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

Discover Monticello

When I received the invite for the “Discover Monticello” wine tasting event, I thought it would be an opportune time to invite a few wine newbies. Not only would I take the opportunity to introduce everyone to Virginia wine, but also educate my friends about the different varieties and styles of wine helping put VirginiaRead more

A History of Virginia Wines: From Grapes to Glass

With Virginia Wine Month in full swing, I thought it was an opportune time to click publish on a quick book review I wrote some time ago. I love to read, especially when the subject matter involves wine. The book, A History of Virginia Wines: From Grapes to Glass by Walker Elliott Rowe was publishedRead 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

Horton Vineyards 2007 Norton – The Tower Series

In the spring of 1992, Dennis Horton re-introduced Virginia to the Norton grape variety with the release of Horton’s Norton. A wine pioneer in Virginia, Dennis Horton is also credited with introducing Viognier to the state and helping put Virginia on the global wine map. Located in Orange County, Virginia, Horton Vineyards is a mustRead 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