Around 11:30 I noticed a Tweet from Roanoke Vineyards about them having a bottle of their 2003 Blend One open and it went something like this: “the wind is blowing 27 knots with heavy gusts, but for anyone willing to brave the tempest, I’ve an open bottle of Blend One 2003!” How could I resist!
The ride to Roanoke Vineyards was the craziest 13 miles I have driven in sometime. I hardly needed gas as the wind carried me all the way there.
I really had no clue what Blend One was, but knowing that it is sold out and that that Adam was in the tasting room and that I had nothing but laundry to do, I needed to have some “me” time and head out to Roanoke Vineyards.
This was the first of Roanoke Vineyards Blend One. When it was released it was sold for $30.00. It is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc.
On the nose I was getting loads of dark berries and some plum. It smelled like a blueberry or blackberry tart. There were some exotic spice notes as well. It was earthy with a hint of ocean water.
The taste was more of the same with some baking spices reminiscent of clove and cinnamon. There was some coriander and cardamom as well. There was a molasses like taste too. There was some fruit, but it was hidden beneath the complex spices.
This was one of my best days off, I hope Adam does something like this every other Monday, because I am sure he will see me.