Rosé – Winery at Catawba Farms

Our wine tonight is the Rosé from the Winery at Catawba Farms in Newton, North Carolina.

Varietals: Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend.

Floral nose of fresh garden roses and violets.

Off-dry.

Flavor notes of fresh cut strawberries and raspberries transitioning to a long lingering tart cranberry finish.

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

Appearance: 3 Aroma: 4 Taste: 4.5 Aftertaste: 3 Impression: 1.5

Total: 16 – Silver Medal worthy!

AVA: Yadkin Valley

12.5 ABV

Priced at $20 a bottle.

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Rosè Malbec – Cuvelier Los Andes

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Rosè Malbec from Cuvelier Los Andes in Mendoza Argentina.

Nose of ripe red berries

Flavor notes of strawberry, passion fruit, and over ripe red plum. Lingering finish.

100% Malbec.

Off-Dry

Direct Press Rosè

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

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

Total: 17 – Silver Medal worthy

12.5% ABV

Priced at $20 bottle.

Catawba White – Waldensian Heritage Winery

Our wine tonight is the Catawba White from Waldensian Heritage Winery. A light pink wine with a soft fruity nose and crisp complex flavor notes of exotic fruits.

The Waldensian people have long produced wines and their traditional wine making techniques have passed through centuries of generations. The Waldensian movement originated in the twelfth century and the Waldensian people have been long persecuted in Europe as their teachings were in conflict with the traditional Catholic Church. The North Carolina settlement in Valdese arrived in the late 18th century. Waldensian Heritage Winery is “legally” the third oldest winery in North Carolina. However, these traditional wines have been produced in Valdese for generations.

Personal scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.

Appearance: 2.5

Aroma: 4

Taste: 5

Aftertaste: 2.5

Impression: 2

Total: 16 – Silver Medal worthy!

Priced at $8 a bottle.

Ships: Only in North Carolina

Dry Rosè – Biltmore Estate

Our wine tonight is the Limited Release Dry Rosè from Biltmore Estate.

This Dry Rosè wine of American grown grape was in our recent wine club shipment. A delicate fruit nose with layers of berry flavors which linger on the finish.

We thoroughly enjoy being Biltmore Estate wine club members and annual pass holders. We often drop in Sunday evening for a bottle of wine and dinner at the Bistro.

Kaya Blue – Kaya Vineyards and Winery

Our wine tonight is the Kaya Blue, Merlot blush, from Kaya Vineyards and Winery in the Dahlonega Plateau AVA.

A crisp light semi-sweet blush with a tempting nose of red currant and flavor notes of strawberries and ripe cherries.

Kaya Vineyard and Winery is a rebirth of closed Blackstock Vineyards. One of the largest and oldest vineyards of the Dahlonega Plateau featuring stunning views from of the surrounding North Georgia mountains.