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Delaplane Cellars CINQ2 2009

Producer: Delaplane Cellars Price: $26 Vintage: 2009 Winemaker Notes: VINEYARDS: Tranquility (Purcellville); Honah Lee (Orange); Williams Gap (Round Hill); Springlot (Markham) QUANTITY PRODUCED: 215 cases HARVEST DATE: September 22 — October 16, 2009 BLEND: 64% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Merlot; 11% Tannat; 4% Cabernet Franc; 1% Petit Verdot ÉLEVAGE: 26 months in French oak barrels (22% new). PAIRINGS: Beef, Lamb, Grilled Veal, game, grilled turkey, dishes with red wine and rich sauces, strong cheeses, pates, bean dishes, and stews. WINEMAKER: Jim Dolphin   Virginia Pour House Notes: Aroma: plum, dark berry, with floral undertones Flavors: plum and blackberry flourish with a touch of light spice Finish: velvety smooth with a well balanced tannin structure and lingering dabble of dark fruit Additional Notes: When I tried this wine for the first time, it was following TasteCamp with @LoCoWino (Hagan from WinesInACan Blog). The first impression was love that required taking her (the …

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Delaplane Cellars; Less is More

After taxing my palate to the brink of collapse during a long weekend of TasteCamp, Hagan of Wines In A Can Blog fame asked me if I would stop by Delaplane for a tasting. I tossed the idea around and, as many of my fellow bloggers know, I tend to push the limits when it comes to packing vineyard trips into short periods of time. Hagan had to pick up his case club shipment and I — well I had no reason to go but to check out what the new 2011 vintage varieties Delaplane had to offer.   Located just off of US17S in the Crooked Run Valley, tucked away on the slope of Ball Mountain, is Delaplane Cellars. Delaplane is owned by Jim Dolphin, who is also the wine grower and winemaker, a jack of all trades if you will. Jim’s vineyard ethics are very simple. All wines …

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Fauquier Board Of Supervisors’ Pass anti-winery Ordinance; Jim Law changes name to Benedict Arnold

For those of you who have not heard, the Fauquier Board Of Supervisors passed the anti-winery Ordinance. Vote: AGAINST (1), Sherbeyn; FOR (4), Granger, Stribling, Trumbo, Schwartz. Interested in sounding off to those FOR? Here are their emails, have at it. kim.johnson@fauquiercounty.gov Peter.Schwartz@fauquiercounty.gov Holder.Trumbo@fauquiercounty.gov chester.stribling@fauquiercounty.gov lee.sherbeyn@fauquiercounty.gov chris.granger@fauquiercounty.gov I first want to thank the Swirl, Sip, and Snark duo for the excellent coverage of the meeting last night. There is a link at the bottom of this post which summarizes the fireworks from the meeting, through the eyes of GrapeEnvyGuy on Swirl, Sip, and Snark Blog. The shocker of the evening had to be Jim Law, of Linden, coming out in support of the ordinance. PAUSE. Let’s be honest, Jim, you started your winery on your family trust, you had wiggle room to fail and got away without relying on events because of your infinite amounts of funding. MOST OF THESE …

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JDRF Silent Auction Winners; Virginia Wine Basket

I just wanted to take the time to recognize and thank the following people for their donations toward our Juvenile Diabetes silent auction fundraiser:  Ingleside Plantation Vineyards and Winery, Keswick Vineyards, Gadino Cellars, Rappahannock Cellars, Sunset Hills Vineyards, Zephaniah Farm Vineyards, Delaplane Cellars, Jessica Phillips, and the entire National LECET staff. The organization was able to raise close to ten thousand dollars towards the JDRF charity and I couldn’t be more pleased with the donations and help from our local vineyards. I want to also congratulate the winners of the silent auction: Stephanie Williams and Walter Jones. The first prize that won, during the charity luncheon, was an Ingleside Plantation Vineyards and Winery VIP Tasting and Tour for six people, which Stephanie ended up taking home. The second prize was a ‘Picnic in the Country’ wine themed basket sponsored by National LECET and Virginia Pour House. The basket included the following: …

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TasteCamp Day Two; The trip through flavor country

Day one of the TasteCamp event proved to be nothing short of spectacular, and a bit overwhelming. Sounds rough I can imagine you saying yourself. After so many wines, your palate goes numb and all ability to decipher between two reds or whites goes right out the window! That being said, I was eager to see what day two would have in store for us. There we were, rolling up the long driveway into the parking lot of Fabbioli Cellars, and who better to greet us but Doug Fabbioli? Doug started his tour by explaining the many challenges that most of the other wineries had been faced with this year, frost risk and the early heat. The early heat has led the way to a 2-3 week early start to the bud break and growing season. The early bud break extends the season, which increases the chance of insect or …

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Virginia Wineries

8 Chains North Winery 868 Estate Vineyard and Winery Above Ground Winery (formerly 29 Vines) Aspen Dale Winery at The Barn Arterra Wines Barrel Oak Winery Berry Hill Vineyard Boxwood Winery Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery Breaux Vineyards Cardamon Vineyards Catoctin Creek Winery Capitol Vineyards Casanel Vineyards Chateau OBrien at Northpoint Chester Gap Cellars Chrysalis Vineyards Cobbler Mountain Cellars Corcoran Vineyards Creeks Edge Winery Crushed Cellars Cana Vineyard Delaplane Cellars Desert Rose Ranch & Winery Doukenie Winery Dry Mill Vineyards Winery Fabbioli Cellars Fox Meadow Winery Gadino Cellars Gray Ghost Vineyards Granite Heights Orchard and Winery Hartwood Winery Hidden Brook Winery Hiddencroft Vineyards Hillsborough Vineyards Hume Vineyards Hunters Run Wine Barn Lake Anna Vineyards Leaves of Grass Vineyard & Winery Linden Vineyards Little Washington Winery Lost Creek Vineyard and Winery Loudoun Valley Vineyards Maggie Malick Wine Caves Marterella Winery Mattaponi Winery Mediterranean Cellars Miracle Valley Vineyard Molon Lave Vineyards Morais …

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TasteCamp 2012: Day One…

First and foremost, I would like to thank Frank Morgan (@DrinkWhatULike) and Lenn Thompson (@lennthompson) for putting together a weekend packed with some pretty incredible wine, vineyard tours, lunches and dinners, great writers/bloggers, transportation, and experiences that I’m sure pushed all participants palates to the limit! I would also like to thank Tarara, Jordan Harris, Ankida Ridge, Annefield, Barboursville, Boxwood Winery, Blenheim, Gadino Cellars, Glass House, Hume, Notaviva, Paradise Spring, Pearmund, Rappahannock Cellars, White Hall, Breaux Vineyards, Jenn Breaux, Corcoran, Delaplane, General’s Ridge, Horton, Loudoun Valley, Narmada, Philip Carter, Stinson, Zephaniah, Fabbioli Cellars, Doug Fabbioli,  8 Chains North, Otium Cellars, North Gate, Linden, Jim Law, Visit Loudoun dot com, VirginiaWine.org, Smokin’ Willy, and Ben Renshaw. WHEW. Pause. Okay. Now that my thanks are out of the way, I would like to take the time to curse the WMATA for holding me up just enough to allow me to miss the …

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