Breaux Palate

I usually steer clear from writing about wines that are released only to club members, in other words, not released to the general public. But there are exceptions, and today’s wines were too good not to share. Jennifer Breaux Blosser, Sales and Hospitality Director for Breaux Vineyards, sent me 4 wines only available to theirRead more

Different Vintage, Same Results

I’ve raved about Linden Vineyards Hardscrabble Chardonnay on the blog before. So it should come as no surprise that the 2007 Linden Hardscrabble Chardonnay follows in the footsteps of it’s older siblings. For those new to Linden Vineyards, the 5000 case winery and vineyard is located in Linden, Virginia. Having achieved near cult-like status, LindenRead more

Mountfair Vineyards 2008 Wooloomooloo

Wooloomooloo [wu’ lu mu’ lu] noun – a mythical spirit that roams the Blue Ridge Mountains. The wine, a Bordeaux-style red blend from Mountfair Vineyards, was recently featured in a Twitter virtual release event last month, coordinated and hosted by fellow blogger and friend Frank Morgan, from Drink What You Like. Not only was thisRead more

Breaux Vineyards 2008 Nebbiolo Ice

A Nebbiolo Ice Wine from Virginia? I pondered the same question as I received my first pour from Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, Virginia over a year ago. First, not many wineries in the state grow and produce Nebbiolo (and by the way, Breaux produces a fabulous varietal Nebbiolo wine that I highly recommend). Second, IRead more

Veramar Vineyard 2007 Cabernet Franc

The 2007 vintage in Virginia was the equivalent of the 2005 vintage in Bordeaux. Classic. An outstanding vintage for reds especially, the combination of warm, dry conditions from Spring until harvest, helped shape fruit-driven whites and balanced, focused reds. Delicious out of the gate, cellaring will reward the patient in a few years. More andRead more

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

At an elevation of 951 feet, Bluemont Vineyard offers visitors a spectacular, panoramic view that stretches from Loudoun County, Virginia to Washington DC. I finally had the opportunity to take in the views firsthand while visiting during the DrinkLocalWine.com conference in April. After making my way up the long and winding driveway, I was excitedRead more