North Central Piedmont, Maryland

Black Ankle Vineyards

Passeggiata X Frederick County Syrah Blend 2019

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

Linganore Winecellars


Reggae festival wine man — 2 years ago

Berrywine Plantations

Spiced Apple

A good seasonal wine. Apples and cinnamon. Definitely good for something that is different. — 5 years ago

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. — 9 months ago

DeJon Vineyards

Hydes Malbec

Got to taste all of this companies wine. So good — 4 years ago

Linganore Winecellars

Linganore AVA Raspberry Wine

Very sweet and favorable. — 5 years ago

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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.
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! 🐈
— 2 years ago

Linganore Winecellars

Blackberry Wine

So sweet and fruity. Yum! — 4 years ago

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