Esk Valley

Domaine Labet

Cuvée du Hasard Côtes du Jura Chardonnay

Love this - oxidation and VA and battle axes - this is a fun wine. Perfect for dessert when sweet isn’t your thing. So fino-sherry esk! Need to find more — 3 years ago

Ron Zacapa

XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial

A cognac esk rum delectable — 4 years ago

ANXO Cider

Rojo Dry Cider

Powerful fruitiness. Jolly rancher esk. Tight and zippy. Certainly smells like commercial yeast but does right by it. Creaminess rounds things out. — 4 years ago

Esk Valley

Gimblett Gravels Merlot Blend 2016

Deepburgendy color. Musty with citrus notes on the nose, followed by dark fruit on the mid taste and chocolate on the finish. Solid for the price point. — 5 years ago

Naked Mountain

Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016

This is one of those top 20 Bargain VA wines, at $17 at Wegmans. N/M is old of the older operations in the state and they have a lot of Chardonnay planted. Their micro-climate yields tighter acidity coupled with the granite based soils makes for northern Burgundian-esk chards. The 3 pillars of Chard-Balance: FreshFruit, energized acid, and texture. It’s all here, just in a budget, non-reserve way. Still, better than most at twice the price. Great white for food throughout the winter months. Toasty caramelized Apple notes are to the point - finish is dominated by the barrel attributes. No worries, cream-based anything :) — 3 years ago

North Gate Vineyard

Cabernet Franc 2012

Sooo delightful! This vintage was a blend of three lots… Combined they made a nuanced Northern Italian/burgundy-esk Franc that really speaks to Mark’s skill and the potential of classic vintages (weather) in VA. When it’s not too hot, the acids can stay in balance. This can lead to producing real aromaticly complex Francs. To put in context, we pair this with beautifully prepared salmon. Glad I still have one more bottle! — 4 years ago

Val Frison

Selection de Terroir Portlandia Brut Nature Champagne Blend

Excellent full body - high acid but the oxy-esk fruit nose makes it quite interesting! — 4 years ago

J.K. Carriere

Lucidité Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2015

Antoine Pin

Burgundy-esk nose with hay and honey dry tall grass. 100% mall. soft and yet long spicy oak finish. — 4 years ago

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Esk Valley

Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris 2015

A toast to the last night in Fiji. A wonderful, richer styled Pinot Gris. A citrus and honeyed nose with a touch of peach leads to a rich palate of baked apple, peach, honey and a touch of oak balanced by bright acidity, wet stone and possibly a touch of RS. The finish is long a clean. A wonderful sipper. — 4 years ago

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Esk Valley

Hawkes Bay Chenin Blanc 2012

One of my favourite wines! It's been doing reall well for it's age and could even go a year or two more. Amazingly intense botes of stonefruit with manuka honey! I'm really proud of these grapes! — 4 years ago

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