North Carolina Wine TV Review:
With Pinot Gris grapes grown in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley the 2006 RagApple Lassie has slight aromas of tropical fruit that are masked by too much oak treatment during the aging process. This wine lacks a strong flavor profile mainly due to a lack of acidity and balance. This wine isn’t bad as much as it is lacking in flavor, a solid cooking wine, is over priced at $14 and would not recommend that you purchase.
according to the North Carolina Wine Ratings Scale
About RagApple Lassie 2006 Pinot Gris (from the winery):
Rich, fruity, aromas of pineapple, fresh figs, honey and vanilla. Full bodied classic Alsatian style with lots of vanilla and light toast, having good acidity and a long, lingering finish.
About RagApple Lassie Vineyards (from the winery):
My namesake, The RagApple Lassie Vineyard, happily grows in the small Yadkin County town of Boonville, North Carolina, located about 25 miles northwest of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and just under the western gaze of Pilot Mountain (to you Andy Griffith fans, this is Mount Pilot). Vineyards are not new to North Carolina, in fact, 150 years ago, North Carolina produced more grapes than all other states combined. However, the grapes grown at the time were Concords and they did not survive the interruptions caused by World War I and Prohibition. Once again vineyards are flourishing in North Carolina, particularly in Yadkin and surrounding counties. This is no surprise because elevations of approximately 1,200 feet, soil composition and microclimates of the protected river basin make this area one of the best for producing quality wine grapes.
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