Raffaldini Vineyards Vermentino 2013
A touch sweet on the nose but with bright lemony fruit over a dusty, earthy hint of camphor. This is a bit soft in the mouth, with indistinct flavors of minerals, camphor and citrus pith. Lean and a bit spicy and firmly mineral on the finish, which does show good length. This wine lacks a mid-palate but shows promise both on the nose and the finish. 83 pointsAdd winemaker's notes
Editorial Reviews for Raffaldini Vineyards Vermentino
A touch sweet on the nose but with bright lemony fruit over a dusty, earthy hint of camphor. This is a bit soft in the mouth, with indistinct flavors of minerals, camphor and citrus pith. Lean and a bit spicy and firmly mineral on the finish, which does show good length. This wine lacks a mid-palate but shows promise both on the nose and the finish. 83 points
Fairly nice North Carolina, Yadkin Valley Vermentino. Not too complicated with some nice notes of lemon cream, lemon drop and some not too ripe green pear. This has a short to medium finish and a decent amount of acidity.
great summer sipper. has that mouth cooling effect like icebreakers gum. went great with breaded flounder fish filets. this is my first carolina wine and if this is the future then sign me up!
Being a wine lover from the Carolinas, I've had a lot of North Carolina wine, and I must say that this is one of the best-if not THE best-NC white that I've tasted. I ordered two bottles on a hunch and was not disappointed. Mineral/lemon/asparagus nose with a nice crisp green apple flavor. Very well balanced, not overly acidic, in fact this wine has a smooth, long finish. Also as an aside, a bottle of this was given as a gift from President Obama to Italian President Giordio Napolitano as part of the G8 summit.
We tasted this wine at the Raffaldini vineyards on our tasting trip through the NC mountains November 07. It was my favorite white of the tasting and we bought a bottle. I opened and served it with a Corned Beef Brisket dinner and the flavors with the meat were wonderful.
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