North Carolina Wine Month

NC Wine Month Week 4 Recap

It’s hard to believe that the end of the month is already here.  This past week brought with it more reds and a scattering of whites to change things up.  Here’s our list.  Don’t forget, you can also follow our progress on the NC Wine Month 2015 Challenge page. Also, we’ll be posting a Month in Review list shortly.

9/22: 2011 Sangiovese from Childress Vineyards – This easy going red wine has a nice balance of fruit and tannins.  We enjoyed this bottle at Sixth & Vine in Winston-Salem with the owners of Starrlight Meads!  An excellent wine selection for dinner.

9/23: 2014 Grey Ghost from JOLO Vineyards – This Vidal Blanc was bright and cheery with a sumptuous apple note.  The aromatics of the wine rounded out the flavors and finished on a nice mineral note.

9/24: 2008 Barrel X from Stonefield Cellars – Wow!  This wine is really something.  The huge bold aromas of toasted cocoa nubs and vanilla leads you into the smooth cherry and currant flavors.  The complex tannin structure was slightly cigar box in nature, but then finished with a hint of chalk.

9/25: 2013 Centennial Farm Heritage from St. Paul Mountain Vineyard – One of the few vineyards that grows Riesling, this one does not disappoint.  The flavors are bright and crisp with apples and pears, fading into a slight floral finish.

9/26: 2010 Traminette Divine from Divine Llama Vineyards – A Traminette like no other, this oaked white adds a layer of depth and complexity. Still rich in poached apples and pears, the flavors are more developed than a traditional stainless version.

9/27: Taste of Our Carolina Foothills at Overmountain Vineyards – Sponsored by Our Carolina Foothills, this event had around 30 different local area businesses with food, wine, cider, and beer.   Of the North Carolina Wineries, we sampled from Overmountain Vineyards, Mountain Brook Vineyards, Parker-Binns Vineyards, and Russian Chapel Hill Winery.  An excellent event even with the rain!

9/28: 2012 Shipwreck from Sanctuary Vineyards – A robust red blend of Syrah and Merlot, this wine had a bold fruit flavor profile with a deliciously spicy finish.

9/29: 2011 Tannat from Herrera Vineyards – Another bold red with a light cherry flavor and pleasantly dry finish.

9/30: 2007 Red Bud Ridge from Brushy Mountain Winery – A great finale to the month.  A delicate red blend with hints of leather, cedar and a light red fruit profile.

Check out our other NC Wine Month postings:

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Posted by Matt Kemberling

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