Our wine tonight is the limited release Chenin Blanc from Biltmore Estate Winery in Asheville, North Carolina.
Fruit harvested from partner growers in California.
Pale gold in color.
Expressively floral bouquet and pleasantly aromatic of honeysuckle and lilac.
Semi-sweet on the tongue exhibiting crisp acidity. 4.1% RS
Citrusy layered on the palate with notes of lemon-lime, pink grapefruit, key lime, and star fruit, finishing with lingering tart notes of green apple and bosc pear.
$17 a bottle (at the winery).
The 2019 is perhaps more pleasantly balanced than the 2017 and 2018 vintages. This vintage is delightfully refreshing and elegantly balanced.
Winery Escapades scores 90 points.
Gold Medal worthy.
Biltmore Estate Winery is the most visited winery in The U.SA. A tasting is included in the Biltmore Estate price of admission.
Biltmore Estate currently with 40+ acres under vine grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and has recently planted a vineyard of Petit Manseng. Area viticulturalist are seeing Petit Manseng grow very well in the Western North Carolina climate.
Our wine tonight is the Riesling from Biltmore Estate Winery in Asheville, North Carolina.
Pale yellow in color.
Nose of apricots, honeysuckle, peaches, and fresh pear.
Crisp, semi-sweet with balanced acidity.
Flavor notes of Granny Smith Apples, pears, wildflower honey, lemon, and cantaloupe, finishing with more minerality.
13.5% ABV. (not a typo)
This one is really enjoyable, better than most Rieslings in the under $20 category.
$17 a bottle at Biltmore Estate Winery.
Biltmore Estate winemaker Sharon Fenchak hit it out of the ballpark with this vintage. Biltmore does grow several acres of Riesling on the estate. Though, this wine isn’t produced entirely with Estate grown fruit, sourcing of the fruit is critical to producing high quality wines.
Biltmore Estate Winery is the most visited winery in the United States of America. A wine tasting experience is included with each admission ticket to the Biltmore Estate.