Raspberry White Zin – CityScape Winery

Our wine tonight is the Raspberry White Zin from CityScape Winery, Double Gold winner in the 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition.

The Raspberry White Zin also won Best in Show at the 2018 Palmetto Wine Competition.

Raspberry infused White Zinfandel.

Bright pink in color

Nose of fresh raspberries and ripe watermelon.

A sweetness which lingers on the tongue.

Flavor notes of raspberries, upside down pineapple cake, bananas foster, watermelon, pink grapefruit, with lingering notes of raspberry tart.

This very refreshing wine will pair well with a nice charcuterie plate.

An excellent summer drinking wine.

10% ABV.

$15 per bottle.

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White Merlot – Brandon Hills Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the 2012 White Merlot from Brandon Hills Vineyard in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina.

Often White Merlot is classified such as a White Zinfandel. This is unfair, as the Merlot is in my opinion a superior wine grape. White Merlot is produced by quickly removing the skins from the Merlot grape, as the skins are where the dark ruby color is derived.

This 2012 has aged beautifully and is currently drinking well.

Color is much paler than a standard Merlot….extra light ruby but darker than your standard rosé.

Fruity nose expressive of raspberries, chocolate covered strawberries and pink grapefruit.

Semi-sweet, light tannins, and delicate in mouth feel.

Flavor notes of raspberries, cranberries, strawberries, watermelon, grapefruit, cherries, reminiscent of a fruit sorbet, finishing with light tones of cashews and pine nuts.

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

Appearance: 3 Aroma: 4.5 Taste: 4.5 Aftertaste: 3 Impression: 2

Total: 17 Silver Medal worthy!

12.5% ABV

Priced at $15 a bottle.

Raspberry White Zin – CityScape Winery

We feel as though the inaugural Palmetto Wine Competition at The Belmont Inn was a huge success. It was such an honor to serve as host. We’re thankful to be home and relaxing in front of the TV enjoying a glass of the Best in Show Signature Winning wine Raspberry White Zin from CityScape Winery in Pelzer, South Carolina. #SCWine #DiscoverSCwine.

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