An invitation to dine with the Vanderbilts assured you of enjoying gracious hospitality paired with  fine wines. Today their enduring legacy inspires our winemakers to handcraft each wine in the  Reserve Collection to honor their rich heritage. These wines capture the special characteristics of their distinct North Carolina growing region. Careful selection of only the best fruit from their own estate  vineyards and other local growers results in remarkable wines. 

The Biltmore Reserve Chardonnay 2019 was bottled in August of 2020 with a production of 7,000 cases. At Biltmore, juice is barrel fermented in French and American oak barrels at a low temperature with about half of the wine going through malo-lactic fermentation. The wine is aged for 6-8 months, blended and bottled. Biltmore Reserve is straw colored with a nose of butterscotch, vanilla, toasted coconut and candied lemon. The taste is medium-bodied with pleasant acidity and hints of honeysuckle, vanilla, cardamom and baked apple. Biltmore recommends a serving temperature between 48-50 degrees.Pairing suggestions include chicken marsala, pecan pie with whipped cream, mashed potatoes, Chilean sea bass, mahi, mushroom strudel, pasta with alfredo sauce, pecan crusted trout, sole meuniere, grilled shrimp and seafood. $24.

Cynthia Calvert
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A trained journalist with a masters degree from Lamar University, a masters from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, as well as extensive coursework toward a masters of science in psychology from the University of New Orleans, Calvert founded the Tribune Newspapers in 2007. Her experiences as an investigative, award winning reporter (She won Journalist of the Year from the Houston Press Club among many other awards for reporting and writing), professor and chair of the journalism department for Lone Star College-Kingwood and vice president of editorial for a large group of community weeklies provides her with a triple dose of bankable skills that cover every aspect of the journalism field. Solid reporting. Careful interviews. Respect and curiosity for people and places.

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