Barnard Griffin

Barnard Griffin

Rosé of Sangiovese 2021

Yum-diddli-umptious. Bright and thirst-trappy but sturdy. — 4 months ago

Severn, Paul and 9 others liked this

Keswick Vineyards

Estate Reserve Monticello Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

2016 Keswick Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon
Estate Reserve

Even without a decant, the ‘16 Estate Reserve from Keswick Vineyards and their brilliant winemaker Stephen Barnard rises out of the glass with pronounced notes of ripe blueberries, subtle oak & forrest floor. If one didn’t know the origin I’m convinced we’d hear Italy, France- maybe even California for the sake of the fruit of it.

The tannins are silky but the backbone is/has been clearly melting into the ‘meat’ and mid-palate of the wine.

Simply put: this is a remarkable Cabernet that I still can’t believe came from Virginia.
— a year ago

Beth Zitzman
with Beth
David and Laura liked this

Devil Proof

Farrow Ranch Malbec 2013

Amazing complexity. David griffin dropped off at Jim’s. — 3 years ago

Griffin Creek

Rogue Valley Viognier 2018

Had this with sushi and it was f@cking delicious! — 2 years ago

Paul liked this

Griffin Creek

Rogue Valley Tempranillo 2015

Inky purple. Aromas of leather, black currant, butter. Big style, high tannins in finish, give them at least 30 minutes to settle down. Blackberry and meaty-pork flavors, slightly bitter and moderately astringent finish — 2 years ago

Trixie, Sharon and 5 others liked this

Robert Foley Vineyards

The Griffin California Merlot Blend 2016

Had at del Friscos. Absolutely delightful. — 8 months ago

Ericsson, Jamie and 2 others liked this

Griffin Creek

Griffin Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

201 Vintage - smooth rich deep fruit- tannin on the nose but not on the palette perfect combo with our eggplant parm! — 2 years ago

Keswick Vineyards

Monticello Touriga 2014

It’s an unmitigated joy. As a varietal that’s always called Portugal it’s home- Virginia, as evidenced by this vintage in a series of them each improving by the year- May have become the varietals ‘vacation pied a tere’. And while I’m consistently impressed by the work that Stephen Barnard always seems to bring to the tippy top of its class no matter the blend or varietals therein- once again I’m loving this deep & yet fun-loving cuvée.
— 3 years ago

Beth Zitzman
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Beth and David liked this