T he Vineyard had some limited release wines this weekend. I’ve found that many limited releases turn into yearly releases if they sell well. The original Apothic Dark comes to mind. Now they have Apothic Inferno. I have a funny feeling this one will be popping up again provided they can keep a good supply of bourbon barrels on hand. I really like Apothic Inferno. I bought a bottle that I will be reviewing soon.
But today, I also found a nice little $8.99 red. The HandCraft Dark Red 2015. You often find this one in the $14.99 range. It is one of those dark jammy reds but not so jammy that you want to spread it on your toast.
The Apothic Inferno is more in the vein of what the Apothic series is really about. Nice in your face red wines. The bourbon barrel makes for some nice smooth flavors and aromas. Wine snobs will hate this wine.
I skipped the MYX lines. I wasn’t in the mood for Moscato. Roger has a huge standup of Nicki Manaj holding a bottle. There’s a reason she’s holding it. She’s co-owner of the brand. Not sure where they make it but it is Moscato so maybe its from Italy. Maybe not. They are kind of vague about it and I didn’t check the label.
As usual the nibbles were great.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463
When: Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, 4:30-6:30PM. Saturday, Oct. 1 2015, 3 to 6 pm.
Here are the wines to be presented (click to see more):
- HandCraft Pinot Grigio 2015
- HandCraft Dark Red 2015
- Trivento Malbec 2015
- Apothic Crush 2015
- Apothic Inferno 2014
- MYX Peach Moscato
- MYX Mango Moscato
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Here are the detailed wine notes:
HandCraft Pinot Grigio 2015 | California
Pour a glass and bask in the enticing floral aromas of lemon blossom, honeysuckle, jasmine, white peach and tropical fruit. Then savor a sip as you taste juicy nectarine, zesty lemon and sweet honeydew melon flavors that extend into a long and generous finish. This refreshing, medium-bodied wine showcases crisp acidity that pairs beautifully with lighter fare. Serve chilled.
Website Cost: $8.99
HandCraft Dark Red 2015 | California
This one is new to their lineup. It’s not even on their website. Dark red it is.
Website Cost: $8.99
Trivento Malbec 2015 | Argentina
Unfortunately their website doesn’t work very well so I couldn’t grab their notes. Website
Apothic Crush 2015 | Modesto, California
The first taste entices, stimulatign the senses. The next taste ignites, arousing the passion. A decadent red blend that combines red fruit flavors with notes of caramel and a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Website
Apothic Inferno 2014 | Modesto, California
A new blend emerges from the flames of a time-honored craft, creating a most unexpected and masterful encounter. This small batch wine has been aged for 60 days in whiskey barrels. Red and dark fruit flavors combine with layers of maple and spice, giving way to a long, clean finish. Website
MYX Peach Moscato |
Drawing on the already peachy highlights of Moscato Wine, Myx Fusions Moscato & Peach enlivens the taste and aroma of the ripe, summer nectar. Fragrant, fruity bubbles are the passageway to a sweet, sparkling getaway. Website
MYX Mango Moscato |
Discover layers of refreshing tropical mango, mingling with Moscato’s nectar allusions. Savor the flavor of fresh and juicy mangos while swaying to the breeze and enjoying the exotic taste of the tropics. Website