Central Region, Virginia

Pollak Vineyards

Estate Grown Monticello Petit Verdot 2019

Beast of the East vs. Best of the West….taste off
VA Monticello Petit Verdot against a Cali Napa Valley Cab.
Pairing: American Wagyu Strip, Home Fries, Mushroom Ron Zacapa 23 glaze.
As much as I love my Napa Cabs, the edge went to the PV. 93 - 92.
— 11 days ago

King Family Vineyards

Monticello Viognier 2019

Stunning example of how to handle Viognier in Virginia. Matthieu! Par excellence - the mouth… The balance between oak and acid was glorious! at just four years from vintage, amazing quality, and so beautiful with the food. — 2 months ago

Jefferson Vineyards

Viognier 2049

Lusciousness + minerals — 9 months ago

Michael Shaps

Meritage Monticello Cabernet Franc Blend 2019

Really nice blend and in a good drinking window — a month ago

Michael Shaps

Wild Meadow Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Even though 18 was a dramatically wet vintage, Michael knows how to coax enough tannin and acid from the rain logged clusters. Sorting must’ve been the real key here as the blend retained quite a bit of structure associated with other quality vintages. While a bit mellow and buttery, it was still very pleasant with the floral component. — 2 months ago

King Family Vineyards

Crosé Merlot Blend Rosé

Decent as Virginia wine goes, but too acidic — 8 months ago


Avenius Red Blend 2017

Brilliant! — a month ago

Rappahannock Cellars

Virginia Meritage Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Soooo balanced and fresh - considering it was 11 full years from vintage… Fabulous wine making from an average regular vintage — 39 cs, 35 Merlot, 17 cf, 9 pv — 2 months ago


Hardscrabble Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Black fruit, bramble, barnyard, cola and sage. Rustic, with plenty of tannin left for another decade plus. — 5 months ago

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RdV Vineyards

Rendezvous Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Cherries and raspberries, good depth and length, slightly sour. — 10 months ago