Riesling – Point Lookout Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Riesling from Point Lookout Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Vintage 2016.

Riesling from North Carolina.

Light golden color.

Nose exhibiting soft minerality, pink grapefruit, lemon, and freshly sliced golden delicious apples.

Off dry on the palate.

Crisp with medium acidity.

Flavor notes of lemon meringue pie, Bosc pears, green vegetables, Granny Smith apples, and soft herbs with a lingering minerality.

11% ABV.

The vineyards sit high atop the Southeast slope of Point Lookout Mountain in North Carolina’s Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County AVA.

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Riesling – Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the American Riesling from Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard in Fallston, North Carolina.

Estate grown Riesling.

Light golden in color.

Nose of grapefruit, lemon, honeysuckle, daffodil, and apple blossom.

Semi-Dry on the palate.

Tangy notes of tangerine, lemon, pear, and pink grapefruit, with a crisp finish reminiscent of white licorice and lingering notes of soft minerals.

11% ABV.

Riesling – Heinrich Vollmer

Our wine tonight is the 2014 Riesling from Heinrich Vollmer.

2014 Vintage.

Bottled in Pfalz, Germany.

Color of Mountain Dew (soft drink).

Nose of spring time daffodils, tree pollen, apricots, and wildflower honey.

Off dry, crisp.

Balanced acidity.

Flavor notes of peppermint, green apple, pineapple, pink grapefruit, and tangerine.

12% ABV.

$15 a bottle.

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.

Huia Marlborough Botrytis Riesling

Tonight we enjoyed a late season New Zealand Riesling – 2017 Huia Vineyards Marlborough Botrytis Riesling.

Light orange in color.

Late season Riesling harvest.

46 degrees brix at harvest.

Delicate floral nose with hints of nectarine, pear and green apples.

Sweet on the tongue, big flavor notes of hot Yellow tea sweetened with wildflower honey, and with a long mineral finish. The flavor notes of tea are lingering and prominent

This is one of those wildly unique wines. A Riesling unlike any you’ve ever tasted and meant to be shared with friends if for nothing more than the conversation it will generate.

11.5% ABV.

$23 a bottle.

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.

Lower Vineyard – St. Paul Mountain Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Lower Vineyard (Riesling) from St. Paul Mountain Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Golden yellow color.

Aged in Stainless Steel.

Nose of lemon drops, honeysuckle, light corn syrup, white lilies, freesia, and gardenia.

Semi-sweet with flavor notes of ripe pears, peach, pineapple, lemon-lime, beeswax, naval orange, tangerine, and pink grapefruit.

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

Appearance: 3 Aroma: 4 Taste: 5 Aftertaste: 2.5 Impression: 2

Total: 16.5 – Silver Medal worthy!

11.5% ABV

Priced at $22.50 a bottle.

Ships: Multiple States via VinoShipper.Com

Lower Vineyard – Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

Our wine “today” is the Lower Vineyard from Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards. A semi-sweet Riesling aged in stainless and back sweetened.

11.5 percent ABL

Citrus nose

Peach on the tongue

Honeysuckle finish

$22.50 per bottle

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