Kinkead Ridge 2008 Syrah

Syrah is renowned throughout the Rhône Valley in France, famous across Australia (Shiraz) and continues to grow in popularity in California. So imagine my surprise when I pulled the cork on a varietal Syrah from Ohio. You read correctly, Ohio! The Syrah hails from Kinkead Ridge Vineyard and Winery, located in Ripley, Ohio. I’ve ravedRead more

Linden Vineyards 2008 Claret

I could easily start this post off with one more reason to visit Linden Vineyards in Virginia. I’ve reviewed more wines from Linden than any other winery on this site. In case you need a primer, be sure to read more about Linden Vineyards here. I could tell you about their great winemaker Jim Law.Read more

Gray Ghost Victorian Red

With the Wine Bloggers Conference right around the corner, I may have a slight bias towards Virginia wines for the next two months. Plus, considering it’s in the state I was born and raised, all the more reason to drink Virginia wine and share my thoughts on the current state of the industry (and trustRead more

Dr. Konstantin Frank Salmon Run 2009 Riesling

Igniting the “Vinifera Revolution” in the Finger Lakes, Dr. Konstantin Frank is widely credited with elevating the New York wine industry to levels that now rival the greatest wine producing regions in the world (IMHO). In 1962, Dr. Frank founded Vinifera Wine Cellars, and quickly built a reputation for excellent Rieslings. Fast forward to 1993, theRead more

TasteNY with Hudson-Chatham Winery

My timing is terrible these days. Almost a month has passed since I had the opportunity to participate in the TasteNY event with Hudson-Chatham Winery. I’ll blame it on the abundance of great local wine I’ve had of late that has managed to divert my attention from writing this recap. In one sentence, TasteNY isRead more