11_11_2016_vineyard2I t was a nice little tasting. Roger was honoring veterans with discounts that applied to everyone. I really liked the 2 Pinots by Eagle Canyon and Ballard Lane. They were Pinots that drink like a cab. I was impressed with all the wines from Eagle Canyon. I’m not familiar with them but at $11.99 a bottle I might have to become more familiar. The Big Bad Zin was just that.
Nice little tasting with some nice cheeses and nibbles.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463

When: Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, 4:30-6:30PM. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, 3 to 6 pm.
Cost: TBD
Here are the wines to be presented (click to see more):

  1. Dark Horse Sauvignon Blanc
  2. Eagle Canyon Chardonnay 2015
  3. Eagle Canyon Pinot Noir
  4. Big Bad Zin 2012
  5. Eagle Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  6. Ballard Lane Pinot Noir 2014

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Here are the detailed wine notes:
Dark Horse Sauvignon Blanc | California
Lively, crisp, citrus. California grapes with a New Zealand attitude. New Zealand-style Sauvignon Blancs have become wildly popular for their bright flavors and ability to play well with cuisines from around the world. Winemaker, Beth Liston knew that with a little planning and a lot of know-how, she could achieve that same unmistakable vibrancy with locally-sourced California grapes.
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Cost: $8.99
Eagle Canyon Chardonnay 2015 | California
Citrus, melon, toasty oak aromas. Flavors of lemon, apple, honey dew melon. Medium bodied with light tannins and balanced acidity.
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Cost: $11.99
Eagle Canyon Pinot Noir | California
Our Pinot Noir is elegant and graceful while bold aromas of red berry and warm spice provide softness and complexity. Flavors of juicy plum are supported by tart currant and soft tannins for a velvety wine with a long finish. Enjoy with expresso-rubbed pork tenderloin or marinated, grill portabella mushroom
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Cost: $11.99
Big Bad Zin 2012 | Lodi California
Big Bad Zin lives up to her name! These grapes were produced by Old Zin Vines, which are warriors in their own right. They have thrived and flourished in the rugged soils of Lodi, CA for the past 50-100 years. This Zinfandel is Jammy with a Fruit flavor that is as ripe as it is robust, showing off punches of Raspberry, Mocha, and Milk Chocolate. Big Bad Zin will deliver…..and keep you coming back for more! Website Cost: $11.99
Eagle Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 |
This cabernet sauvignon boasts flavors of dense black cherry, blackberry and earthy cedar spice. Firm tannins provide the framework for bold fruit flavors and aromas, for an impressive wine that finishes with grace and persistence. Pair with herb-roasted rack of lamb or peppercorn ribeye. Cost: $11.99
Ballard Lane Pinot Noir 2014 |
Intense red currants and strawberry shortcake coupled with portabella mushroom dominate the nose, while delicate fruits and spices line the long palate. This Pinot Noir is mid-weight with long tannins and bright acidity that draws the abundance of fruit through the palate.
The fruit was harvested at night. It underwent a 24-hour pre- fermentation maceration to enhance the extraction of soft tannins and bright red fruits. Website
Cost: $12.99
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