Category: Virginia

Cork Club April 2021 Selections: An Exploration of East Coast Cabernet Franc

When the folks at The Cellar d’Or and I shifted this club from two bottles every month to four bottles every other

LOOSE TASTING NOTES FROM Michigan, NEW YORK, AND Virginia — January 18, 2021

These near-weekly posts contain short reviews that come almost verbatim from my notebook with only limited editing for wines that

North American Wine News – December 2, 2020

The Cork Report Headlines for Lesser Known Wines WineBusiness – 11/17/2020 – New Grape Varieties, New Wine Program for ArkansasA

Blenheim Vineyards 2019 Rkatsiteli

There’s still not a lot of rkatsiteli planted in the East, but what is in the ground is leading to

Early Mountain Vineyards 2017 Quaker Run Vineyard Cabernet Franc

If you love cabernet franc – and I mean really love cabernet franc, not over-wrought, over-oaked wannabe cabernet sauvignon –

Barboursville Vineyards 2018 Vermentino Reserve

A melange of lemon-forward aromas greet the nose here – lemon peel, lemongrass and lemon oil – along with a

LOOSE TASTING NOTES FROM MICHIGAN, NEW YORK, AND VIRGINIA — October 20, 2020

As always, these are short reviews that come almost verbatim from my notebook with only limited editing for wines that

Stinson Vineyards 2019 Rose of Mourvedre

I’ve long enjoyed this unique rosé from Crozet, VA’s Stinson Vineyards for its distinctive combination of fruity and savory qualities.

Blenheim Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc

This estate-grown sauvignon blanc from Blenheim Vineyards has a bit of a New Zealand feel to it. The nose shows

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