North Central Piedmont, Maryland

Linganore Winecellars

Aria Off-Dry White

This is the "Aria" and much drier than I normally prefer but this one is wonderful! Floral with white nectarine, peach & pear. If you are a sweet wine drinker, don't shy from this one. — a year ago

Black Ankle Vineyards

Passeggiata X Frederick County Syrah Blend 2019

Definitely like...fruity with right level of dryness — 3 years ago

Linganore Winecellars

Sangria

Reggae festival wine man — 5 years ago

Linganore Winecellars

Linganore AVA Raspberry Wine

Would go great with dark chocolate — 6 years ago

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Linganore Winecellars

Blueberry Wine

Sometimes wine doesn’t need to be “complex.” Sometimes wine just needs to be liquid happiness in a glass. It can be memories and dessert and comfort all in one. That’s what this wine is. It’s light, it’s simple, and it’s smooth. It’s reminiscent of picking wild blueberries as a child. It’s perfect, and I can’t get enough of it.
Smooth blueberry wine, perfect when chilled and delicious both on its own and as a topping on NY cheesecake or vanilla ice cream. I can’t get enough of Linganore fruit wines. A must visit if in Maryland.
— 2 years ago

Clendenen Family Vineyards

The Pip Santa Maria Valley Nebbiolo 2014

#Nebbiolo is a surprisingly rare grape. Even in its native Piedmont, it accounts for only 8% of vineyard land. There are fewer than 100 hectares planted in the United States. 🕵️‍♂️🍇
Over 80% of prewar Italian immigrants came from Sicily and Southern Italy. Piedmont was the wealthiest and most politically dominant region. But if fortunes were reversed, could Nebbiolo have taken Primitivo/Zinfandel’s place as a grape relatively uncommon on the boot but dominant in California? 🤔🇮🇹🇺🇸
Probably not. The Nebbiolo vine is *not* for beginners. It flowers early and ripens late, making it susceptible to both spring and autumn frosts. It loves the occasional fog bath (some say the name is derived from ‘nebbia’, Italian for fog ☁️☁️☁️) but is prone to the mildew that may result from such humid conditions. Its fussiness would make Pinot Noir blush: it demands southwesterly exposure, a proper gradient, constant sun above, and fog licking at its toes.
#diva
Sound anything like California’s Central Coast? 🌅
In the Santa Maria Valley, where the East-West Transverse Range bends back into the North-South Coastal Range, it’s possible. Vineyard selection still requires extreme discretion - an eye like @JimClendenen’s, perhaps.
Jim began the Nebbiolo program at the legendary
#BienNacido vineyard in 1994. Production is small, but if you track down his “The Pip” Nebbiolo, it will only run you about $30. You’ll believe anything is possible when you have real California Nebbiolo of this quality come wafting out of the glass at you! 🙌🙌
🏞.“The Pip” is named after Jim’s old cellar dog Pip, a border collie. So it only seemed right to include one of our own pips! 🐈
— 4 years ago

Tenuta Carretta

Riserva Bric Paradiso Roero Nebbiolo 2015

Italian wine tasting with friends! These were my 3 wine selections from north to south:

🔹 Northern Italy: Tenuta Carretta ‘Bric Paradiso’ Roero Riserva 2015 (Piemonte - Nebbiolo)

🔹 Central Italy: Tiezzi Enzo ‘Poggio Cerrino’ Rosso Di Montalcino 2015 (Toscana - Sangiovese)

🔹 Southern Italy: Mazzei ‘Zisola’ Sicilia Noto Rosso 2014 (Sicilia - Nero D’Avola)

All of the were superb. All are highly recommendable. Cheers 🇮🇹🍷
— 2 years ago

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Harford Vineyard and Winery

Vintage Vidal Blanc

Non vintage but purchased in early 2018. Petrol and pear on the nose. Full bodied and dry with lychee fruit and slight pineapple. — 4 years ago