Former wine retails sales, buyer and importer. Former wannabe online wine purveyor. Current wine drinker.
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Bravo for a brave Virginia winemaker. A tiny 1500 bottle release, native yeast, no enhancers, low sulfur and minimal oak. 40% Petit Verdot, 20% each of Cab Franc, Merlot, Malbec. 12% alcohol. On the nose, black cherries and some underbrush. In the mouth, black fruits, floral bouquet, slightly grapey. Moderate tannins and acidity. Slightly bitter midpalate. Medium-short finish. Unique and has distinctive terroir, but may not be for everyone. — 16 hours ago
I may be a bit biased, since this is one of my all time favorite wineries, but there are few (if any other) wines with this amount of pedigree and age for 25 dollars. On the nose, dried cherries, tobacco leaf and leather. In the mouth, red fruits, a straight-razor leather oiled strop, slight grip of tannin and some acid. Medium-long finish. — a month ago
Perfect rotisserie chicken wine. Incorrect blend notes. According to the winery, it's Syrah, Grenache, cinsault. On the nose, raspberries, barnyard, baking spices and earth. In the mouth, bright red juicy fruits, iron and a bit of tannin. Decent acidity. Slightly bitter mid-palate. — 25 days ago