Since our wives were busy that Friday evening in early August, my friend and I went to the North Gate Winery's Trellis club pickup by ourselves. While there, we tasted two special wines that Mark had at the tasting bar: the 2011 Mélange Mystère and 2011 Reserve Petit Verdot.
The Mélange Mystère refers to "mystery" vines a vineyard received. If you are at North Gate, ask Mark or Vicki to tell you the story. I won't spoil it prematurely.
|Vicki pouring tastings of the Reserve Petit Verdot|
The Reserve Petit Verdot refers to the 2011 Petit Verdot wine that North Gate let age an additional year or so in oak. We tasted the both that evening and most preferred the reserve wine. The additional oak aging had softened the tannins and made for a more mellow red wine.
|Tasty treats for club member pick up|
I enjoy going to North Gate's Trellis wine club pickups. I look forward to our next one.
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Purcellville, VA 20132