RdV Vineyards

Rendezvous Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1206 ratings
9.146 pro ratings
Fauquier County, Northern Region, Virginia, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Paul Masson

Medium weight, terroir-driven Bordeaux blend with unusual polish for Virginia wine

Medium weight, terroir-driven Bordeaux blend with unusual polish for Virginia wine

Sep 23rd, 2017
Peter Granoff MS

Master Sommelier, Founder/Partner Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant & Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant

9.6

Pour this for your friends blind and ask them where it is from ;-). 65% Merlot, the balance Bordeax varieties. Sleek and elegant.

Pour this for your friends blind and ask them where it is from ;-). 65% Merlot, the balance Bordeax varieties. Sleek and elegant.

5 people found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

I have tasted many of the top wines made on the east coast, these guys while new have made a tremendous impact in such a short time period.

This bottle was better than the last, especially getting time to savor it over a few hours.

If you are in the DC area or traveling through head an hour west and check out @rdvvineyards in the Middleburg AVA of northern Virginia.

More Merlot in the blend here offers an earlier approachability for a superb wine that has a plush core of deep red fruits, plum, graphite, purple florals, cocao and toast. A refined structure that frames the plush and pleasing fruit component well, it then transitions well into a contrast of energetic and persistence on the elegant, but deeply finish. The mid palate on this is insane, so deep and pure!
#rdv #vawines #middleburg @vawine

I have tasted many of the top wines made on the east coast, these guys while new have made a tremendous impact in such a short time period.

This bottle was better than the last, especially getting time to savor it over a few hours.

If you are in the DC area or traveling through head an hour west and check out @rdvvineyards in the Middleburg AVA of northern Virginia.

More Merlot in the blend here offers an earlier approachability for a superb wine that has a plush core of deep red fruits, plum, graphite, purple florals, cocao and toast. A refined structure that frames the plush and pleasing fruit component well, it then transitions well into a contrast of energetic and persistence on the elegant, but deeply finish. The mid palate on this is insane, so deep and pure!
#rdv #vawines #middleburg @vawine

3 people found it helpfulSep 4th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Deep garnet red with a ruby hue. Reserved on the nose with some aged characteristics, starting off with forest floor notes, damp leaves, even a touch of brett. Notes of black cherry undertones as well. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Still a baby that needs some air to open up. A bit savory on the palate with strong element of cherries throughout. Very dry and long finish. Drink till 2024.

Deep garnet red with a ruby hue. Reserved on the nose with some aged characteristics, starting off with forest floor notes, damp leaves, even a touch of brett. Notes of black cherry undertones as well. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Still a baby that needs some air to open up. A bit savory on the palate with strong element of cherries throughout. Very dry and long finish. Drink till 2024.

1 person found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2017
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.2

Always delivers. Among the best in the US

Always delivers. Among the best in the US

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2016
William Hughes

Right Bank Bordeaux? This blend has deep blue and red fruits and iron nose and palate with a hint of iodine and tomato leaf thrown in. Virginia tastes more like France than the rest of the new world. Rutger set out to make something special and he has with this age-worthy ode to Virginia and The Right Bank.

Right Bank Bordeaux? This blend has deep blue and red fruits and iron nose and palate with a hint of iodine and tomato leaf thrown in. Virginia tastes more like France than the rest of the new world. Rutger set out to make something special and he has with this age-worthy ode to Virginia and The Right Bank.

Jun 16th, 2017
Gregory Fulchiero

Right bank blend from Virginia - fruit forward and wonderful

Right bank blend from Virginia - fruit forward and wonderful

Apr 17th, 2017
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.2

French style Cab with soft mouthfeel evocative of St-Emilion or Pomerol. Smooth tannins and just right acidity makes this a great food wine. Best Virginia Red wine I have tasted. Can't wait to taste their "Lost Mountain".

French style Cab with soft mouthfeel evocative of St-Emilion or Pomerol. Smooth tannins and just right acidity makes this a great food wine. Best Virginia Red wine I have tasted. Can't wait to taste their "Lost Mountain".

Dec 3rd, 2016
Michael Kotrady

About as fine as #vawine gets. Glad I didn't have to pay for it.

About as fine as #vawine gets. Glad I didn't have to pay for it.

Oct 28th, 2016
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

9.2

A Napa-ish iteration. Very solid.

A Napa-ish iteration. Very solid.

Aug 26th, 2016