Fauquier County, Northern Region


Hardscrabble Red Blend 2009

Probably Jim’s best hardscabble to date…cab sauv dominated balanced to precision! — 5 days ago

Gadino Cellars

Antiche Viti Reserva Cabernet Franc 2010

Reviewing this at 10+ years out. Fantastic concentration similar to GlenManor. Great mouthfeel although the acid is waning a bit. Former Case Gold medal winner — a month ago

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Fabbioli Cellars


Nice and dry, fruit forward. One of my favs in NoVA!! — 3 months ago

Breaux Vineyards

Virginia Meritage 2017

Solid with that classic Hillsboro taste — 2 years ago

Casanel Vineyards

Petit Verdot 2015

One of the most COMPLETE single estate, 100% PV in my cellar. Checks all the boxes: taste, texture, tannin, and tenacity ;) Nice work, Katie! Yes, your PV is as good or better than Jim’s. I know you were aiming for that target. — 19 days ago

Gadino Cellars

Delfino Rosso Merlot Blend 2015

Great full bodied wine. Beautiful nose, jammy palate. — 2 months ago

North Gate Vineyard

Meritage Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Crazy how legit this 10yr old WET vintage blend is from the DeftHand of Mark Fedor. At his peak, Mark routinely had at least one wine in the governors case… so I f I Brown-bagged this and told you it was Rioja, you wouldn’t argue. The age has melded tannin (wood and fruit) and fruit acid to a cured state of Class. All of this from VINTAGE of limited ripeness. 51% CS, 30% Merlot.... I hope Mark re-emerges at a top-tier Celler so he he can make these wines again. Mark’s last vintage was the 2015 Meritage… The 16 season was finished by Nate since he bought Northgate — 3 months ago

RdV Vineyards

Lost Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Powerful yet elegant - a real tour de force! Concentration yet pristine in texture. Completely conquered flame grilled bison ribeye and bone-in beef ribeyes. This may be one of top 3 vintage wines ever made in modern Virginia! 100% complete (4 more bottles to evaluate over the next 15yrs). PS: Janice gave this an 18 ;) — 2 months ago

Tarara Winery

Charval 2013

I was surprisingly impressed by this solid showing from Virginia. Dry, medium-bodied white blend of Chard and Rkatsiteli rounded out with a bit of Sauv Blanc and Petit Manseng. Citrusy lemon zest and grapefruit take center stage with notes of gardenia, melon, and cedar on the nose with ripe apples showing up as the wine warms up a bit in my glass. On the palate more bright lemon and grapefruit in front of baked apples and oaky toast, and hints of rose water, almond oil, and ginger on a medium finish. With the strong citrus I figured this would be strictly drink-now; but with the clear oak notes and hints of bottle age I think it could actually cellar well for a few more years. — 3 months ago

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Walsh Family Wine

Loudoun County Viognier 2018

Gifted and delicious Virginia white. Apple taste and no alcohol on the nose. — 4 months ago