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Gotta quote the Beatles on this one, “strawberry fields forever!” I don’t know how there is this much wine here for $12.00. Not shy whatsoever on the nose, palate, and finish. Smart integration of oak; it accentuates the fruit by adding nuances of clove, clay pot, and leather. So pretty as well. Potpourri and a pepper medley kick up the florals. Classic juicy tomato on the finish, but those creamy strawberry notes don’t seem to give up. Bravo 👏 — 5 days ago
Another quality example of an Austrian varietal coming out of Galen Glen. Drinking from my Zwiesel 1872 glass; fitting for this delicate beast. They have this dialed in to almost perfection. Yellow apple, tangerine, and green pear are ushered in by chervil and white pepper. The palate is covered in honeyed lime, flint, saline, and shale slabs. Mouth feel holds true to citrus oil. It’s acidity literally cleans everything up and leaves your tongue tingling. Finish keeps on giving you more to contemplate. Terrior driven for sure. If you’re ever in the area, a must vineyard to visit.
#pennsylvania — 7 days ago
Mulberry, sour cherry, dried raspberry, lavender, vanilla flower, black pepper, pipe tobacco, tar, and rock dust... elegant, light, but packed full of puckering acidity and a versatile finish. You can pair a lot with this. It has the capacity and verve to enhance a meal but also hang out on the porch and bullshit. — a month ago
Love the fact Virginia kills the Petit Verdot and Tannat scene. More accessible style of Petit Verdot here; less aggressive tannins. Maybe blended with Merlot... not quite sure. While visiting the vineyard, I didn’t get a chance to ask during the tasting. Nose is covered in black cherry sauce, blackberry jam, lilac, sage, campfire, loamy soil, hazelnut, and vanilla. Great tasting and even greater company. — 8 days ago
Refined in style; very polished with zippy acidity. Visited the tasting room and noticed that this wine represents the winemaker’s style very well. Lemon, pear, guava, white flowers, and a nice sleek hint of petrol. Great wine and great people at Hector. If you’re a wine geek, you’ll be satisfied at the tasting for sure. Cheers! — 8 days ago
Ripe strawberry, bleeding pomegranate, rose hip, red licorice, toasted bread, cherry cola, and sweet Lebanon Bologna. Off-dry that lives up to its nickname: “The Pizza Wine.” Blended with a touch of Chambourcin. Of course paired with 🍕 . Digging it. — a month ago