Cabernet Franc – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Tonight we celebrate Cabernet Franc day with one of our favorites. Our wine tonight is the Cabernet Franc from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills of North Carolina.

Vintage 2016

Blend of 77% Cabernet Franc and 23% Chambourcin.

Dark ruby color with a gorgeous garnet rim.

Aromatic nose of cocoa, coffee, lavender, cranberry, and graphite.

Dry, medium bodied, with mild tannins.

On the palate exhibits notes of cherry cola, dark chocolate, fresh baked cinnamon buns, vanilla bean, sweet tea, and leather.

13% ABV.

$23.00 a bottle.

We may somewhat better enjoy the 2015 vintage however this 2016 certainly drinks very nice.

Decant for about 30 to 60 minutes to open.

Contact Parker-Binns Vineyard direct for ordering/shipping info.

Harmony Hall – Lu Mil Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Harmony Hall from Lu Mil Vineyard in Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

Produced from estate grown Magnolia Muscadine grape.

The Magnolia varietal produces a medium sized bronze colored fruit.

Cold fermented.

Nose is distinctly muscadine, though not as pungent as most Carlos muscadine wine. The nose further exhibits notes of citrus and pear.

Color of polished gold.

Served chilled.

Sweet on the tongue.

Flavor notes of green apple, pear preserves, freshly baked lemon meringue pie, pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit.

Smooth balanced finish.

This is without any doubt one of the very best muscadine wines that we have ever enjoyed.

12% ABV

WineryEscapades.Com scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.

Appearance 3 Nose 5 Taste 6 Finish 3 Impression 2

Total: 19 Gold Medal Worthy

Click here to check out our previous blog about our cabin stay at Lu Mil Vineyard.

Harmony Hall stands six miles North of Lu Mil Vineyard. The home of Colonel James Richardson, Revolutionary soldier and patriot. His wife overhearing plans of Cornwallis, quartered there, dispatched information to her husband with Green’s army in South Carolina, this aiding in the defeat of the British and retreat of Cornwallis.

Blackberry – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Blackberry Desert Wine from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills of North Carolina.

Produced 100% of locally sourced blackberries.

Fermented and aged in a style reminiscent to a port.

Beautiful purple color.

The nose is expressive and reminds one of fresh blackberry cobbler!

Tart and bold, like a perfectly ripe fresh picked wild blackberry.

12.4% ABV

$20 per bottle.

Christmas White – Biltmore Estate

Our wine tonight is the Christmas at Biltmore White Wine from Biltmore Estate Winery.

Blend of Muscat Canelli, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, and Viognier.

Grape sourced from California.

Vintage: 2018

Soft pale yellow in color.

Semi-sweet.

Nose of freshly sliced pears, peaches and cream, red grapefruit, ginger, honeysuckle, and rose petals.

Gewürztraminer is prominent and easily detectable in the nose.

Flavor notes of fresh baked hot apple pie, ginger snaps, cantaloupe, tangerine, pineapple, lychee, lemon drops, and big hints of dried apricots finishing with lingering notes of soft herbs and spice.

12.5% ABV

$15 a bottle.

WineryEscapades.Com scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.

Appearance: 3 Nose: 5 Taste 4.5 Mouth Feel/Aftertaste: 2.5 Impression: 2

Total: 17 – Silver Medal worthy.

Mosaic – Kefi Estate Winery

Our wine tonight is the Mosaic from Kefi Estate Winery in Monroe, North Carolina.

Blend of estate grown Greek varietals Aglianico, Negro Amaro, Mavron, and Nebbiolo.

Deep purple in color.

Long distinctive legs.

Nose of fresh rose blooms, anise, red plums, red currants, and black licorice.

Dry. Chewy.

Flavor notes of red cherries, raspberries, black licorice, peanut butter cups, and cranberries finishing with lingering profiles of leather, and tobacco.

12.5% ABV.

WineryEscapades.Com scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.

Appearance: 3 Aroma: 4.5 Taste: 4.5 Aftertaste: 2.5 Impression: 1.5

Total Score: 16 – Silver Medal Worthy

Rosé of Pinot Noir – Veronét Vineyards & Winery

Our wine tonight is the Rosé of Pinot Noir from Veronét Vineyards and Winery.

Vintage 2018.

Varietal and Terroir: Pinot Noir of California.

Bright Salmon in Color.

Nose of watermelon Jolly Rancher, wet forest, and peppermint.

Light, delicate medium bodied.

Flavor notes of strawberries, cherries, fresh watermelon slices, pink grapefruit and a nice lingering finish of mint, black pepper, and hints of minerality.

13.8% ABV

$22.00 per bottle.

WineryEscapade.Com scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.

Appearance: 3 Aroma: 4 Taste: 5 Aftertaste: 2 Impression: 1.5

Total: 15.5 Silver Medal worthy!

Bourbon Barrel Aged Chambourcin – Davesté Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Bourbon Barrel Aged Chambourcin from Davesté Vineyards.

Vintage 2017.

100% Chambourcin.

Dark motor oil like color with a vibrant purple rim.

Nose of cherries, bourbon, vanilla, candy apple, and caramel.

Dry with soft to medium tannins.

Flavor notes of Scotch Bonnet Peppers, dark berries, chocolate covered cherries, oak, caramel, and red hots, finishing long with hints of dark fruit and earthiness.

15% ABV. (not a typo) Its big!

$25 a bottle.

Corot Noir – Midnight Magdalena Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Corot Noir from Midnight Magdalena Vineyards.

Vintage 2017

100% Estate Grown Corot Noir.

North Carolina’s Swan Creek AVA.

Developed at Cornell in 1970, Corot Noir is a hybrid of Seyve Villard and Steuben.

Gorgeous dark ruby in color.

Decant for one hour to open.

Very fruit forward nose of Bing Cherries, Red Plums, and Blackberries.

Medium bodied, soft tannins, dry.

Flavor notes of ripe cherries, blueberries, red currants, and plum, softly fading to earthy and mineral tones.

12% ABV.

$24 a bottle.

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Versailles “Si” … – Divine Llama Vineyards

Our wine tonight is is the Versailles “SI” … from Divine Llama Vineyards in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA.

Blend of 90% Traminette and 10% Peach Juice.

Light straw in color. Delicate.

Nose is expressively perfumed of sliced peaches with an essence of fresh roses!

Flavor tones on the palate of a fresh peach bellini, notes of lemon juice and pears, finishing softly with hints of apricots and gingerbread cookies.

12% ABV

We would recommend pairing with your favorite Asian Fusion combination.

Yes…it’s a working Llama farm…..and the Llamas are wildly popular.

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