Petit Manseng- Parker-Binns Vineyard

Tonight we are celebrating National Drink Wine Day with a bottle of Petit Manseng from Parker-Binns Vineyard.

2018 Petit Manseng

Estate grown Petit Manseng.

Tryon Foothills of North Carolina.

Vintage 2018

Winemaker Justin Taylor marveled, during the harvest of 2018, this fruit was able to take on a bronzing rarely seen on other white varietals of Western North Carolina.

Color of bright straw, shimmering.

Expressively aromatic, noticeable the moment of uncorking. Robust notes of pineapple upside down cake, mandarin orange, lemon curd, and mango.

Medium bodied, crisp acidity, and rich.

Complex on the palate with overlying tones of citrus, florals, and minerality. Honeysuckle lingers on the dry finish.

14% ABV.

$25 a bottle.

Ships to most states via VinoShipper.

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Valvin Muscat – Fireclay Cellars

Our wine tonight is the Valvin Muscat from Fireclay Cellars in Siler City, North Carolina.

Valvin Muscat is a hybrid grape developed at Cornell University.

Vintage 2017.

Yadkin Valley AVA.

Light straw in color.

Nose of wildflower honey, peach cobbler, orange blossom, and freshly cut grass.

Semi-sweet to sweet, but not Moscato sweet.

Exhibits a nice full mouth feel.

Complex flavor profile with notes of fresh apricot, sweeten peach slices with cream, lemon meringue pie, pear, orange peel, star fruit, and pineapple.

Lingering lemon-lime finish.

12% ABV.

$16 a bottle.

WineryEscapades scoring on the 20 point scale.

Appearance 3 : Nose 3.5 : Taste 6 : Finish 3 : Impression 2

Overall Score 17.5 – Gold Medal

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Stella Peach – Stella Rosa

Our wine tonight is the Stella Peach from Stella Rosa.

White blend infused of natural peach flavor.

Pale with a very light yellowish tint and a soft white rim. A beautiful wine.

Nose very expressive of peach and cotton candy.

Light and delicate.

Sparkling, more so effervescent.

Semi-Sweet on the palate with flavor notes of fresh baked peach cobbler, wildflower honey, kiwi, green apples, lemon custard, cream soda, almonds, strawberries, apricots, and a light finish reminiscent of cremè brûlée.

5% ABV

$12 a bottle.

Imported from Italy.

Gold medal winner in the Beverage Testing Institute’s World Wine Championship scoring 91 points.

This wine is light and refreshing. The perfect before dinner wine for those family get togethers.

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Naughty and Nice – Duplin Winery

Our wine tonight is the Naughty and Nice from Duplin Winery.

Holiday white wine blend of Scuppernong, Muscadine, and what I think to be Niagara.

The scuppernong is distinct.

Nose of ripe bananas, lemonade, green apples, honeydew melons, and a stuffy mildewed room.

Sweet, syrupy.

On the palate notes of overripe bananas, honeysuckle, rubber cement, lemonade, almonds, and pixy stix, with lingering back of the mouth sticky notes of honey and lemon cough syrup.

10.5% ABV

$10 a bottle.

This wine is certainly complex.

Duplin Winery In North Carolina is the largest muscadine wine producer in the world.

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Christmas White – Biltmore Estate

Our wine tonight is the Christmas at Biltmore White Wine from Biltmore Estate Winery.

Blend of Muscat Canelli, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, and Viognier.

Grape sourced from California.

Vintage: 2018

Soft pale yellow in color.

Semi-sweet.

Nose of freshly sliced pears, peaches and cream, red grapefruit, ginger, honeysuckle, and rose petals.

Gewürztraminer is prominent and easily detectable in the nose.

Flavor notes of fresh baked hot apple pie, ginger snaps, cantaloupe, tangerine, pineapple, lychee, lemon drops, and big hints of dried apricots finishing with lingering notes of soft herbs and spice.

12.5% ABV

$15 a bottle.

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

Appearance: 3 Nose: 5 Taste 4.5 Mouth Feel/Aftertaste: 2.5 Impression: 2

Total: 17 – Silver Medal worthy.

Gewurztraminer – Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Our wine tonight is the Turckheim Gewurztraminer (Alsace) from Domaine Zind Humbrecht.

Vintage 2015.

Appellation: Alsace, France.

Color of sunshine.

Nose of green melon, munster cheese, pears, apricots, rose petals, and honeysuckle.

Flavor notes of limoncello, lemon custard, crème brûlée, and honeysuckle with a silky smooth finish lingering long with crisp notes of lemon zest and wildflower honey.

Very complex, dry with big tannins.

14% ABV.

$30 per bottle.

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

Appearance 3 Aroma 4.5 Taste 4.5 Finish 3 Impression 2

Total Score: 17 – Silver Medal Worthy.

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.

Century Sweet – Biltmore

Our wine tonight is the Century Sweet White Wine from Biltmore Estate Winery.

Blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Muscat Canelli, and Symphony.

Very citrusy nose, lemon, pink grapefruit, mandarin orange, though also presenting complex aromas of minerals and early spring wildflowers.

Flavor notes of green apples, blood oranges, honeydew melons, tangerines, lemons, limes, and finishing much like a banana cream custard.

This wine is less than perfectly balanced, sweetness is overpowering at 2.2% residual sugar.

12.5% ABV

$16 a bottle

The Biltmore Estate Winery is the most visited winery in the world.

May be cheating though as a wine tasting is included with admission to view Biltmore Estate.

Petit Manseng – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Petit Manseng from Parker-Binns Vineyard.

Gorgeous glimmering color of liquid sunshine.

Large expressive nose of pink grapefruit, banana, papaya, pineapple, and tangerine.

Bold in depth flavor notes of bananas foster, grilled pineapple, freshly squeezed lemon, green melon, mango, plantain, and star fruit.

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!

14% ABV

Priced at $25 a bottle.

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