I stopped by Friday afternoon. I was in something of a hurry. Mrs. Dan’s birthday was Saturday and I had things to do. Lots of things. I managed to fit in the tasting as I dashed about for a bottle of wine to celebrate her 29th birthday (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I bought a bottle of Michael David The Big Show).
Nice little tasting with one that had a nice bicycle theme name. I considered buying it in honor of my bike riding buddies who were in Madison GA this weekend riding on BRAG’s Spring Tuneup.
I remember it was a nice tasting. I was too much in a hurry to write down my thoughts. What few I have. But I have to say the Inconceivable After the Flood Cabernet is worth buying just to read the label. Tasted good too.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463
When: Friday, April 15, 2016, 4:30-6:30PM. Saturday, April 16, 2015, 3 to 6 pm.
Cost: $8-10 (usually)
Here are the wines presented (click to see more):
- Peirano Other White
- Sea Monster Sauvignon Blanc 2013
- Chime Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
- Cloisonne Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
- Four Vines Biker Red Zinfandel
- Inconceivable After the Flood Cabernet
Here are the detailed wine notes:
Peirano Other White | Lodi, California
One is immediately struck by the vibrant color of this wine. The aromas of apples, pears, tropical fruit, and a whiff of bubble gum are complemented by hints of coconut and vanilla. Lush flavors of fresh ripe pears, apples, tropical fruit and homemade lemon pie lead to a long, totally seductive, finish.–From their Website Cost: $11.99
Sea Monster Sauvignon Blanc 2013 | Santa Barbara County
What do you expect from a Sauvignon Blanc? There are so many different styles to choose from. Every region in the world that grows Sauvignon Blanc maintains its own unique characteristics. It truly is a site-specific varietal. For us, we love them all. But we have a particular fondness for the wines of Santa Barbara, particularly those of the Santa Ynez Valley and its neighbor, Happy Canyon. When Picked at the right time, these wines maintain beautiful aromatics, acids, and a creamy mouthfeel that is often lacking from Sauvignon Blanc in our humble opinion.
There are refreshing aromatics of lime, quince, and freshly cut grass on the nose. Lush flavors of pear and melon supported by lime and grapefruit. It finishes with pretty pineapple notes. There is a lively thread of acidity throughout. This wine would pair well with shellfish, in particular, steamed clams in white wine with garlic. Yum–From their Website Cost: $18.99
Chime Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 | Healdsburg, California
100% Estate Grown. A dark, nearly opaque robe. A nose redolent of dark red fruits, sweet baking spices and mocha. Rich mid-palate with a plush and beautiful finish.–From their Website Cost: $14.99
Cloisonne Napa Cabernet Sauvignon | Napa, California
cloi·son·ne (n.) \klwa-z -na\:the art of combining bronze, enamel and painting techniques to createsophisticated, ornate surfaces, serves as the inspiration behind each bottle of Cloisonné wine. Wecombine a deep sense of place, confident vision and brilliant command of craft to produce trulymemorable wines. The artwork that graces the front of the label was painted by Stephen Hall of New York City.Stephen’s interpretation of the centuries old art of Cloisonné brings the modern and ancient into harmony. Website Cost: $22.99
Four Vines Biker Red Zinfandel | Paso Robles, California
If you’re born to be mild, this ain’t the wine for you. Biker is rowdy and rustic, perfectly at home at a rockconcert orbackyard bonfire. Take off your helmet, put on your headphones and prepare to be blown away.
Biker Paso Robles Zinfandel is a bold statement of a wine. With powerful fruit and tannins comprised ofold vine Paso Robles’ Zinfandel (83%), but with the addition of Petite Sirah (9%),Primitivo (7%) andSyrah (1%), we blended this wine to be in-your-face and to keep you coming back for more.
Known for its blackberry aromas, this wine also has notes of cherry, white pepper, plums and a hint of oregano, a touch of oak from barrel aging adds complexity. Subtle smoky char helps balance the concentrated fruit flavors of plum, cherry and boysenberries.
This dynamic Zinfandel will not disappoint when paired with any pasta with red sauce, meat lover’s pizza or braised short ribs.–From their Website Cost: $29.99
Inconceivable After the Flood Cabernet |
Initial aromatic notes of cherry, coffee, and red raspberry waft up to reveal subtle aspects of toasted marshmallow and fresh ground black pepper. A sip from the glass presents a wonderfully soft entry onto the palate, which leads to a full, round mouthfeel. This is a very well-balanced wine, and its finish lingers with hints of cherries and spice.
Inconceivable should, perhaps, be called “Conceived At Last!” These are wines produced and bottled by and for Middleton Family Wines. We imagined them, then considered our grape sourcing and winemaking, and declared them INCONCEIVABLE … and set about finding ways to make them anyway. It’s taken us five years to figure out this Cabernet Sauvignon.
Inconceivable wines encourage discovery, each labeled with a map indicating physical landmarks and historic
events to guide the intrepid explorer; each with aromas and flavors offering sensory landmarks to guide the curious wine lover.–From their Website