Cuveé Richeaume – Domaine Richeaume

Our wine tonight is the 2016 Cuvée Richeaume from Domaine Richeaume in France.

Dark ruby in color with a purple rim.

Red Provence wine.

Expressive nose of cedar, damp forest leaves, tobacco, black tea, black licorice, and earthy spices.

Blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Syrah, 8% Merlot, 3% Carignan.

Richeaume Vineyard on the red flanks of Cézanne’s beloved Mt. Saints Victoire.

Dry on the palate.

Flavor notes of black currents, cloves, black cherries, plums, espresso, vanilla flavoring, coffee liqueur, and finishing bold with hints of leather, chewing tobacco, bitter herbs and earthy spices.

Decanting recommended.

14.5% ABV.

$30 a bottle.

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Queen – St Paul Mountain Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Queen from St. Paul Mountain Vineyards.

Sweet Red blend, 80% Cabernet Franc.

Aged 6 months in oak.

Expressive red plums, blackberries, cherry cola, and fresh vanilla bean on the nose.

Flavor notes of overripe blackberries, figs, fresh baked cherry pie right out of the oven, black currants, red currants, raspberries, freshly ground dark coffee beans, and rich mocha, while finishing with hints of tobacco leaf and smoke.

13% ABV

$23 a bottle

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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.

Bunker Hill Covered Bridge – The Winery at Catawba Farms

Our wine tonight is the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge blend from The Winery at Catawba Farms.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Blueberry.

Dark ruby in color.

Off-dry on the palate.

Nose of blueberry pie, peanut butter cups, black plums, licorice, and vanilla.

Flavor notes of dark cherry, plum, tobacco, leather, graphite, cola, light vanilla, and subtle spices with a lingering finish.

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

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

Total: 16.5 – Silver Medal worthy!

12 % ABV

Priced at $21 a bottle.

Ships most states via VinoShipper

For each bottle purchased, $1 is donated by The Winery at Catawba Farms to the Catawba County Historical Association to benefit its activities.

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Crush – Dreaming Tree

Our wine tonight is the 2016 Crush from The Dreaming Tree. A semi-sweet red blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, and Tannat.

A nose bursting of red fruit, coffee, currant, violet, rose, and vanilla. Beautiful dark ruby color with long legs, bold, rich, and complex with a full compliment of tannins. Flavor notes on the tongue of blackberry jam, black cherry, and cranberry. Mid palate smooths to leather, oak, smoke, and cedar. Lingering to a finish of tobacco, black pepper, and spice.

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

Appearance: 3 Aroma: 5 Taste: 5 Aftertaste: 2.5 Impression: 2

Total: 17.5 – Gold Medal worthy

13.5% ABV

Priced at $15 bottle.

Drinking nicely now. Improves as it opens up.

Thanks to our friends Mike and Danette for gifting us this excellent bottle.

Ships to AK, CA, CO, DC, FL, HI, ID, MA, MN, MT, NC, NH, NM, NV, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI.

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