Old Westminster Winery 2014 “Black” Red Blend

Producer: Old Westminster Winery
Grapes: 38% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Petit Verdot and 12% Syrah
AVA:
 Maryland
ABV: 13.5%
Price: $40

* Review sample provided by the winery

Comments (2):

  1. Martin Keen

    January 24, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Lenn,

    When you review wines such as this you write the AVA is Maryland. Maryland is an appellation of origin. Any political subdivision such as American, state or county is an appellation of origin, not an AVA. An AVA or American Viticultural Area is a grape growing region recognized by the federal government. There is an application and approval process necessary to establish an AVA. Napa Valley and Lehigh Valley are federally recognized AVAs.

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  2. Lenn Thompson

    January 24, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Martin,

    You know — you are absolutely right. That’s primarily an artifact from when my focus was New York and 99% of the wines I was reviewing were AVA labeled — North Fork of Long Island, Finger Lakes, Hudson River Region. That section of these reviews is a bit of a template that I copy/paste from old ones.

    Will make sure I update that going forward. Thanks!

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