Category: Virginia

Loose Tasting Notes from Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia — July 13, 2018

“Loose Tasting Notes” (I really need to come up with a better name for these posts) is my way of

REVIEW: King Family Vineyards 2017 Viognier

Producer: King Family Vineyards Region: Monticello AVA (Virginia) Blend: 90% Viognier, 10% Petit Manseng Winemaking: Fermented/aged in 63% stainless steel, 21%in neutral French

REVIEW: Stinson Vineyards 2017 Rosé of Tannat

Producer: Stinson Vineyards AVA: Monticello AVA Grapes: 100% Tannat ABV: 12.9% Production: 300 cases Price: $21* * Review sample provided by the winery

REVIEW: Stinson Vineyards 2017 Rosé of Mourvèdre

Producer: Stinson Vineyards AVA: Virginia Grapes: 100% Mourvedre ABV: 12% Production: 150 cases Price: $21* * Review sample provided by the winery

In Memoriam: Dennis Horton, East Coast Wine Pioneer

Dennis Horton, who founded Horton Vineyards in the 1980s, died earlier this week. Dennis and his wife, Sharon, were pioneers and entrepreneurs

REVIEW: Rosemont of Virginia 2015 Kilravock

Producer: Rosemont of Virginia Region: Virginia Blend: 40% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Franc, 24% Petit Verdot ABV: 14.4% Price: $33* * Review sample provided by the

Rosemont of Virginia: Defining a New Region Near the North Carolina Border

Rosemont of Virginia is located just four miles north of the State’s border with North Carolina, and that puts it

REVIEW: Early Mountain Vineyards 2016 Foothills

Producer: Early Mountain Vineyards Region: Virginia Grapes: 39% merlot, 19% petit verdot, 18% syrah, 10% cab franc, 9% cab sauvignon, 3% petit manseng,

REVIEW: Early Mountain Vineyards 2015 Shenandoah Valley Cabernet Franc

Producer: Early Mountain Vineyards Region: Virginia ABV: 13.75% Price: $34* * Review sample provided by the winery

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