A Dickens Christmas

Snow Hill celebrates A Dickens Christmas December 14 and 15. Both days we will offer tastings of St. Lorenz Gluhwein, a very festive wine. Doug Fisher will be at his carving station on Saturday.

December Wine Tasting with Book Signing by C.L. Marshall

C.L. Marshall will be at Bishop’s Stock with a supply of his new book, Chesapeake Outdoor Tales.

Featured Wines for November

2017 Red Newt Cellars Circle Riesling, Finger Lakes, New York $13

Circle Riesling is meant to be a quintessential example of
Finger Lakes Riesling with a touch of residual sugar to bring out the rich
orchard fruit flavors without overwhelming the lemon zest and citrus that make
it crisp and refreshing to drink. The overall wine is easy to drink. This is a
great Thanksgiving choice. Alcohol: 12.5%

2017 Red Newt Cellars Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes, New York $21

Red Newt Cellars Cabernet
Franc
has bright aromas of red
raspberry and fresh herbs that show elegantly in a nose that is complex.
Cranberry and red cassis flavors on the palate combine with overtones of smoke,
producing a wine that is structured by delicate and well incorporated tannins.
This is a fruit forward wine. Alcohol: 13.9%

October Featured Wines – 2018 Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc, Coastal Patagonia, Argentina & 2018 Verum Pinot Noir, Alto Valle del Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina

2018 Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc ($15) has distinctive, vivid aromas and zesty acidity, which express the complexity of the soil and the sea breezes of the Atlantic Patagonia region. Inviting whiffs of citrus and delicate white flowers have a touch of fresh ginger and sea-breeze. On the palate, flavors of pink grapefruit and kafir lime come together with tropical guava to create a refreshing and utterly unique wine. Alcohol: 12.5%

2018 Verum Pinot Noir ($18) is bright ruby red with orange tones. It has aromas of red fruit and roses. It opens up in the middle of the palate with elegant red fruit notes. It has round and silky tannins and is balanced and elegant. It is medium bodied and is very delicately oaked. This allows the subtle, spicy, fresh tobacco and raspberry notes to have free rein. It is considered one of Patagonia’s best. Alcohol: 13.9%

September Featured Wines – Cantina Del Taburno, 2017 Greco & 2015 Fidelis, Campania, Italy

2017 Cantina del Taburno, Greco $16

This is a very concentrated wine. The aroma is complex, with dry apricot, citrus peel and honey notes. It is elegant with fruity, dry apricot, citrus peel and honey tones.This is full, fruity, warm, fresh and quite supple. This is a great pairing for risotto, pastas with cream sauces, chicken and salmon. Alcohol: 13%

2015 Cantina del Taburno, Sannio Aglianico Fidelis $15

Fidelis is 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot. It is a savory deep red with ruby reflections. It has an intense aroma with red fruit, tobacco and black pepper notes. In the mouth it is supple with well blended tannins that finishes with spicy notes. This pairs well with traditional Italian dishes with red sauce. Alcohol: 13.5%

August Featured Wines – 2016 Hamilton Creek, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California & 2016 Gen5 Ancestral Red, Lodi, California

2016 Hamilton Creek, Chardonnay Napa Valley is classic California Chardonnay in style. Hamilton bursts out of the glass with powerful aromas of vanilla, ripe citrus, golden apple, custard, honeysuckle, tropical fruit and oak, with more of the same in the mouth. It is buttery but not too much. Enjoy with grilled chicken, pork, scallops and salmon. Alcohol: 13.5%

2016 Gen5 Ancestral Red, Lodi California is a soft but full-bodied wine. It is comforting and inviting with its rich dark fruit flavors, creamy texture, and velvety finish.The grape varietals are 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Zinfandel, 5.5% Malbec, 4.5% Petite Sirah, 3% Merlot, 5% other varietals  which make this great with grilled steaks. Alcohol: 14.5%

July’s Featured Wines – La Villa de Maison Vialade White & Red, Pays D’Oc, France

2018 Villa De Maison Vialade White ($10) is a blend of Marsanne and Roussanne with 10% Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyard is perched on the terraces bordering the Mediterranean coastline in the Minervois region. The temperate Mediterraean climate helps make this an aromatic wine. It is moderately “fat” on the palate and is very delicate. This is a great summer wine as an aperitif or served with grilled fish. Alcohol: 12.5%

2017 Villa De Maison Vialade Red ($10) is 100% Marselan which is a cross of Grenache Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. It has intense purple hues. On the nose it is jammy with red and black fruit. This has soft tannins with good aromatic intensity. This is a great summer red for grilled meat. Alcohol: 13%

Opening Reception for Lois Engberg & Carole Boggemann Peirson

 

Our featured artists for June are Lois Engberg and Carole Boggemann Peirson. The opening reception is June 7 from 5 until 8. There will also be a book signing with Bryan Coates and his recently published short story in Ghostlight. We will be tasting Spanish wines.

Featured Wines for June

2018 Protos Rueda Verdejo, Spain $13

2018 Protos, Rueda Verdejo is greenish straw color, that says “bright and clean.” It is powerful, fruity with green apple, citrus and tropical fruits, white blossoms, fragrant herbs and fennel hints. This is very fresh, well-balanced with good acidity, flavorful, and fruity, with a long finish and slightly bitter aftertaste. Verdejo pairs well with lighter summer foods but it is a star with seaford.Pairs well with soft cheeses, seafood.  Alcohol: 13%

2016 Protos Ribera del Duero Tinto Fino, Spain $15

2016 Protos, Ribera del
Duero Tinto Fino
is ruby in color with a
purple hue. Black fruit aromas are well balanced with oak and brings sweet
spicy and nice toasty notes. This Tempranillo has good structure. It is tasty,
sweet, well balanced, with pleasant smooth tannins and toasty reminders on the
finish. Pair with grilled red meat and spicy grilled poultry. This is an
unfiltered wine that can be decanted. Alcohol: 14%

April Featured Wines – Marisco Vineyards 2018 The Ned Pinot Gris & Marisco Vineyards 2016 The Ned Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

2018 The Ned Pinot Gris ($14) is instantly recognizable with its skin-contact giving a delicate salmon pink color. The highly fragranced nose bursts with aromas of apples, lychees, lime blossoms and a touch of honey. The acidity on the palate is crisp but not searing and is balanced by a dry, chalky-textured mouthfeel that finishes with a zing of lime zest. This Pinot Gris can become your best friend when enjoyed on its own, but it also pairs well with your favorite fish dish accompanied with a fresh watermelon salad. Alcohol: 14%

2016 The Ned Pinot Noir ($20) is a classic New Zealand Pinot Noir and has less acidity. It is a balanced wine. It is deep red cherry in color, with a herbaceous nose and red fruits aromas. This wine is light bodied, offering rich notes of red cherries, red currants and cranberries. This is a crowd-pleasing Pinot Noir. It is light and dry to enjoy it on its own or paired with ham, pork or white meats. Easily this is a food-friendly wine. Alcohol: 13.5%