2017 Riesling – Fish Hippie

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Riesling with the Fish Hippie branding of Old North State Winery.

Read more about the Fish Hippie brand.

100% Riesling grown in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA.

Light straw in color.

A delicate floral nose with hints of apricot and lemon zest.

Off dry.

Flavor notes of tart green apple slices, lime juice, apricots, and pears, finishing with a bit of nuttiness.

12.5% ABV

Learn more about Old North State Winery.

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Rosé – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Rosé from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills.

Rosé of estate Merlot.

Light salmon in color.

Cold pressed. Provençal Style.

Nose of fresh sliced strawberries, blood oranges, and spring floral.

Light and crisp.

Dry on the palate, notes of strawberries, cranberries, lemon drops, pink grapefruit, watermelon, apple blossoms, and honeysuckle.

13% ABV.

$20 per bottle.

Spiker Dude – Slightly Askew Winery

Our wine tonight is Spiker Dude from Slightly Askew Winery In Elkin, North Carolina. Slightly Askew claims to be “not your average winery” and produces a lot of unique and interesting wines.

Lime infused Pinot Grigio.

Light golden color with a slight green hue.

Nose of lime and citrus.

Sweet on the tongue with notes of lime, coconut, pink grapefruit, mint, and lemon tart, and finishing like a coconut creme puff.

Fresh easy sipping summer wine.

9% ABV.

Peach Grape Wine – Menarick

Our wine tonight, in celebration of Chardonnay day, is the Peach Grape Wine from Menarick Vineyard and Winery in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA.

Pale yellow in color.

Chardonnay infused with real peaches.

Nose very expressive of fresh sliced peaches.

Semi-sweet.

Flavor notes of buttery Chardonnay on the tongue, mid-palate classic butteriness, butterscotch, and fresh baked lemon meringue pie, finishing with big notes of biting into a fresh picked ripe peach.

9% ABV

$21 per bottle.

Chardonnay Peach – Hilton Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Chardonnay Peach from Hilton Vineyards in Monroe, North Carolina.

Pale yellow in color.

90% Chardonnay and 10% Peach wine blend.

Expressive nose of fresh sliced peaches, with hints of apple and yeast.

Sweet with flavor notes of fresh peaches, strawberries, green apples, green melons, and honeysuckle.

11% ABV.

$13 per bottle.

WineryEscapades.Com scoring on the American Wine Society 20 point scale.

Appearance: 1.5

Aroma: 4

Taste: 4.5

Aftertaste: 2

Impression: 1.5

Total: 13.5 Bronze medal

Pea Ridge Red – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Pea Ridge Red from Parker-Binns Vineyard.

Dual vintage blend of estate grown Chambourcin.

Dark ruby in color with a purple hue.

Expressive nose of raspberries, blackberries, Cranberries, and smoke.

Flavor notes of raspberries cranberries, black cherries, blackberries, black pepper, flat cola, and finishing with lingering tones of leather, smoke, and earthiness.

We have a real fondness for regionally grown Chambourchin and this offering from Parker-Binns doesn’t disappoint.

13% ABV

$20 a bottle

Ships to 34 states (see website)

Muscat Canelli – Biltmore

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Muscat Canelli from the Biltmore Estate Winery.

Pale yellow in color.

Enticing floral aromas of violets, lavender, and honeysuckle.

Semi-sweet.

Flavor notes of grapefruit, peach, pear, and lime, while finishing softly with hints of nutmeg.

12.5 % ABV.

$17 a bottle.

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

Appearance: 3 Aroma: 4.5 Taste: 4.5

Aftertaste: 2.5. Impression: 1.5

Total: 16 Silver Medal worthy!

Riesling. – Shelton Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Riesling from Shelton Vineyards in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA.

Light straw in color.

Nose of Fuji Apple, Bosc Pear, lemon juice, and apricots.

Semi-sweet, 3% RS.

Flavor notes of fresh baked apples, sliced pears, honeysuckle, lemon, apricots, pineapple, and finishing with delicate notes of ginger.

12.75% ABV

$15 a bottle.

This vintage won gold in the 2018 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

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