Skipper’s Creek, Chardonnay, Powhatan, VA, 2015

Skipper’s Creek, Powhatan, VA, 2015, is light golden yellow in the glass. The nose expresses notes of tropical fruit like banana, pineapple, and some red delicious apple. Those tropical fruits explode on the palate especially the pineapple. Lemon and lime sneak in under the pineapple and give this wine the acidity it needs to round out the palate. That welcome acidity leads to a long finish. The Skipper’s Creek, Chardonnay, 2015 was aged in stainless steel, that’s what allows all of the fruit to come out and not be masked by any outside influences. Enjoy this wine with roasted red … Continue reading Skipper’s Creek, Chardonnay, Powhatan, VA, 2015

Sierra Nevada still strong with the latest trendy beer styles

Sierra Nevada Brewing has been a favorite of mine for the last 35 years or so. Starting with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with it’s hop forward flavors and never looking back to tasteless mass produced beer again. Sierra Nevada, Mills River, North Carolina, Hazy Little Thing IPA, 6.7 ABV, has a big fluffy white head sitting atop a cloudy golden yellow body. A big hoppy, citrusy nose is a sign of great things to come. There is also a mineral flintiness on the back of the nose. The hops are prominent on the front end of the palate balanced with … Continue reading Sierra Nevada still strong with the latest trendy beer styles