Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reserve

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Overshadowed by its bigger brother, the outstanding Octagon, Barboursville Vineyards produces a reserve Cabernet Franc that can stand toe-to-toe with any in the world. The Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reserve is the house red wine at the world famous “The Inn at Little Washington“, the only Five Star and Five Diamond inn and restaurant in America.Read more

Glen Manor Vineyards

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Terroir is the French term in wine used to describe the role geography, soil and climate of a certain place plays on a grape variety. To put simply, you either have it or you don’t. Glen Manor Vineyards, located in Front Royal, Virginia, certainly has it. Owner and winemaker Jeff White has turned his 4th generationRead 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

Pearmund Cellars 2008 Old Vine Chardonnay

Entrepreneur, winemaker, winegrower and consultant are just a few of the many hats Chris Pearmund has worn during his storied career in the Virginia wine industry. Playing a leading role in a number of wineries throughout Virginia including The Winery at La Grange, Vint Hill Craft Winery and his namesake Pearmund Cellars, Chris Pearmund hasRead more

Bluemont Vineyard 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

I had no expectations when I pulled the Bluemont Vineyard 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon from the wine rack. I was in the mood for a Virginia red and decided it was time to pull the cork on the Cab. Renowned for their spectacular panoramic views and farm animal themed wines, Bluemont Vineyard is a favorite onRead more

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