Strawberry – Lazy Bear Winery

Our wine tonight is the Strawberry from Lazy Bear Winery in Easley, South Carolina.

Lazy Bear Winery focuses on fruit wines.

Produced from 100% strawberries.

Salmon in color.

Light nose of strawberry starburst, perhaps strawberry twizzlers.

Semi-sweet on the tongue, not overly sweet throughout the tasting.

Flavor notes of fresh strawberry shortcake, reminiscent of a strawberry cobbler, finishing tart much like a just underripe fresh picked strawberry.

12% ABV

This is an excellent representation of a true strawberry fruit wine.

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Rosé – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Rosé from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills.

Rosé of estate Merlot.

Light salmon in color.

Cold pressed. Provençal Style.

Nose of fresh sliced strawberries, blood oranges, and spring floral.

Light and crisp.

Dry on the palate, notes of strawberries, cranberries, lemon drops, pink grapefruit, watermelon, apple blossoms, and honeysuckle.

13% ABV.

$20 per bottle.

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.

Peach on the Beach – Island Winery

Our wine tonight is the Peach on the Beach from Island Winery on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Pale yellow in color.

Chardonnay infused with fresh Carolina peach juice.

Nose very expressive of freshly sliced ripe peaches.

Sweet notes of stainless aged Chardonnay on the tongue, lemon, butterscotch, ripe honeydew melon, pineapple, kiwi, and finishing with big notes of fresh sliced ripe peaches.

The finish is reminiscent of many Peach infused Chardonnay wines.

12% ABV

$20 per bottle.

Silver medal winner in the 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition.

Huia Marlborough Botrytis Riesling

Tonight we enjoyed a late season New Zealand Riesling – 2017 Huia Vineyards Marlborough Botrytis Riesling.

Light orange in color.

Late season Riesling harvest.

46 degrees brix at harvest.

Delicate floral nose with hints of nectarine, pear and green apples.

Sweet on the tongue, big flavor notes of hot Yellow tea sweetened with wildflower honey, and with a long mineral finish. The flavor notes of tea are lingering and prominent

This is one of those wildly unique wines. A Riesling unlike any you’ve ever tasted and meant to be shared with friends if for nothing more than the conversation it will generate.

11.5% ABV.

$23 a bottle.

Peach Grape Wine – Menarick

Our wine tonight, in celebration of Chardonnay day, is the Peach Grape Wine from Menarick Vineyard and Winery in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA.

Pale yellow in color.

Chardonnay infused with real peaches.

Nose very expressive of fresh sliced peaches.

Semi-sweet.

Flavor notes of buttery Chardonnay on the tongue, mid-palate classic butteriness, butterscotch, and fresh baked lemon meringue pie, finishing with big notes of biting into a fresh picked ripe peach.

9% ABV

$21 per bottle.

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)

Riesling. – Shelton Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Riesling from Shelton Vineyards in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA.

Light straw in color.

Nose of Fuji Apple, Bosc Pear, lemon juice, and apricots.

Semi-sweet, 3% RS.

Flavor notes of fresh baked apples, sliced pears, honeysuckle, lemon, apricots, pineapple, and finishing with delicate notes of ginger.

12.75% ABV

$15 a bottle.

This vintage won gold in the 2018 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

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.

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