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2007 Boxwood

October 8, 2012

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Back in May, I had the opportunity to attend my first ever TasteCamp in Northern Virginia. In typical fashion, I’m months behind in my postings (although I have a good excuse in my 5 month historic home renovation). One of the many highlights during the 3-day event included the grand tasting at Boxwood Winery and […]

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Chester Gap Cellars Viognier

August 22, 2012

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When done right, e.g., not over oaked, Virginia Viognier can stand up against the best in the world. Unfortunately, I taste too many that fall in the latter category, which is disappointing, especially considering the potential of the variety in the state. Fortunately there are plenty of producers who clearly have navigated the oak trap and […]

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Veritas 2010 Merlot

August 13, 2012

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It’s not often I see a winery offer free shipping, especially one from the other 46 states.  In the rare chance I do, I take full advantage.  I understand the costs involved, thus the reason I promised earlier this year to publish such offers on the site.  My goal from day 1 has been to […]

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Anemoi Wines 2009 Boreas

August 7, 2012

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Back in January, Jay Christianson, the owner and winemaker of Canyon Wind Cellars, sent me a few new wines to sample. Jay’s wines are a favorite of mine and represent some of Colorado’s best and most consistent wines, year after year.  I look forward to their red release each year and now have even more […]

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Breaux Nebbiolo, Good For The Soul

August 6, 2012

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I remember asking Breaux Vineyards founder and owner, Paul Breaux, how he stumbled upon Piedmont’s most famous grape. After a trip to the region in Italy, Paul fell in love with their Barolo wines and knew immediately he wanted to plant Nebbiolo upon his return. One of only two wineries in Virginia that grows the […]

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Kinkead Ridge 2010 Riesling

February 21, 2012

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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 about […]

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Linden Hardscrabble Chardonnay 2008

February 7, 2012

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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 read […]

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