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Quick Pour: Fabbioli Cellars Tannat 2011

Fabbioli Cellars Tannat 2011 Producer: Fabbioli Cellars Region: Northern Virginia, Virginia, United States Price: $45 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 76% Tannat, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot ABV: 13.9% Virginia Pour House Notes: Leather leads the dancing on the nose as it is followed closely by ripe blackberry and hints of black cherry. The palate boasts a medium bodied structure with fine tannins up front that intensify mid palate while adding light spice and burst of white pepper deep into the back palate as it finishes with earthy undertones and rich oak. A perfect wine to match a tender filet or lamb burger. Fabbioli Cellars Tannat 2011 Producer: Fabbioli Cellars Region: Northern Virginia, Virginia, United States Price: $45 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 76% Tannat, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot ABV: 13.9% Virginia Pour House Notes: Leather leads the dancing on the nose as it is followed closely by ripe blackberry and hints of black cherry. …

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Quick Pour: Fabbioli Cellars Tre Sorelle 2011

Producer: Fabbioli Cellars Region: Northern Virginia, Virginia Price: $30 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petite Verdot Virginia Pour House Notes:  Blackberry and subtle notes of spring flowers mingle with light notes of spice that give way to bing cherry on the front of the palate until it collides with blackberry and currants mid palate. Zesty tannins beef up the firm backbone while peppery notes taper in on the back of the palate to finish zesty and bold.   Producer: Fabbioli Cellars Region: Northern Virginia, Virginia Price: $30 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petite Verdot Virginia Pour House Notes:  Blackberry and subtle notes of spring flowers mingle with light notes of spice that give way to bing cherry on the front of the palate until it collides with blackberry and currants mid palate. Zesty tannins beef up the firm backbone while peppery notes taper in on the back of the palate …

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Quick Pour: Fabbioli Cellars Sangiovese 2011

Producer: Fabbioli Cellars Region: Northern Virginia, Virginia Price: $24 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Sangiovese Virginia Pour House Notes:  Fragrant on the nose with aromas of ripe blackberry and strawberry, while elegant notes of ripe berries and dark cherry flutter over the palate. Lean in body, yet juicy, vivacious, and concentrated.   Producer: Fabbioli Cellars Region: Northern Virginia, Virginia Price: $24 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Sangiovese Virginia Pour House Notes:  Fragrant on the nose with aromas of ripe blackberry and strawberry, while elegant notes of ripe berries and dark cherry flutter over the palate. Lean in body, yet juicy, vivacious, and concentrated.   Quick Pour: Fabbioli Cellars Sangiovese 2011 Quick Pour: Fabbioli Cellars Sangiovese 2011 2013-11-04 Virginia Pour House Review Overview Total Points - 83 83 83 Virginia Pour House Rating User Rating: Be the first one !

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Fabbioli Cellars; Tre Sorélle Vertical

Recently, my girlfriend and I joined Fabbioli Cellar’s Wine Club. The fact that Doug Fabbioli has come close to mastering Italian varietals was part of the big attraction to joining the club. One of the first club events that we received an invitation to was the recent Tre Sorélle vertical tasting, held in Fabbioli’s Barrel Room. The Tre Sorélle variety is Doug’s Bordeaux style blend, consisting of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot. The tasting consisted of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 vintages with a barrel sample of the 2012 Merlot (which is still fermenting and will eventually be blended with the other two varietals to create the 2012 Tre Sorélle). As we took our position in front of our carefully arranged wine glasses on the U-shaped table in the Barrel Room, Doug began to share some information about each of the vintages and what to expect from each year. …

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Fabbioli Cellars: Italian tradition with a Virginia twist

Growing up in a very largely Italian demographic (Rhode Island) and being exposed to a lot of homemade Italian wines was a blessing in disguise for me. Coming across a winery with REAL ability to replicate real Italian style wine that I grew up with was a true rarity and a warm feeling from within. Late last year I had a bunch of vacation time at my job to burn before I lost it, so I decided to start taking random days (pretty consistent Friday departures) off and utilized them to explore Virginia’s Wine Country further. During this venture I was extremely grateful to make my first stop on this excursion Fabbioli Cellars. This wine I had come across on countless occasions at Total Wine in Fairfax and constantly wondered if it was worth the risk of tossing over my 10 dollar limit on trying a new wine I had …

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Tasting Event: Chester Wine Society’s Virginia Wine Vertical Tasting and Exploration

This past weekend, I was invited to pour and lead a discussion in Richmond, Virginia at a Chester Wine Society gathering. My fiance’s mother, Cindi, helped start the wine loving group as a way to explore and expand their knowledge of wines from all over the world, as well as bring together great people. We drove down from DC fresh off of our flight from California wine country and brought two vertical tastings: Chester Gap Cellars Viognier Reserves from 2010-2012 and 2011 Cabernet Francs from Rappahannock Cellars, Fabbioli Cellars, and Berry Hill Vineyard. I also included a bottle of the Rappahannock Cabernet Franc Reserve from 2010 to compare and contrast how vastly different vintage years could be. We all took part in open discussion, enjoyed some great finger foods, and voted on our favorites from the group. We begin first with the vertical tasting of Chester Gap Cellars Viognier Reserve, …

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2014 Virginia Governor’s Cup Award Winners

February 27, 2014 Office of the Governor Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Contact: Annette Boyd Phone: (804) 402-1896 Email: Annette.Boyd@Virginiawine.org   Adagio Joins 11 Other Fine Virginia Wines from 9 Wineries to Comprise Governor’s Cup      Secretary Haymore Awarded Wine Person of the Year by the VWA  RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe tonight awarded the 2014 Virginia Wineries Association’s (VWA) Governor’s Cup to The Williamsburg Winery’s 2010 Adagio, a blended red wine. The Governor’s Cup was awarded February 27 at the VWA’s Governor’s Cup Gala at the John Marshall Hotel. Speaking at the Governor’s Cup awards ceremony, Governor McAuliffe said, “I am honored to award the Governor’s Cup to The Williamsburg Winery, one of Virginia’s oldest and most prolific wineries. It is no secret the Commonwealth’s wine industry has experienced tremendous growth both in quantity and quality in recent years. Such growth has an enormous impact on Virginia in terms of …

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EVENT: Second Annual Virginia Wine & Cheese Tasting to Fight MS

Here at Virginia Pour House, I’m all about supporting charity events and helping others in need to the fullest extent I can. After attending a blind sparking tasting at Early Mountain Vineyards (my second year attending), I spoke with Allan over at CellarBlog about his work with some other Virginia wineries to hold on an event supporting the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. I told him I would spread the word and I am, after all, a man of my word. The Second Annual Virginia Wine & Cheese Tasting to Fight MS is a great event (and very inexpensive given the enormity of the cause). I strongly urge all of you, the readers, to put May 5th on your calendars and attend this charity event. For online ticket purchasing, there will be a pre-registration online, but you can also purchase tickets at the door for no additional cost. The details are …

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Catoctin Creek Winery; Passion Makes Perfect

When referencing either whiskey or wine, if you live in Northern Virginia, you probably have heard the name Catoctin Creek. I’m sure plenty of other people have confused the two as being made by the same company or entity. What most do not realize is they are not. Catoctin Creek is own and operated by a one man army named Jim Hanna. In 2004, after retiring from a well-known organization in downtown Washington, DC, Jim moved from Bethesda to a small development tucked away in the town of Purcellville. Jim decided to follow his passion for both photography and wine. With the help of some local wine experts by the names of Doug Fabbioli (owner and Winemaker at Fabbioli Cellars) and Dave Collins (oormer Winemaker at Breaux Vineyards), Jim began learning and producing some of the most appealing boutique wines I have had in Northern Virginia. He has been making …

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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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