wine and cheese tasting today, Friday September 19, 4-7

Join us today, Friday September 19, 4-7 for a wine and cheese tasting, featuring cheeses from the Cheese House in Asheville.  Katie will be here with some more of her awesome cheeses.

Lake James Southern Magnolia 

The luscious scent of ripe peaches explodes from this crisp flavorful wine.  It blends the varietal notes of Chardonnay with the natural sweetness of juicy peaches.  Pale straw in color, this wine is a natural addition to an evening barbecue.

 Conn Valley Vineyards Prologue

The color is dark ruby with slight purple around edges. The aroma is ripe blackberries, roasted herbs, cedar, violets, honeysuckle and black currents. The palate is full bodied, with short tannins that give this wine a whole full mouth richness and a great texture. The fruit, oak and acid balance is showing very well. Spice, coffee, vanilla and black fruit.

Chambourcin-Cynthiana Blend 

A dry red wine blend of Chambourcin and Cynthiana/Norton (Native American) grapes.  Rich red Dry wine with a fruity, nutty taste.  Excellent with cheeses, red meats and chocolates.  Winner of Gold Medal at 2011 Southeastern Wine Competition.

Lamberti Prosecco 

The fruit is sourced from the best hillside vineyards across Treviso in the Veneto. Grapes are harvested slightly before full maturation to preserve acidity. The base wine is re-fermented in enclosed pressure tanks for the “prise de mousse,” (Is the original, steady low foamer, and is popular for barrel fermentations. It is an excellent choice for secondary fermentations ofsparkling wine), utilizing the Charmat method, like a version of its posh cousin methode champenoise, the addition of sugar and yeast to the base wine induces a secondary fermentation, and through containment in pressurized stainless steel vessels, bubbles of carbon dioxide are forced into solution. In its introductory phase in 1950s Australia, Charmat was known, less poetically, as tank fermentation), for secondary fermentation, a method best suited to enhance the Prosecco grape’s aromatic qualities. With a straw color, the wine has a clean flavor with natural residual sugar and an aromatic aftertaste. Critical Acclaim: “The Non-vintage Prosecco Extra Dry offers lovely balance in a perfumed, crisp style defined by green apples, flowers and sweet spices. The finish is long and polished.”
87 Points The Wine Advocate