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The Winery of Hot Springs Arkansas White NV

Member Review by Nicole Ramsey:

There are very few wineries still left in Arkansas. Ozark Mountain Vineyards is not one of the more well known ones, and they sell their wine in the very touristy "Winery of Hot Springs", but I was pleasantly surprised by their offerings. Inexpensive, but very approachable and easy-drinking. If you visit Hot Springs, this would be a great way to introduce wine to people who don't think they like wine. This particular offering, Arkansas White, is their least expensive white wine. It is a muscadine wine, however, I am unsure if it is mixed with other types of grape, the label is very unhelpful. At the very least, it is muscadine dominated. I would call it a dessert wine, but not a super syrupy one. It is mostly sweet, just a little dry, and with a crisp, intense muscadine bite to it - sort of a vegetal semi-sour semi-mineral note. It tastes a bit like tart apples, and smells heavily of muscadine. It's a nice wine in a unrefined, informal way. It is 12.5% alcohol, but honestly tastes stronger than that, which is probably the only thing I don't like about the wine. It's a pretty strong taste, and the bottle was too big for two people to comfortably finish - I think it would be better suited for small pours with a group of 4-6 people. It's good, but you wouldn't want to drink a lot of glasses of this kind of flavor in one sitting. I think this wine best complements seafood, dark chocolate, fruit pies, mild cheese or white pastas.

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Region: USA » Arkansas » Altus

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Color: White
Varietal: Muscadine
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The Winery:
The Winery is a wine boutique located in the south Harlem, focusing on small-production boutique wines from both the new and old worlds. Our mission is to research and offer quality wines from producers who carefully craft wines with artful skills and a respect to the nature and the environment. Many of our wines are environmentally friendly. Some are organic and biodynamic while others a... Read more
The Winery is a wine boutique located in the south Harlem, focusing on small-production boutique wines from both the new and old worlds. Our mission is to research and offer quality wines from producers who carefully craft wines with artful skills and a respect to the nature and the environment. Many of our wines are environmentally friendly. Some are organic and biodynamic while others are sustainably grown. Majority of wine producers, however, choose not to print it on the label because the time- and money-consuming approval process is cumbersome. Further more, quite naturally, they do not want to loose protective options in case disastrous pests and diseases hit their vineyards. We like to enjoy wine as a part of our day-to-day life, so we keep the price under $20 for the most of our selection. For those who want something special, we also offer undiscovered top-notch wines from major appellations. The Winery is a community base store. We try our best to support local communities and non-profit charity organizations in this area to help make this community better place to live and work. We encourage you to visit our store. Free wine tastings take place every weekend to sample our selection. Our staff members are friendly and knowledgeable. They will gladly answer questions you may have and will assist you to find wines that you are looking for. Read less

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Snooth User: Nicole Ramsey
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2.50 5
06/02/2010

There are very few wineries still left in Arkansas. Ozark Mountain Vineyards is not one of the more well known ones, and they sell their wine in the very touristy "Winery of Hot Springs", but I was pleasantly surprised by their offerings. Inexpensive, but very approachable and easy-drinking. If you visit Hot Springs, this would be a great way to introduce wine to people who don't think they like wine. This particular offering, Arkansas White, is their least expensive white wine. It is a muscadine wine, however, I am unsure if it is mixed with other types of grape, the label is very unhelpful. At the very least, it is muscadine dominated. I would call it a dessert wine, but not a super syrupy one. It is mostly sweet, just a little dry, and with a crisp, intense muscadine bite to it - sort of a vegetal semi-sour semi-mineral note. It tastes a bit like tart apples, and smells heavily of muscadine. It's a nice wine in a unrefined, informal way. It is 12.5% alcohol, but honestly tastes stronger than that, which is probably the only thing I don't like about the wine. It's a pretty strong taste, and the bottle was too big for two people to comfortably finish - I think it would be better suited for small pours with a group of 4-6 people. It's good, but you wouldn't want to drink a lot of glasses of this kind of flavor in one sitting. I think this wine best complements seafood, dark chocolate, fruit pies, mild cheese or white pastas.




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