Springlot – Delaplane Cellars

Our wine tonight is the 2015 Springlot from Delaplane Cellars in Delaplane Virginia.

Red blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Merlot.

Beautiful inky color with purplish rim.

Nose of oak, leather, cedar, dark fruit, and cocoa.

Full bodied.

Smooth on the palate, dry, and fruity with flavor notes of maraschino cherries, blackberries, red plums, black currants, and pomegranates, with a lingering finish of oak, leather, black licorice, and vanilla.

13% ABV

$52.00 a bottle.

Decant for 60 minutes.

Drinking superb now.

White Brix – Brix and Columns Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the 2017 White Brix from Brix and Columns Vineyards in McGayhesville, Virginia.

Blend of 31% Chardonnel, 31% Pinot Gris, 23% Traminette, and 7% Petit Manseng.

Light lemon in color.

Floral nose with hints of lemonade, green apple, and pear.

Flavor notes of green apples, pink grapefruit, tangerines, orange creamsicle, pears, honeysuckle, bananas, cheese curds, vanilla beans, apricots, lemon and lime.

2.5% residual sugar.

12.4 % ABV.

$24 per bottle.

Our Wine Tonight: Virginia Apple Wine

Our wine tonight is Virginia Apple Wine from North Mountain Vineyard and Winery in Maurertown, Virginia.

100% fermented Virginia grown apples.

Blend of Golden Delicious and Fuji varieties.

Nose of freshly harvested Golden Delicious apples, beeswax, and freshly cut clover.

Sweet on the tongue, tart on the finish.

Flavor notes of freshly sliced apples, apple blossoms, wild honeysuckle, hot iron skillet cornbread, nutmeg, ginger, and finishing like the first bite of a crisp Golden Delicious apple.

10.5% ABV.

$19 a bottle.

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