Tasting Flight Notes: Sip and Share Winery
We recently tasted several wines from Sip & Share Winery. Located in Indianapolis, this minority-owned vegan winery sources its juice from the West Coast. Since starting her business in 2016, Sip & Share and owner Nicole Kearney has obtained plenty of accolades, including a feature in Forbes Magazine as one of the 10 drinks for the summer, and being named one of the 40 African-American Tastemakers by Sabrina Jackson. Sip and Share sticks to vinifera. Here are some highlights.
Manifest Chardonnay ($20)
Medium gold in the glass, apple blossom, guava, citrus zest on the nose. Full bodied, lots of butter and vanilla up front, giving way to honey and lemon on the mid-palate, and a medium finish of vanilla and almond. 14% ABV. 90 pts.
Intention Riesling ($20)
Medium straw in the glass, plenty of honeysuckle, followed with orange zest, pear and slate on the nose. Medium bodied, medium plus acidity, honey, orange blossom, and apple and lime up front, quince on the mid-palate, and a short finish of passion fruit. Despite being in a blue bottle, very little residual sugar. 88pts.
Gratitude Red ($20)
50/50 Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Deep ruby in color. Rose, cedar, and plum on the nose. Medium bodied, clove, cassis, and cherry up front, followed by plum, with a licorice and cocoa finish. Very jammy. 92pts.
Conjure Zinfandel ($20)
Medium-deep purple, violet, raspberry, and cherry on the nose. Medium-plus bodied, plenty of dried cherry, cola, cassis up front, giving way to strawberry jam and plum, lingering finish of pepper, leather and tobacco. 91pts.