Milk House White – Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Milk House White, a scuppernong wine from Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard just outside of Shelby, North Carolina.

Non-vintage.

Fermented of 100% scuppernong grapes.

The state fruit of North Carolina.

Color of 24 karat gold……. just polished!

Intense musky nose, hints of honeysuckle, lemon, citrus, and butterscotch.

Distinctive sweet flavor notes of lemon, lime, honeysuckle, dandelion, green apples, bananas foster, and cheap brandy, with a long bold finish reminiscent of eating wild scuppernongs right off the vine.

Labeled as table wine (7 – 14% ABV). I’d guess close to around 10% ABV.

The scuppernong is a native Muscadine variety. The fruit is a large berry, bronze in color with amazingly thick skins. The oldest cultivated vine in the U.S.A. Is the Mother Vine, a 400 plus year old scuppernong vine in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

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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!

Sir Walter Raleigh- Lu Mil Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Sir Walter Raleigh from Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin, North Carolina.

Cold fermented of Noble Muscadine varietal.

Light ruby in color.

Nose of bing cherries, raspberries, cantaloupe, and vanilla.

Sweet on the tongue.

Flavor notes of fresh baked cherry pie, cinnamon, vanilla, and finishing with strong hints of mint. Flavors really pop when held under the tongue for a few seconds.

10.5 % ABV

$12 per bottle.

Related Post: Vineyard Cabins @ Lu Mil Vineyard = Winecation

Rockin’ Red – Rocky River Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Rockin’ Red from Rocky River Vineyards in Midland, North Carolina.

100% Noble Muscadine.

Dark ruby in color.

Nose of over ripe cherries, cranberries, and a woody, musky scent.

Sweet red wine. Best served slightly chilled.

Complex flavor notes of blackberries, cranberries, blueberries, over ripe plantain, bruised apples, rubber cement, huckleberries, and black licorice.

12% ABV

Muscadine is a species of grape called Vitis rotundifolia which is native to the Southeastern United States.

Muscadine, especially reds, are often called super fruit, offering bountiful health benefits.

Muscadine vibes often grow wild, especially in the Southeastern United States.

Rockin’ Red – Rocky River Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Rockin’ Red from Rocky River Vineyards in Midland, North Carolina.

100% Noble Muscadine.

Dark ruby in color.

Nose of over ripe cherries, cranberries, and a woody, musky scent.

Sweet red wine. Best served slightly chilled.

Complex flavor notes of blackberries, cranberries, blueberries, over ripe plantain, bruised apples, rubber cement, huckleberries, and black licorice.

12% ABV

Muscadine is a species of grape called Vitis rotundifolia which is native to the Southeastern United States.

Muscadine, especially reds, are often called super fruit, offering bountiful health benefits.

Muscadine vines often grow wild, especially in the Southeastern United States.

Christmas in a Bottle – Locklear Vineyard & Winery

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.

13% ABV

$10 a bottle.

#NCWine

Merry Christmas from Winery Escapades

Girls of Summer -Vineyard on The Scuppernong

Our wine tonight is Girls of Summer, a Strawberry Riesling, from Vineyard on The Scuppernong. This vineyard and winery lies along the banks of Eastern North Carolina’s Scuppernong River. Founded 1584? That’s when the first explorers discovered the bounty of scuppernong vines growing wild along the banks of the riv

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