Tag: 2017

Working Dog Winery 2017 Cabernet Franc

I continue to be impressed by the cabernet franc being grown and made in the Garden State. This example from

The Lenz Winery 2017 Estate Selection Cabernet Franc

This 2017 Estate Selection Cabernet Franc is the first-ever cabernet franc bottling from Lenz – and what a way for

Ankida Ridge Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir

2017 was a warmer, drier vintage and the resulting ripeness and power (14.5% abv) are on full display in this

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,

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

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,

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

T’Jara Vineyards 2017 Merlot

Classic Long Island merlot fruit aromas of plum and black cherry are joined by here by hints of leaf tobacco,

SUHRU Wines 2017 Ember

Toasty and oak-born spicy at the edges, the nose shows a nice core of ripe blackberries and blueberries with subtle

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