Albemarle County, Central Region

Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Santa Barbara County Syrah

Found this in New Mexico. If there is a central coast wine that represents the region this would be it. Of course this does not disqualify all the great Pinot produced in Santa Barbara. Truly a treat. — 7 months ago

Barboursville Vineyards

Reserve Virginia Fiano 2019

Apple, lemon curd, grapefruit, peach, lime zest and hints of dried apricot. Racy acidity and good minerality. — 4 years ago

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Barboursville Vineyards

Reserve Virginia Barbera 2017

American Son 2020 with Scott White — 4 years ago

Di Bruno

Sangiovese 2015

Bruno just killed it again. Best expression of Sangiovese in SB region — 5 years ago

Horton Vineyards

Orange County Rkatsiteli 2017

Wow, what a surprise! Light and brisk. Honeysuckle big time. No after taste and a great finish like very faint citrus but no fruity. Wonderful in summertime with an ice cube. Lovely!! — 2 years ago

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Sandhi Wines

Sanford & Benedict Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Sandhi, Sanford & Benedict, Sta. Rita Hills, Pinot Noir, 2016, ABV 13.5%.

This Pinot Noir comes from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara County in the Central Coast region of California. Despite California having generally a Mediterranean climate, due to its westerly location, Sta. Rita Hills AVA receives cooling maritime and fog influences from the Pacific Ocean, aiding in the preservation of acidity, lending balance, finesse, and elegance to the resulting wine.

This wine is medium ruby with a medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas. The aromas include primary notes of candied cherry, strawberry rhubarb, orange peel, violet, tulip, mint, wet stone, white pepper, secondary notes of nutmeg, and tertiary notes of earth and wet leaves.

On the palate this wine is dry, with medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, delicate tannin, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. This wine has a medium(+) finish.

This is a beautiful wine with a strong fruit character and expression. It is well-balanced and offers concentrated aromatics and flavors and nice complexity.
— 3 years ago

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Horton Vineyards

Mount Vernon Cabernet Franc 2015

spectacular. black currents. light licorice. red medicine. honey and Bing cherry on the finish. great cab franc. — 5 years ago

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Horton Vineyards

The Tower Series Norton 2018


Man I just love Norton - it is such a fun, expressive wine. It’s loud & boisterous and downright unruly, but it’s uniquely American. Inky and brimming with black fruit galore & then menthol, medicinal, licorice, forest floor, squirrely spice just pour out of the glass. So expressive. On the palate it is voluptuous w/plenty of acidity & tannins, it’s just a bit clumsy, but it means well. Black fruit compote with kitchen sink spices envelope the palate. Decent finish. Don’t know what the hell you’re supposed to eat with this stuff but it’s a lot of fun. — 3 years ago

Jason, Lyle and 3 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Norton! Yes👍
MaJ CappS

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Norton grape is fantastic!

Andrew Murray

Roasted Slope Vineyard Syrah 2018

The salute to the Rhône region is obvious - while the fruit is great (dark plum) the front of this wine is roasted meat. Also 8% Viognier is a great touch. If you can visit this winery in Santa Barbara! Ask for Andre - super cool guy. — 4 years ago

Tom, Adam and 5 others liked this

Gabriele Rausse

Albemarle County Redlands Vineyards Chasselas Dore Sparkling

This is the Chasselas Dore Sparkling - excellent! — 5 years ago

Paul, Ron and 2 others liked this
David L

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You live in VA?
Laura Purdy

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@David L - used to, just visiting this weekend!