Category: Reviews

[REVIEW] Greenvale Vineyards 2019 Albariño Petillant Naturel

There is a floral, citrusy, and slightly grassy edge to the nose here, which is dominated by peach and apricot

[REVIEW] Brengman Brothers 2019 “Block 7” Pinot Noir Rosé

Aromas of fresh-sliced strawberries drizzled with just a little orange blossom honey are joined by scents of earthy dried mint

Rosemont of Virginia 2017 Cabernet Franc

Ripe fruit aromas of blackberries, black cherries, and blueberries are accented by hints of dried versions of the same fruits,

Osmote Wines 2018 Seneca Lake Chardonnay

Honeydew melon, lemon peel, and Bosc pear fruit aromas are accented by notes of white flowers and spiced nuts. The

Heron Hill Winery 2017 Reserve Pinot Blanc

Though the nose is somewhat muted, there are notes of citrus zest, wet slate and under-ripe melon. More of that

Buttonwood Grove Winery 2019 Riesling Pét-Nat

It’s nice to see a pet-nat that still sells for less than $20 – and it’s even nicer when it’s

Bel Lago Vineyard 2017 Riesling

There is a bit more petrol here than you’d expect in such a young wine, but it’s not overwhelming. Instead,

Montezuma Winery 2019 “Hope” Dry Rosé

You might think that the combination of grapes is a bit weird (okay, it is) but it works. The nose

Early Mountain Vineyards 2017 Shenandoah Springs Cabernet Franc

Though most of Virginia’s wineries are located further south, I’m increasingly enamored with the potential of the Shenandoah Valley AVA

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