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Cellar Selection: Ingleside Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Cellar Selection: Ingleside Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Cellar Selection: Ingleside Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 2015-11-15 Virginia Pour House Virginia Pour House Rating Score - 90 90 90 Points User Rating: Be the first one !

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Revisiting Ingleside Vineyards; A Stay at the Ingleside Rental Property & Oysterfest

A couple of weekends ago, Jaymie and I headed out to the Northern Neck and  Ingleside Vineyards to enjoy their Oyster Crawl event and to stay at one of the Ingleside Plantation properties, specifically the Pointe. We arrived at Ingleside just after noon and quickly headed inside the tasting room, just past the Denson and Sewansecott oyster folks and crowds of people enjoying the warm, inviting courtyard. As we entered in, we recognized the familiar smiling faces and immediately got the ball rolling on a tasting. We started off our tasting with the 2012 Albarino ($19.95), which boasted some apricot and lemongrass aromas to prime your palate for what is about to come. Bright acidity lays out the framework of apricot and citrus notes that  explode on the palate with a light, zesty finish. Moving onto the next white, we get a try of the 2012 Chardonnay ($15.96). It offers …

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Quick Pour: Ingleside Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2007

Producer: Ingleside Vineyards Region: Northern Neck, George Washington AVA, Virginia Price: $24.95 Vintage: 2007 Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Virginia Pour House Notes:  This Virginia Cabernet Sauvignon boasts wafting aromas of spice box, currant, and well-integrated oak. The palate is smooth and round and bear delicate tannins that intensify mid-palate adding a punch of black cherry enveloped in spice with cocoa undertones on the dry, lingering finish. A real big statement in terms of Cabernet Sauvignon from Virginia, as the state really continues to prove to be a standout in the industry.   Producer: Ingleside Vineyards Region: Northern Neck, George Washington AVA, Virginia Price: $24.95 Vintage: 2007 Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Virginia Pour House Notes:  This Virginia Cabernet Sauvignon boasts wafting aromas of spice box, currant, and well-integrated oak. The palate is smooth and round and bear delicate tannins that intensify mid-palate adding a punch of black cherry enveloped in spice with cocoa …

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Father’s Day Weekend Event Announcement: Dancing Under the Stars at Ingleside Vineyards

When: Saturday, June 15th from 7pm – 10pm Where: Ingleside Vineyards *** Father’s Day Special: Save $5 per ticket when you buy 4 or more! Mention this promotion when calling. Advance tickets only, please reserve by 4pm on Friday.*** Join us for an evening of Dancing Under the Stars to benefit the Rappahannock POPS Orchestra! Enjoy big band music and wine tasting in our European courtyard. An evening of fun for a great cause! Admission includes music, a tasting of our award-winning wines, winery tour, and a souvenir glass. Optional dinner available by advance reservation or bring your own picnic. Reservations are strongly recommended for music and required for dinner. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door (music only). Dinner: $15 (advance reservations only). It’s also Father’s Day Weekend so whether you come for Father’s Day, music, dancing, wine, food, or just the atmosphere, all are guaranteed to have …

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Quick Pour: Ingleside Vineyards Petit Verdot Reserve 2007

Producer: Ingleside Vineyards Region: Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace AVA Price: $32.95 Vintage: 2007 Varietals: 100% Petit Verdot Notes: This wine was aged entirely in French oak for 30 months. Virginia Pour House Notes: Complex, balanced, and full bodied, this Petit Verdot shows an abundance of ripe blackberry, cassis, and black plum, with notes of violet, vanilla, and spice box that are wrapped tightly with firm, polished tannins. Velvety and rich on the palate with a lingering finish leaving behind scintillating notes of spice and toasty oak. Very approachable now, and will drink well over the next decade. Excellent wine to pair with hearty meat or an aged sharp cheese. VIRGINIA POUR HOUSE RATING 92 Points

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Ingleside Vineyards; A Post-Turkey Day Visit

It’s kind of sad to say that prior to the Saturday after Thanksgiving, it had been since springtime since I last visited Ingleside Vineyards.  Since then, several new varieties and vintages have been bottled and a few great events have been missed.  With that being said, I thought what better time to visit than in the midst of the holidays. After speaking to Chris Flemer, my girlfriend, her mother, and I hit the road on our way to Oak Grove. Chris was there to welcome us and was kind enough to give the grand tour to the ladies, followed by a nice tasting in the Barrel Room. Amazing how in a matter of months, Ingleside had released 9 new wines. A few of these new releases are heavy hitters. So what has been added, and how good is the new vintage for many of these varieties? Lets get to it! …

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Ingleside Vineyards wins ”Best Petit Verdot” & Double Gold in the 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition

A HUUUUUUUUUGE Congratulations goes out to Ingleside Vineyards for being the ONLY American producer to win Gold in this year’s “Petit Verdot” category at the 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition. I just received the official press release and decided to share the good news with my readers and again urge you all to visit this vineyard in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Along with their Petit Verdot, Ingleside producers some other gems such as a 2007 Syrah, 2006 Merlot, 2007 Cabernet Franc,  a 2008 Sangiovese (one of my favorites), and a slew of other great wines. Not familiar with Ingleside? Familiarize yourself with my recent post about my visit to Ingleside here: Ingleside Plantation Vineyards; Where history and damn good wines collide I’ve also included below a copy to the official press release. Enjoy, and if you get to visit Ingleside, be sure to let them know that you …

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Ingleside Plantation Vineyards; Where history and damn good wines collide

After communicating with Ingleside over twitter for sometime, I was finally able to set aside some time to make the trip down to the Eastern part of Virginia, and the Chesapeake Bay Region. The Chesapeake Bay region is home to around 10 or so wineries and vineyards, all within a 20-30 minute proximity, for the most part that is. Now talking to a lot of people within the Virginia wine scene, I was baffled that so few people have actually ventured to these parts of Virginia, so my goal was to explore it, report back to all of you about it, and promote my findings (as long as they are good findings). The trip down Route 3 wasn’t that bad, very scenic, with plenty of farm land and agricultural scenery along the way. As you approach Ingleside, the first thing to catch your eye is the field upon field of …

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Quick Pour: Labor Day Rosé Selections

Chateau Lafayette Reneau Pinot Noir Rose 2014 (Finger Lakes AVA, New York, USA)
Groundworks (Sans Liege) Grenache Rose 2013 (Paso Robles AVA, California, USA)
Boxwood Winery Rose 2013 (Middleburg AVA, Virginia, USA)
Jacuzzi Vineyards Rosato di Sangiovese 2013 (Sonoma Coast, California, USA)
Ingleside Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rose 2013 (Washington Birthplace AVA, Virginia, USA)
Ingleside Vineyards Rosato di Sangiovese 2014 (Washington Birthplace AVA, Virginia, USA)
Scribe Winery Pinot Noir Rose 2014 (Sonoma County, California, USA)

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2014 Virginia Wine Blogger Petit Verdot Blind Tasting at Casanel Vineyards

Since my first Blind Tasting years back, I have developed a love for this unbiased format of tasting your way through multiple varieties of the same wine from various producers. Blind tastings really provide tasters the ability to try wine without judging based on producer, price, or reputation because, well, it’s blind. My goal is to assemble groups of fellow bloggers, industry folks, and wine enthusiasts to take part in multiple blind tasting events to assist in unbiasedly pointing out some of Virginia’s standouts. During certain blind tastings, we may toss a couple of wild cards in there from other viticultural areas outside of Virginia to see where Virginia stands blindly against other producers throughout the world. One of the first events we held this year  was this blind Petit Verdot tasting, which was graciously hosted by Katie and the wonderful folks at Casanel Vineyards in Leesburg, Virginia. We originally …

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