Monticello, Central Region

King Family Vineyards

Monticello Petit Verdot 2010

Fee-nominal…the winner (so far) of the 2010’s PV challenge. At 11.5 years from harvest, this beauty from Matthieu Finot sang like a concentrated Right Bank medoc…layers of dark berries, violet & herbs with smoky matting. Still proving enough tannic punch to cut through house grilled cheeseburgers and squash. Bold yet balance. Thank you Ellen for this wonderful gift :) — 7 days ago

Ilauri

Avalos Colline Pescaresi Pecorino 2020

ILauri Avalos Pecorino Colline Pescaresi 2020: Medium-bodied. High acidity. Elegant floral bouquet with subtle & soft flavors: Apple. Pear. Lemon. Minerals. Semi-long, dry finish. This is a very enjoyable Central Italian region (Abruzzo), single-vineyard white variety with great brightness & freshness! A perfect summertime sipper. Have a great sunshiny week! Cheers🍷 — 2 months ago

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White Hall Vineyards

Chardonnay 2014

ESF
8.9

More VA wine: Love finding some older vintages that have fattened up: sparkling gold color w/lemon cream nose, white flowers, coconut & butterscotch. Decadent nose, oily & viscous on palate, yet clean vibrant, fairly balanced w/some tropical fruit and golden apple & more lemon. Decent length on finish. — 3 months ago

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Veritas Vineyard

Monticello Petit Verdot 2017

Great bouquet- will try again. — 7 days ago

Mer Soleil

Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2019

Tim L
9.1

Real deal…real value, full-bodied Pinot Noir with balance, big palate and that dark dark berry fruit flavor of the Russian River Valley Pinots. Not dry but not sweet, tannins managed well. This wine is comparable to many pricier Pinots of the region. — 2 months ago

Horton Vineyards

Orange County Norton 2017

ESF
9.0

Lovely example of the variety, not as wild & savage as some VA Norton, yet still plenty of flavor w/an elegant presentation. Great stuffing, balance & style. — 3 months ago

Severn, Andrew and 10 others liked this

New Kent Winery

White Merlot 2019

Consistent favorite, nothing else quite tastes like this. — 24 days ago

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Barboursville Vineyards

Octagon Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

My first Virginia red did not disappoint! Full bodied, soft tannins- sooo smooth and delicious. Merlot + Cab Franc + Petit Verdot….all my favorite things :-) — 2 months ago

Ericsson, Brooke and 4 others liked this

Jefferson Vineyards

Meritage Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

One of finest vintage yrs for this estate, as evidenced by the OPULENTLY RICH PV component. Jeffersons terroir and taste of place are evident in this bottle… Think somewhere in between Paso Robles Cab and Rhône GSM. - very unique finish. Delish and a real value! $28 at Wegs — 3 months ago

Eddie, Brent and 8 others liked this