Maryland’s Boordy Vineyards
It’s been quiet on TheOther46.com this week for a good reason. I’m up visiting Virginia and Maryland wine countries and tasting the states best offerings. I decided to take a quick break from the wine and cheese to write up a review. Last night I had the opportunity to sample my first Maryland wine, a 2007 Pinot Noir (Maryland Icon No. 5 Mallards) produced by Boordy Vineyards. Established in 1945, Boordy Vineyards is Maryland’s oldest family run winery, located outside of the Baltimore beltway in Hydes, Maryland.
The wine retails for $14.99 and clocks in at 12% alcohol. A fruity and light-bodied wine, I got aromas of plum and strawberry with flavors of red fruit and vanilla. The wine started off well but fell off quickly with a short finish. I’m not convinced this is produced from Maryland grapes (awaiting a response from the winery). Either way, not a bad QPR on a local wine that would pair well with several dishes. Kudos to the winery for great packaging, easily one of the nicest labels I’ve seen. Cheers!
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