Virginia Wine Lover Magazine

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Be sure to pick up this months Virginia Wine Lover Magazine and flip to page 17 to read my review of the Breaux Vineyards Nebbiolo! If you can’t get a copy, you can still read the latest version online here.Read more

Trump 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

With the rebranding complete, Donald Trump and team can begin their new endeavor in the wine business with Trump Winery. Situated in the heart of the Monticello Wine Trail in Charlottesville, Virginia, the previous Kluge Winery has undergone a major transformation since I last visited. Although the winery reopened in late 2011, this was my firstRead more

2007 Boxwood

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 andRead more

Chester Gap Cellars Viognier

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 andRead more

Veritas 2010 Merlot

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 toRead more

Breaux Nebbiolo, Good For The Soul

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 theRead 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