Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2010 Biltmore Estates Century White Wine

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norm bentleyWe decided to do something different for the Fourth of July this year, but still keep American history in focus.  Instead of our normal barbecue, we had a New England Boil featuring Lobster Claws, and a bottle of 2010 Biltmore Estates Century White Wine, both a part of tradition and American history.  New England boiled dinners go back to the beginning of the country, and the Biltmore Century White celebrates the one hundred year birthday of Biltmore House in Asheville, NC.

The Biltmore Century White is a blended wine with Gewurztraminer, Muscat Canelli, Riesling, and Symphony.  It is a big fruit wine with an off dry finish.  The nose is floral with a bit citrus and floods the senses with its bouquet.  The flavors are folded together in harmony, and contain green apple, melon, a touch of tropical fruit, and a hint of orange peel.  The finish is clean and crisp, with just a suggestion of the big fruit flavors lingering on.

Our New England boil contained corn on the cob, new potatoes, lobster claws and lots of seasoning, and the Biltmore White was a perfect fit  It would go great with summer salads, or just as a “Back Porch Sipper”.  Norm’s score is 89.

Score: 89

Price: $12 – $16

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