Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Ginger Creek Vineyards- Carlos
I picked this bottle of NC-grown muscadine wine from Total Wine in Charlotte for $6.99. I had to wait a day or two to try it at home. I chilled it and got pretty excited to open up the bottle.
Then I was disappointed.
The cork snapped in half. The last time I snapped a cork, was when I was in high school. And it was the first cork I ever tried to get out of a bottle. Therefore, I don't think it was operator-error, I think the bottle was not sealed properly. Thus, the rest of the post. Disappointment.
After busting my rear end to get the cork out, I pour a glass and immediately notice something that is off. The color. The bottle says the muscadine wine derives from Carlos muscadines. Carlos usually have a beautiful, light straw color. This color was a much darker, almost deep gold color. Something was off.
I took a sip. Disappointment. Actually, disgusting is more like it! I checked to see if the date would indicated something was wrong, but nope. It was just bad. Horrible.
RNH agrees with me on this one- we think the bottle was not sealed properly, thus causing the wine to spoil. Don't take this post as warning you to stay away from it. Next time I get to go to a Total Wine, I'll see if they have another bottle and give it a try.
I tried to do some research on the internet about this winery. Apparently it is in the "backwoods" of Taylorsville, NC. They don't have a website or anything. Given this knowledge, I'm thinking there is a very good possibility that it was not sealed correctly.
Give it a try if you ever run across it. I will give it another shot!
Posted by Wife of a Fab Redneck