North Carolina, Usa

Brewery Bhavana

Bloom

Andrew Holod
9.1

Brewery Bhavana 'Bloom' dry cardamom triple
Raleigh NC. 8.1%
Label story is that brewer spent time in Kerala India.
Medium plus gold. Pale head that disipates rapidly. Green resinous cardamom aromas combine with tropical/banana and Candi sugar in the nose. Palate plays the banana note again, along with ginger, cardamom and a vaguely tropical custard flavor (soursop/cherimoya?). On a second taste the in mouth aroma is more of a baked banana bread with cinnamon. Quite complex and very well balanced, ending with a warming alcoholic exhale.
— 19 hours ago

Octopoda

North Coast Cabernet Franc 2019

Earthy Californian Cabernet Franc with notes of leather, dark fruit, cherry and vanilla - finishes with t some toasty oak. Paired well with barbecue chicken thighs. — 7 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Cool label. 🐙

Schramsberg Vineyards

Brut Rosé North Coast Sparkling Chardonnay

First bottle of honeymoon wine at the Mark Hopkins InterContinental In San Francisco! It smells like the best piece of baked brioche bread, the crust specifically. Surprisingly light on the bubbles, almost a pet-nat level of effervescence, but the flavor is straight acidic red fruits, with strawberry and some lemon citrus, and a delicious dry finish. The finish is also mouth drying, but all mineral driven. Very enjoyable pre-dinner sparkling! — 8 days ago

Childress Vineyards

Barrel Select Chardonnay 2017

ESF
9.0

See previous note, this has only gotten better! — 15 days ago

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Olde Hickory Brewery

Oakwood

Imperial stout brewed with honey and aged in port barrels. One year bottle age. Good sweet/sour balanced. Tart plums. Bitter and big. — a month ago

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Hartwell Vineyards

Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Surprisingly has many years left on it, nice $5.00 sale bottle. Better than the new Realms at $75-100.00,
Actually wasn’t a sale, it was a glitch on K&L where everything at one time listed at $5,00, grabbed about 30 different bottles
— 3 days ago

Tom, Ericsson and 10 others liked this

Broc Cellars

Love Red North Coast Carignan Blend 2020

In a can 🤔 Earth-y, dark chocolate, cranberries 🍷 — 7 days ago

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Jones von Drehle

Rock & Rail Yadkin Valley Red Blend

Surprisingly good AFTER a lot of aeration. After 30 months in barrel and years on my rack I thought this would be in a good drinkable place from the cork, which was not unpleasant by the way. The predominant notes of Merlot and PV shown through in all stages, but the big take away was the breath and complexity increased with a couple days of air. (Vac’d plug of course) juicy, harvest fresh berries combined with just enough structure and herbal intrigue to make this delightful with artisan sausage pizza and our house smoky bacon bean soup. I had a chance to get a second bottle but it will be fun for someone else to taste a touch of North Carolina’s better half.  — a month ago

Pax Mahle Wines

North Coast Syrah 2020

Kirsch cherry liqueur. Redwood. Fruit and acidity. Good texture but medium minus body. Will age well. Beautiful now. — 8 days ago

Daron, Ira and 4 others liked this

Pax Mahle Wines

The Vicar Red Blend 2019

Blueberry, cherry, carbonic. Subsequently, bright beautiful color. Sage. Lavender. Mineral. Will age very well. — 10 days ago

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