Category: Virginia

Loose Tasting Notes from Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia — February 20, 2020

Colorado Brookcliff Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Franc Reserve ($25*)Sweet cherries and sweet oak and vanilla on the nose. Ripe fruit is

[REVIEW] Early Mountain Vineyards 2017 Quaker Run Vineyard Tannat

Producer: Early Mountain VineyardsRegion: VirginiaVineyard: Quaker Run VineyardGrapes: 83% tannat, 15% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdotABV: 15.3%Price: $45* * Review sample provided by the winery

Tastemaker: Justin Rose, Rosemont of Virginia (Virginia)

I first met Rosemont of Virginia winemaker Justin Rose (and his wife Aubrey) when I was in Washington D.C. to

[REVIEW] Ankida Ridge Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir

Producer: Ankida Ridge VineyardsRegion: Monticello AVABlend: 100% pinot noirProduction: 250 casesABV: 13%Price: $44* * Review sample provided by the winery

[REVIEW] Glen Manor Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Franc

Producer: Glen Manor VineyardsRegion: VirginiaBlend: 100$ cabernet francABV: 142%Price: $35* * Review sample provided by the winery

[REVIEW] Thibaut-Janisson Winery NV Xtra Brut

Producer: Thibaut-Janisson WineryRegion: VirginiaBlend: 100% chardonnayWinemaking: 33% oak agedABV: 12.5%Price: $40* * Review sample provided by the winery

[REVIEW] Blenheim Vineyards 2018 Albarino

Producer: Blenheim VineyardsRegion: Monticello AVABlend: 100% albarino (100% estate)ABV: 12.7%Price: $23* * Review sample provided by the winery

[REVIEW] Barboursville Vineyards 2017 Vermentino Reserve

Producer: Barboursville VineyardsRegion: VirginiaBlend: 100% vermentinoWinemaking: Fermented and aged in stainless steel with 7-8 months of lees contactABV: 13.5%Price: $23* * Review sample provided by

The Cork Club: January 2020 Selections – An Exploration of Shenandoah Valley Cabernet Franc

Welcome to The Cork Club. I’ve partnered with a great wine and cider shop in Ithaca, NY – The Cellar d’Or –

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