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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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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Peach on the Beach – Island Winery

Our wine tonight is the Peach on the Beach from Island Winery on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Pale yellow in color.

Chardonnay infused with fresh Carolina peach juice.

Nose very expressive of freshly sliced ripe peaches.

Sweet notes of stainless aged Chardonnay on the tongue, lemon, butterscotch, ripe honeydew melon, pineapple, kiwi, and finishing with big notes of fresh sliced ripe peaches.

The finish is reminiscent of many Peach infused Chardonnay wines.

12% ABV

$20 per bottle.

Silver medal winner in the 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition.

Piedmont Peach – Wellborn Winery

Our wine tonight is the Piedmont Peach from Wellborn Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

Lemon chiffon in color.

Produced from South Carolina grown peaches.

Light peach on the nose, reminiscent of walking through a peach orchard.

Fresh sliced peach flavor notes on the tongue, fading to lingering notes of peaches and cream.

Not complex but beautifully balanced.

10% ABV

$16 a bottle

Pomegranate Pinot Noir – CityScape Winery

Our wine tonight is the Pomegranate Pinot Noir from CityScape Winery in Pelzer, Southern Greenville County, South Carolina

Pinot Noir blended with fresh pomegranate juice.

Medium ruby color.

Nose of pomegranates, wild blackberries, and black cherries.

Semi-Sweet on the tongue, flavor notes of pomegranate juice, red plums, and hot just out of the oven blueberry pie, finishing with light tones of earthy spices and lingering notes of fresh harvested black truffles.

11% ABV.

$16 a bottle.

Double Gold winner in the 2018 Palmetto Wine Competition.

Black Rose – Wellborn Winery

Our wine tonight is Black Rose from Wellborn wine in the woods located in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

Rosé of 100% South Carolina grown Lenoir.

Beautiful dark rosé color.

Shows nice legs.

Nose of freshly cut ripe strawberries and orange cream soda.

Sweet on the tongue though not overly.

Flavor notes very jammy, ripe elderberry, raspberry, strawberry, tangerine, pink grapefruit, and finishing like an orange creamsicle smoothie.

12% ABV

Black Spanish – Enoree River Vineyard

Our wine yesterday was Black Spanish, an estate red wine from Enoree River Vineyard in Newberry, South Carolina.

This American hybrid grape varietal is known by many names, Black Spanish, Spanish Black, Lenoir, Jacquez , El Paso, and others. The grape produces red juice, and a rich fruit forward wine. This estate wine from Enoree River is an excellent example of the bold wine which can be produced from Black Spanish grape. Nose is of black cherry, perhaps a bit musky. On the tongue it’s very fruit forward, with explosive notes of fruit jam, blackberry, elderberry, and cherry. Lingers sweet on the tongue, but not overpowering.

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

Appearance: 3 Aroma: 4.5 Taste: 5 Aftertaste: 3 Impression: 2

Total: 17.5 – Gold Medal worthy

12% ABV

Priced at $16 bottle.

Dark Chocolate Red – CityScape Winery

Our wine tonight is the Dark Chocolate Red from CityScape Winery in Pelzer, South Carolina.

The Dark Chocolate Red won gold in the 2018 Palmetto Wine Competition.

Nose of dark chocolate.

Notes of cocoa and rum on the tongue with a rich finish of chocolate covered cherries.

12% ABV

This wine is very indulgent!

Ships only in South Carolina.

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