherry – Wandering Bard Meadery

Our wine tonight is the award winning Oaked Black Cherry from Wandering Bard Meadery In Mauldin, South Carolina.

Stunning light ruby in color.

Still. Semi-Sweet. Melomel type mead.

Aromas of smoke, oak, and juicy fruit gum.

Flavor notes of honey, black cherries, rum, Charcoal, fading to a finish of medium oak and vanilla.

Aged on toasted American oak.

12% ABV.

Silver Medal winner in the 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition.

This is an easy drinking mead bursting with flavor.

Blackberry – Lazy Bear Winery

Our wine tonight is the Award winning Blackberry Wine from Lazy Bear Winery in Easley, South Carolina.

A real fruit wine.

Fermented of 100% locally grown blackberries.

Light purple in color.

Nose of blackberry jam.

Semi-sweet on the tongue.

Flavor notes of fresh blackberry tart, slightly grainy with a lingering earthy tone.

12% ABV.

Strawberry Wine – Enoree River Winery

Our wine tonight is the Strawberry Wine from Enoree River Winery in Newberry, South Carolina.

Fermented of 100% Strawberries.

Beautiful delicate rose color. Similar to red-orange blend.

Nose of strawberry shortcake and freshly picked strawberries.

Semi-sweet on the tongue.

Flavor burst of a strawberry starburst, notes reminiscent of strawberry lemonade, with lingering notes of a strawberry crème brûlée, and strawberry sorbet.

Excellent representation of a real fruit wine.

12% ABV.

Honeymoon Delight – Cartersville Country Winery

Our wine tonight is the Honeymoon Delight from Cartersville Country Winery In Timmonsville, South Carolina.

100% estate grown Carlos – White Muscadine.

Color of light straw.

Labeled as dry, but we feel it more accurately off dry.

Nose of over-ripe bananas, rubber cement, and charcoal.

Bright tropical flavor notes on the tongue, lemon, lime, coconut, and pawpaw, fading to a more floral and earthy finish.

Labeled as table wine, likely around 8-9% ABV.

$12 a bottle.

Winemaker’s name is Carlos Norton! Could that be real? Nevertheless, great wine business name!

Fig Ewe- Enoree River Winery

Our wine tonight is the Fig Ewe Wine from Enoree River Winery In Newberry, South Carolina.

Fermented of 100% Estate grown Fig.

Desert wine.

Light amber in color.

Nose of Fig preserves…..undeniable Fig!

Hints of cherry on the tongue, lingering notes of whiskey, caramel…specifically Werthers Original candies, vanilla, freshly sliced figs, butterscotch, and toffee.

12% ABV

Cost was under $20 per bottle.

Production was very limited in quantity and the winery is currently sold out.

This was an extremely unique and very flavorful wine.

In our opinion, this is a gold medal worthy wine.

Percy’s Bosc Pear – Cat’s Paw Winery

Our wine tonight is the Percy’s Bosc Pear from Cat’s Paw Winery In Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Fermented 100% Bosc Pear Juice.

Light golden in color.

Nose of pear preserves on lightly toasted wheat bread. A little musky.

Flavor notes of freshly harvested Bosc pears, finishing with hints of smokiness and spice.

12.5% ABV

$16 per bottle.

Available only in South Carolina.

Strawberry – Lazy Bear Winery

Our wine tonight is the Strawberry from Lazy Bear Winery in Easley, South Carolina.

Lazy Bear Winery focuses on fruit wines.

Produced from 100% strawberries.

Salmon in color.

Light nose of strawberry starburst, perhaps strawberry twizzlers.

Semi-sweet on the tongue, not overly sweet throughout the tasting.

Flavor notes of fresh strawberry shortcake, reminiscent of a strawberry cobbler, finishing tart much like a just underripe fresh picked strawberry.

12% ABV

This is an excellent representation of a true strawberry fruit wine.

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