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.

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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.

Fig Ewe- Enoree River Winery

Our wine tonight is the Fig Ewe Wine from Enoree River Winery In Newberry, South Carolina.

Fermented of 100% Estate grown Fig.

Desert wine.

Light amber in color.

Nose of Fig preserves…..undeniable Fig!

Hints of cherry on the tongue, lingering notes of whiskey, caramel…specifically Werthers Original candies, vanilla, freshly sliced figs, butterscotch, and toffee.

12% ABV

Cost was under $20 per bottle.

Production was very limited in quantity and the winery is currently sold out.

This was an extremely unique and very flavorful wine.

In our opinion, this is a gold medal worthy wine.

2018 Rosé California – Lorenza

Our wine tonight is the 2018 Rosé California from Lorenza Wine in Acampo, California.

Bright Salmon in Color.

Blend of 38% Grenache, 36% Carignan, 23% Mourvèdre, 3% Cinsault.

Dry true rosé of old vines.

Delicate nose of strawberries, sliced watermelon, raspberries, and rose petals.

Expressive flavor notes of navel oranges, ripe strawberries, kiwi, lime, hibiscus, spice, and finishing with a lingering minerality.

11% ABV

$20 per bottle.

WineryEscapades.Com scoring on the American Wine Society 20 point scale.

Appearance: 3

Aroma: 4

Taste: 5

Aftertaste: 2

Impression: 2

Total: 16

Silver medal worthy.

Cuveé Richeaume – Domaine Richeaume

Our wine tonight is the 2016 Cuvée Richeaume from Domaine Richeaume in France.

Dark ruby in color with a purple rim.

Red Provence wine.

Expressive nose of cedar, damp forest leaves, tobacco, black tea, black licorice, and earthy spices.

Blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Syrah, 8% Merlot, 3% Carignan.

Richeaume Vineyard on the red flanks of Cézanne’s beloved Mt. Saints Victoire.

Dry on the palate.

Flavor notes of black currents, cloves, black cherries, plums, espresso, vanilla flavoring, coffee liqueur, and finishing bold with hints of leather, chewing tobacco, bitter herbs and earthy spices.

Decanting recommended.

14.5% ABV.

$30 a bottle.

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Rosé of Malbec – Doña Paula

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Rosé of Malbec from Doña Paula, Mendoza Argentina.

Region: El Alto Estate, Luján de Cuyo.

Vintage 2017

Salmon pinkish/ light amber in color.

Rosé of 100% Malbec.

Early harvest. Hand picked.

Nose of Bartlett pear, strawberries, raspberries, violets, and hot buttered croissants.

Off dry. 1.8% RS

Crisp on the palate with notes of raspberries, strawberries, cherry, red plum, almonds, tea, and minerals. A lingering finish of biscotti, toasted almonds, cedar, and orange peel.

12% ABV.

$10 per bottle.

WineryEscapades.Com scoring on the American Wine Society 20 point scale.

Appearance: 3

Aroma: 3

Taste: 4

Aftertaste: 2

Impression: 1.5

Total: 13.5

Bronze medal worthy

Spiker Dude – Slightly Askew Winery

Our wine tonight is Spiker Dude from Slightly Askew Winery In Elkin, North Carolina. Slightly Askew claims to be “not your average winery” and produces a lot of unique and interesting wines.

Lime infused Pinot Grigio.

Light golden color with a slight green hue.

Nose of lime and citrus.

Sweet on the tongue with notes of lime, coconut, pink grapefruit, mint, and lemon tart, and finishing like a coconut creme puff.

Fresh easy sipping summer wine.

9% ABV.

Chardonnay Peach – Hilton Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Chardonnay Peach from Hilton Vineyards in Monroe, North Carolina.

Pale yellow in color.

90% Chardonnay and 10% Peach wine blend.

Expressive nose of fresh sliced peaches, with hints of apple and yeast.

Sweet with flavor notes of fresh peaches, strawberries, green apples, green melons, and honeysuckle.

11% ABV.

$13 per bottle.

WineryEscapades.Com scoring on the American Wine Society 20 point scale.

Appearance: 1.5

Aroma: 4

Taste: 4.5

Aftertaste: 2

Impression: 1.5

Total: 13.5 Bronze medal

Pea Ridge Red – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Pea Ridge Red from Parker-Binns Vineyard.

Dual vintage blend of estate grown Chambourcin.

Dark ruby in color with a purple hue.

Expressive nose of raspberries, blackberries, Cranberries, and smoke.

Flavor notes of raspberries cranberries, black cherries, blackberries, black pepper, flat cola, and finishing with lingering tones of leather, smoke, and earthiness.

We have a real fondness for regionally grown Chambourchin and this offering from Parker-Binns doesn’t disappoint.

13% ABV

$20 a bottle

Ships to 34 states (see website)

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