Kinkead Ridge 2010 Riesling

I’m fortunate to try some of the best local wines produced each year. I’m well aware, at least in most cases, several of the wines I feature are near impossible to purchase. Blame it on shipping laws, limited production or small marketing budgets, at the end of the day, most of the wines I write aboutRead more

Linden Hardscrabble Chardonnay 2008

If I had the patience to cellar wines, this post would be focused on a vertical of the best Chardonnay in Virginia, rather than a single wine review. Unfortunately, I have little willpower when it comes to Jim Law’s wines, and especially his Hardscrabble Chardonnay. Instead, I feature his 2008, and urge you to readRead more

Barboursville Vineyards Viognier Reserve 2009

I was a skeptic when Virginia announced Viognier as the states signature grape last spring. Signature grapes are great for marketing purposes, but personally, I feel winemakers are still experimenting with different varieties making it difficult to declare a winner. Nonetheless, Virginia Viognier is a personal favorite and one I drink often. Barboursville Vineyards, a winery withRead more