Northern Region, Virginia

King Family Vineyards

Crosé Merlot Blend Rosé

Decent as Virginia wine goes, but too acidic — a month ago

Barboursville Vineyards

Reserve Virginia Barbera 2019

$16 bargain at Charlottesville Costco. Fragrant with aromas of ripe pear in fresh cut flower as the label says. — 3 months ago

Barboursville Vineyards

Octagon Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Over the weekend I opened the 2019 Barboursville Vineyards Octagon Bordeaux Blend from Barboursville, Virginia. A blend of 62% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, vanilla, spice, licorice and earth.

On the palate I find black cherry, blackberry, black plum, licorice, black currant, spice, herbaceous notes and dark rich earth.

This is a medium + to full bodied wine with medium + acidity and medium + fine grippy astringent tannins which leaves you with a long black fruit crushed stone finish. Spring has arrived this week, so try and have a great full week in anticipation of the coming greenery and foliage. Stay safe and healthy and please be kind to one another. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 6 months ago

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Jody Scharf

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Cristiano. huh. what now. lol 😆

Michael Shaps

Meritage Monticello Cabernet Franc Blend 2017

Shockingly good new world red — 2 months ago

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RdV Vineyards

Rendezvous Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Cherries and raspberries, good depth and length, slightly sour. — 3 months ago

RdV Vineyards

Lost Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

This was really impressive. My first try of Virginia wine and what a great example of the potential. Mesmerizing aromatics. Berries, herbs, coffee beans, rosemary, underbrush. Silky on the palate with a fresh and tannic finish. It’s a shame Virginia wine is almost impossible to find in Europe. If I could, I’d explore more. — 4 months ago

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Jefferson Vineyards

Viognier 2049

Lusciousness + minerals — 2 months ago

King Family Vineyards

Monticello Cabernet Franc 2017

A bit mineral with decent sediment. A little dry. Very deep color. Better than expected - mild flavors — 3 months ago


Avenius Chardonnay 2015

Quite a distinct mineral structure that reminds me on northern burgundy. Crisp acidity even at 7+ yrs from harvest. Still one bottle in the cellar… Ideally paired with a lemon citrus cream sauce meaty white fish entree — 4 months ago

Trump Winery

Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon Monticello 2016

Bold and juicy fruit that just sloshed around in the mouth. — 6 months ago

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