TIME | 8:33:48pm – 2009-06-16 – Tuesday. PLACE | Church Creek – Johns Island – South Carolina
32.714738° N , -80.091287° W
. Artwork: | John Duckworth | “Church Creek divides Johns Island, SC from Wadmalaw Island, SC. It’s a favorite spot for local fishermen to drop their lines in the water from the bridge which was named after Essau Jenkins – a local civil rights leader who was friends with Martin Luther King Jr. and a powerful man himself. I climb down under the bridge to capture the sunset, creating ripples with my feet as i wade into the water.”
Vineyard notes: 96 year old, dry farmed, fertile sandy loam soils, naturally low-yielding. Mild winer, normal to a bit late bud break, solid crop set, freakishly wonderful summer with very long hang time. Yields were just over 2.8 TPA. Tasting Notes: Rich ruby red in color. Pretty, floral notes of rose & gardenia, ripe blackberry, orange pekoe tea, and mint. Subtle background notes of baked berry pie and sassafras. Medium bodied flavors of ripe plum and raspberry framed with velvety tannins. Finishes long with hints of tea and baker’s chocolate.