Next date yes hey I'm samoye Andre Houston Mack did you know all 50 states in the U.S produce wine I'm tasting them all today is part two Montana through Wyoming so first date Montana so this is hidden Legend banned in France 2018 red wine I have no idea well it's been from France hopefully it's not because of the.
Taste a little cinnamon a little nutmeg some bacon spices almost kind of smells like a raw meat tastes pretty herbaceous not much gouts going on it kind of falls short on the palate medium Bodied it's not all that exciting this is a hybrid grape called Marshall frosh and.
Leon below it looks like these are hybrid grapes that were planted in Europe and just weren't popular this doesn't really have that foxy kind of thing that was running through all the hyper grapes I've ever tasted which to me I guess makes it a little bit more enjoyable personally I like it like I'm intrigued by it I'm excited about it but.
I don't think I could enjoy a whole bottle of this by myself nor should anyone drink a whole bottle of wine by themselves next state Nebraska so this is maletto Vista and this one is called Edelweiss actually I believe that's the grape at least it wasn't corn wine very perfume very aromatic peachy apricot.
And sweet no acid somewhat flabby you know if I had to compare this to something if we were talking about like German wines or something like that you know I'm thinking more like Riesling which has some acidity I think where this false flat is like there's no acid at all it's not lively or anything like that on your palate looking at the.
Overall wine industry within Nebraska is relatively young you know speaking of like 1994 that's really not a lot of time and I think that's kind of reflective about kind of the wine industry in America in general we just haven't had a lot of experience and time put into to making quality wine which means that it can only get better over.
Time next state Nevada so this is battleborn Simeon and this is from Artisan Cellars Simeon is generally grown or most famous grown in Bordeaux you know there's Fame behind the grape in that way but I'm not sure if it grows well in this particular region very chalky smelling almost kind of like dried grapes.
So pretty decent acid it feels really tannic it's got this really drying out sensation I'm puzzled by it it feels really big and hot this fire bomb in my mouth so so to speak at 13.9 that's pretty high for for white wine I suspect that's due to the climate in Nevada the hotter it is the riper the fruit riper the fruit more sugars means.
For more potential alcohol especially if you don't pick early if you're looking for something big and bold maybe this is like your style but to me I think it's just a little bit over the top in the alcohol which makes it not that enjoyable next state New Hampshire this is Sarah Vineyards Equinox 2019 if you believe this is Marquette and so it is a.
Hybrid grape that's native to America smells like violets raspberries a little current oh it's super tannic it's sucking all the moisture out of my mouth um that means like it's pretty high in tannins the insides of of my cheeks are chapped I mean that's all I can really focus on there's a white pepper actually.
Got a little bit of like Blackberry there's no sort of texture to the wine it just kind of Falls right off if I had to like compare like on the nose and kind of on the front part of the palette it's a group called tanat that's from the south of France and they actually grow it in like Uruguay but it has some umph behind it it has texture it has.
This richness to it that I find at this wine does not next state New Jersey this is the palmaris 2018 Merlot I haven't had any wine from New Jersey I've had a lot of wine in New Jersey but not a lot of wine from from actual New Jersey smells like Merlot to me pencil shavings graphite Plum gravel dirt road.
pretty great tannin structure just feels a little bit on the light side but other than that pretty interesting I actually feel like this is a pretty well made wine you know I think the shock is just you know I just got to get over it where it's from which is kind of part of this whole process of what this is about it.
Makes sense that it would be more made in a um in a Bordeaux style considering the weather it being on the coast designated the outer coastal plains Ava so New Jersey has its own Ava it all adds up and tastes great next state New Mexico so this is a 2019 Mission from the Rio Grande Winery ooh almost likes uh pinkish orange.
Salmon like a bubble gum kind of smell dry apricots and that's like diesel fuel she uses okay let me uh let me compose myself here so this is 2019 it tasted a little bit older there is like this oxidation that's going on in the wine right now not much fruit left so mission is one of.
Those kind of cool kid grapes that are starting to make their way back it was bought here from Spain Mission has been around for a very long time there are some plantings from back in the late 1800s but what's really happening now is just kind of a younger generation picking up and kind of carrying the torch and it's that really kind of big.
Movement about let's use what's native here which I think is kind of a cool movement to be a part of but there's really interesting examples of it floating around this one maybe not so much next date New York so this is Herman J wiemer and this is the flower day and this is the Riesling I had never really had any New York State Riesling.
Until I moved to New York in 04 and I think a lot has changed since then you know the quality of wines have gotten better and better and better and I feel like this Winery has always kind of led the way Classic on the nose we think about Riesling it smells like Petro like kerosene I think that catches a lot of.
People off guard when I say that but like it's not a bad thing this is kind of like a warm hug for me there's apricots there's apples flowers like white flowers so this wine is sweet what I found that the other wines that I've tasted earlier that lack is there's this acid this lift that you get on the back end that kind.
Of brings that sweetness to a new height and it makes the wine feel alive and really fresh not only is it classic to what Riesling is but also like really kind of setting the standards of what New York wines can be so next state North Carolina this is from Dublin Vineyards this is the scuppernong blush blush is just another term for Rose but.
Also it's a dated term and generally speaking when that term was popular it meant that it was a sweet wine oh my God this is horrible um did I say that out loud sorry it definitely has a strong aroma it smells weird let's hope it doesn't taste weird.
Oh mm-hmm so much for that it's really sweet like sweet bubble gum and like witch hazel this is muscadine I'm starting to realize that they're made that way intentionally and this kind of Falls right in line with all the other ones I.
Tasted which just leads me to believe that it's it's it's just not my thing next state North Dakota so this is Dakota Vines this is called the Rough Rider red this is a 2021 American Frontenac it's a little sulfury but like not in a bad way like hot oil treatment like when you.
Walk into a salon which is familiar you know I get it in quite a few wines there's some Blackberry a little bit of current why do they all have to be sweet I just I just don't I don't understand it the sweetness in it just really makes it taste like some type of malt beverage from like you know the corner store or.
Something like that I'm not sure that it spends any time in oak or wood but there's really no structure to the wine there's definitely things that could be done to make this a better wine maybe this is what they're trying to make and maybe people enjoy this there's nothing wrong if you enjoy this but for me evaluating it it just it could be much.
Better next State Ohio so this is Pinot Noir from dubon this is from the Grand River Valley all right kind of smells like Pinot Noir here there's a little bit of what we like to call this the kind of funkiness that you get from Pinot Noir I'm getting that a little bit of cherry there's also a.
Little bit of mushroom some earthiness to it it's all checking those boxes there it's uh all right tastes like Pinot Noir there is some a little bit of tannin there's acid kind of interesting like Pinot Noir from Ohio like I never would have known this is definitely made it more in a European style where it is it leads with like.
Terroir Earth and the fruit is in the back end you know if I lived in Ohio and that was the local wine it would be something that I would definitely be proud of I mean it is slightly has a green vegetable tinge to it but other than that it tastes like Pinot it drinks like pinot and at 17 I think that it's a great example of something from Ohio.
Next state Oklahoma This is called Pecan Creek Winery this is uh 2021 uh it's a grape called vinal oh there it is it's a that foxiness is appearing uh right away I'm starting to think that like these are really like maybe thick skin grapes they're like the white wines are tend to be a lot darker almost kind of like a little bit of like.
Cotton candy in the back not sweet at all pretty acidic this really has a very heavy Citrus rind that's like overpowering it's got some grassy notes to it kind of interesting like I'm intrigued like I could probably sip through this whole bottle maybe just trying to figure it out and get familiar with it so I'm very unfamiliar with this.
Grape vinol it is a hybrid it seems to be working in Oklahoma you know maybe I should go visit let's go to Oklahoma let's go to all 50 states next state organ so this is a hollerin Pinot Noir 2016 from the Willamette Valley from a place called The Dundee Hills yeah this just smells beautiful or Earl Gray tea kind of like a high tone red cherry.
Fruit beautiful you know it's got some grip from a tannin but like not over overly tannic really great refreshing like waves and waves of acidity organ is considered one of the top three producers when you think about wine in the United States you know you think California Washington and Oregon uh the.
Willamette Valley is probably about 55 years old which seems old but kind of rather young and what they've really kind of championed there was uh Pinot Noir this is where also where I make my wine and you know kind of one of the first love affairs with American wine for me was the Willamette Valley it's kind of The Best of Both Worlds it has.
That fruit that you would associate with California and newer wines but it also has you know a firm footing in the old world where you talk about terroir you know a sense of place next state Pennsylvania so this is the Stoney Run Riesling from the Lehigh Valley on here it's indicated dry so dry and wine speak means that it's not sweet and.
This is the 2017 vintage I wouldn't say it's old old but white wines are generally drank a little bit more on the fresher side you know at two or three years after release um Petro straight off the top it's a little funkiness on the back end of that I'm trying to figure out what that is there's a faint smell of baby powder.
Well I can tell you that the baby powder kind of somewhat disappears the wine is bone dry really great acid there's definitely more of that kerosene note on this on this as well pretty impressive I like it because it seems very classic to Germany those rieslings that I tasted there before there's definitely an influence of immigrants bringing their.
Traditions here next state Rhode Island so this is Greenville Vineyards and this is called skipping Stone white so this is a blend of Cayuga in Vida Blanc it smells a little bit like sea water it smells like sugar water cantaloupe maybe there's a melon thing going on and then it just smells like Skittles.
Impressive like cool wine it's interesting as you know geographically looking at a lot of the wine regions generally speaking the ones with the coasts seem to have better expressions of wine or have a little bit more complexity and this kind of Falls in line with that next state South Carolina this is called Low Country red this is a.
Muscadine wine I think locally the grape is called icing we're back at it muscadine seems to be prevalent uh on the list of wines being made Across America they haven't really been my favorite I mean I gotta go in with an open mind that this could be the one are you the one deep water Vineyard you're not the one you're not too much.
Actually this smells a little bit different right you know it smells like an Amaro like the Italian DJ Steve like it's very aromatic very herbaceous that part has me excited um but the fact that I know that it's not on tomorrow um needs to be a little skeptical it tastes exactly like Amara but without.
The high alcohol which I'm puzzled by in its current state as a wine not my favorite thing it's not palatable in the in the in the frame in which it's presented as wine but it is palatable to me if I think about tomorrow I think like the best application for this is like in a cocktail next state South Dakota this is a.
Valiant Vineyard Full Throttle Saloon this actually is labeled as a Cabernet so it's called American Cabernet Sauvignon okay okay so right off fingernail polish remover canned green beans it is sweet it almost feels like it has artificial flavoring in it it doesn't.
Taste natural let me redo this A Touch of wine Brandy added make the big red this just in uh the wine has been fortified with a little bit of Brandy uh and I think that's probably where the sweetness comes from fortified wine is basically adding a neutral Spirit you take wine it's going through its fermentation process to stop that.
Process you add a neutral Spirit by adding that to it it stops the fermentation process that's fortifying the wine so that's basically what port was and generally those are high in alcohol Port is around 16 this is not that high this is 39 I think there's almost 300 things that you can legally add to wine so you can add things for.
Coloring and for texture and all kinds of stuff adding Brandy to it to me just makes it not really wine next state Tennessee so this is called Sally Notch Vineyards and this is white muscadine here America's Wild Grape it's in quotes here okay.
Okay so that smells pretty wild it has the foxiness to it very fruity this wine is sweet it has texture to it there is a little bit of acidity to it my takeaway from this wine is like okay so maybe this is a different quality of like some of these other ones that we've had it's similar in so many ways in the sense of like the way that it smells.
That it is sweet but the quality level here just um to me seems a little bit higher than some of the other ones I've had before the overall taste is not to my liking which is kind of the Common Thread when I've encountered these wines I personally wouldn't serve it to anyone but you know if somebody likes sweet.
Wine I'm sure this would be palatable to them next date Texas this is called pernalis sellers this is 2019 and this is timpanillo warm baking spices there's a little bit of sulfur not like egg more like a hair salon that to me I always kind of get that in tempranio so that checks out.
That's kind of spot on what I like that's different than say the traditional model which we always talked about like tempranio from Rioja because this is a lot more Lush in the old world it's generally blended with like other grapes but this is different in a way because it's it's a lot higher alcohol like this is about 14 you know.
It's bigger it's around there you know it's an American version for sure but one that I like next date Utah this is IG Winery petite Saran it's a 2018. from my understanding that this is actually one of the only wineries in Utah that they actually grow their fruit there most of the other wineries in the state import their grapes or bring their.
Grapes in from other states okay smells like Petite Syrah so very plummy pepper some kind of dry meat rub vanilla a little bit of nutmeg it's pretty big it's not overpowering like sometimes I would expect from a petite Sara to me I'd like a little bit more umph a little bit more Canon this is a good quality.
Wine but what I'd have to say is is that at 65 that makes it not a value to me the fruit is grown there and I'm sure that's probably the big cost that they have there but it's not reflected in the wine I don't think that that made the wine taste any better if you're looking for a 65 petite surround like I don't think this is what you're looking for.
This is not the best example of that if it's a million dollars an acre guess who's paying for it you the consumer next state yes all right wow that one exploded we got it back up here this one's a lot colder than the first one um that could have been the culprit it could have also been that maybe there.
Was a secondary fermentation that was happening there but we're back at it next date Vermont this is called a snow trip and this is from snow farm Vineyards in Vermont this is natural wine it's not made with a lot of different additives very cloudy and that's kind of indicative you know made.
In a natural way unfined unfiltered I think sometimes the discussion is if it's filtered you strip away a lot of the flavor this is just like you know tart traits and stuff that normally fall to the bottom that would be filtered out they won't hurt you or anything like that it looks like cider sour beer it smells kind of like um like a spice.
Applesauce and almost kind of like tomato juice this is what everybody's raving over I mean to me it tastes pretty bland and slightly watered down but it tastes like most of the wines that are made in this style I think a lot of people talk about low intervention wines and I think that's kind of a better way to describe.
It low intervention meaning trying to make it in the natural way that it was made years ago and not adding man-made things that kind of help control fermentation I think this style has really been interesting to bring in a lot of beer drinkers over then enjoy sour beer this is just another expression.
Um and it's welcome next state Virginia this is a 2021 King Family Winery and this is called Roseland so this is a blend of three different grapes Chardonnay vionier and a grape called Petit monseng pretty aromatic almost like a honeydew melon.
Pretty juicy pretty flavorful actually it reminds me a lot of Juicy Fruit the chewing gum it has some weight to it it doesn't taste like it has any residual sugar and it's not sweet I like that part of it it feels like it has some type of texture you know I don't know what's attributing to that I believe like the aromatics maybe you're coming.
From the vionier which is very aromatic grape not really acidic Petit monsing is a grape that's pretty acidic so the acid is coming from that maybe the structure and body is coming from the Chardonnay this is not a blend that I figured that I encountered a lot at all but seems to work I'd have to say that you know I think Virginia wine I've been impressed.
With the most it's really in the midst of that growth spurt right now where there's tons of young winemakers collaborating in that region making some really crazy and interest in your minds and that doesn't take away from its long storied history of making wine all the way back to Thomas Jefferson you know I think he was a real big promoter of.
Virginia wine I think this is just the beginning I think it's going to be like the new hottest thing of like what people are talking about next state Washington this is called two Vintners this is their 2019 Syrah from Columbia Valley Cannon it's kind of sucking the moisture out of my mouth pretty medium plus.
Finish what I like about Washington is just like it represents value across the board you look at some place like California where it has a long kind of storied history inherent land prices so it's pretty expensive but you can go to a place like Washington and I feel like get you know this kind of Great Value but also a really kind of Great.
Expression A different expression than say California the Cascade Mountains run along the eastern part of of Seattle which casts what we like to call a rain shadow so all the rain clouds get trapped up against the mountains and so that's why it rains on the western side of the Cascades but when you go into the eastern part of the state it's pretty.
Great to grow anything they have a really great diversity of different style wines that are made at different price points that I think are great examples not only in in that state or this country but in the world next state West Virginia this is Stone Road Vineyard and this is what they call headlight White.
Oh okay all right this reminds me I had a soda recently in Vermont it was like grapefruit and lemonade this is what it smells like unfortunately um it tastes like soap it's just like too fragrant doesn't matter if it's sweet but I mean it is some sweetness to.
It there's no acid it's pretty flabby false flat so great varietal it's mascot and like generally speaking when I think about that like it's pretty fragrant it is actually mandarin orange Muscat which I didn't know really even exist and that would probably really explain the way that it smells it's really overpowering and I think kind of really gets in the.
Way of the wine drinking experience I think for some people maybe they would enjoy that but I can't next date Wisconsin this is Harbor Ridge Winery this is called knocking heads Red so pepper spice Jam that's really pretty nose smells awesome I'm really excited very fruity there is some residual sugar in the wine and it is kind of sweet I.
Believe this is a blend of Cabernet Franc and a hybrid grape called Marshall Foss there's definitely like a kind of like a little bit of like a greenness to it that I kind of associate with Cabernet Franc this wine is better than what I thought it was and that's not a backhanded compliment or anything like that like on the nose it was superb it.
Was something that I really wanted to dive into but I'm just caught off guard with the level of Sweetness in the wine I felt like that it should have been much drier hence that it would be a little bit more enjoyable okay last date Wyoming this is Jackson Hole Winery and this is called Old Faithful this is their sparkling wine these grapes were.
Purchased from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma and produced in bottled in Wyoming it's a very common practice smells like apple cider almost smells a little doughy very fine bubbles right it almost looked like it's flat when the glass is sitting still this is interesting I would drink this to me even though this is 20 20 this.
Drinks more like vintage where there's not a lot of moose or the foaming up at the top which I really like because I feel like you really get an essence of of the grape this is 100 Chardonnay but you're getting like tons of green apple with a little bit of like Asian pear this is pretty elegant so just because they bought these grapes or purchased.
These grapes from Sonoma doesn't mean that they can't create their own style from these particular grapes so I've now tasted wines from all 50 states what can I say that was pretty cool pretty amazing uh we are very young country in general but very young country in winemaking history and we got a long way to go we have some really.
Great shining examples of states that have really kind of put us on the map in the world as far as wine making and then we have a lot of other states that are continuing to grow and to carve out and be a part of the history of what American wine can be oh is that our mic or you're like.
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