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Quick Pour: Shenandoah Vineyards Johannisberg Riesling 2011

Producer: Shenandoah Vineyards Region: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia Price: $19 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Riesling Winemaker Notes: “Lots of stone fruit and light sweetness balanced by a crisp finish make this a very refreshing wine.“ Virginia Pour House Notes:  Notes of ripe Asian pear and floral qualities present themselves on the nose, while vibrant juicy flavors of white stone fruit and crisp granny smith apple explodes on the palate. A touch of sweetness highlights the finish while still maintaining some crisp and refreshing qualities.     Producer: Shenandoah Vineyards Region: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia Price: $19 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Riesling Winemaker Notes: "Lots of stone fruit and light sweetness balanced by a crisp finish make this a very refreshing wine." Virginia Pour House Notes:  Notes of ripe Asian pear and floral qualities present themselves on the nose, while vibrant juicy flavors of white stone fruit and crisp granny smith apple explodes …

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Ox-Eye Vineyards; A Taste of Shenandoah in Downtown Staunton

My newest posting for AmericanWineryGuide, Ox-Eye Vineyards, has been posted. Below I have included additional tasting notes for my readers, with a link directly to the review as well. Enjoy! “While glancing at the Virginia Winery Guide map during our trip around the Shenandoah Valley, I noticed Ox-Eye Vineyards nearby; but we also noticed it is located in the center of downtown Staunton. Curious, I pulled up the Ox-Eye Vineyard’s website to find out just what this winery is all about.” Read Entire Article Here Full Tasting Notes: Chardonnay 2010 ($19): aromas of pear and citrus that dissipates to strictly citrus adding subtle notes of apple mid palate while finishing crisp and clean Gewurztraminer/Traminette 2011 ($22): spicy lychee notes on the nose with big floral (rose) and spice smoothing out over the palate to the clean finish Riesling 2011 ($18): “Citrus aromas mesh with bright acidity, adding a touch of …

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Barren Ridge Vineyards; A Quaint Shenandoah Valley Trail Stop

For those of you that haven’t heard, I’ve accepted a writing position with American Winery Guide (www.americanwineryguide.com) covering the trails of Virginia, south of Culpepper. My first review was of Barren Ridge Vineyards in Shenandoah Valley. Below is an excerpt including a link to the full review. I will continue to post articles on the Virginia Pour House Site and alert my readers of new postings on American Winery Guide through the site as well. “The Place:  Located on a high ridge in the Shenandoah Valley, tucked between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, is Barren Ridge Vineyards. This Shenandoah gem, formerly an apple orchard, is maintained by an unusual semi-arid climate that steers rain clouds away from the ridge with the help of its proximity to the two mountains. Hot, dry days and a constant cool breeze at night help set the groundwork for near perfect grape growing conditions. …

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Muse Vineyards’ 2009 Clio Awarded 2015 Virginia Wine Governor’s Cup

~Woodstock-based Muse’s Bordeaux-styled Red Blend Scores Best Amongst Almost 400 Entries from 94 Wineries~ Governor Terry McAuliffe tonight awarded the Virginia Wineries Association’s (VWA) 2015 Governor’s Cup to Muse Vineyards for their 2009 Clio, a Bordeaux-style blended red wine.  The Governor’s Cup was awarded at the VWA’s Governor’s Cup Gala held at the John Marshall Hotel.  This is the first Governor’s Cup for Muse Vineyard, based in the Town of Woodstock in Shenandoah County. Speaking at the Governor’s Cup awards ceremony, Governor McAuliffe said, “I am honored to present this year’s award to Muse Vineyards for their 2009 Clio.  Robert Muse and his wife, Sally Cowal, embody the entrepreneurial spirit of Virginia winemakers: a vision for excellence, a relish for hard work in the vineyard, and an aptitude for risk and experimentation.  Thomas Jefferson would be proud of Robert and Sally’s efforts and I congratulate them for winning the 2015 …

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Barren Ridge Vineyards; The Tasting Notes

Last month, I wrote an article on Barren Ridge Vineyards for the American Winery Guide. Since then I’ve received a couple of emails asking for me to include my full tasting notes from my trip to Barren Ridge. As requested, I’ve posted them below. My favorites are notated with an asterisk.  Thanks and enjoy! 2010 Vidal Blanc ($16): Grassy and citrus on the nose w/lime and bright acidity on the palate, crisp fresh finish 2010 Tinkling Spring ($19): very floral aromas with a plethora of light fruit flavors and citrus finishing light and crisp 2011 Viognier ($22): apple and a touch of apricot on the nose w/ citrus and apple dominating the palate, rich and fruity finishing fresh and clean 2009 Chardonnay ($18): “Citrus and tropical fruit aromas combined with lush, fruit forward flavors of crisp apple and tropical fruit bless the palate, a buttery mouthfeel adding notes of toasted …

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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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Quick Pour: Sunset Hills Sunset Red Blend; A Vertical of the 2010 & 2011

Producer: Sunset Hills Vineyards Region: Shenandoah AVA, Middleburg AVA, Virginia, United States Price: $28 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 39% Petit Verdot, 36% Cabernet Franc,  21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, Estate Vineyard #1 , Estate Vineyard #2, Estate Vineyard #3, Maggie Malick Vineyard; (13% ABV) Virginia Pour House Notes: Pepper, raspberry, and rose petal notes greet the nose, while juicy fruit forward flavors of strawberry, cherry, and wild berry jam across the tastebuds with very tuned down tannins (faintly present), and a short, stunted finish with very light notes of oak and floral notes craving for some last minute attention. Average.   Producer: Sunset Hills Vineyards Region: Middleburg AVA, Virginia, United States Price: $28 Vintage: 2010 Varietals: 62% Cabernet Franc (Berry Hill Vineyard & Benevino Vineyard), 17% Nebbiolo (Berry Hill Vineyard), 12% Merlot (Sunset Hills Vineyard), 9% Petit Verdot (Waterford Vineyard) ; (13.5% ABV) Virginia Pour House Notes: Rich chocolate notes enveloped by light tobacco notes …

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Middleburg AVA Approved; AVA all Boxed in

A huge congratulations to Rachel Martin, EVP of Boxwood Winery in Middleburg for her tireless effort in getting the Middleburg AVA approved. Below is the press release from Boxwood regarding the approval of the AVA.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALL MEDIA OUTLETS Contact: Rachel Martin Telephone:  540-687-8778 x1 Email: contact@boxwoodwinery.com MIDDLEBURG VIRGINIA AVA APPROVED   Middleburg Virginia AVA is the newest American Viticulture Area (AVA) designated by the  U.S. Treasury Department today in the Federal Registry.   An AVA is a grape-growing region that is defined by its geographic features which affect the type and style of the wine it produces.  Wineries in the area can identify themselves as being in the AVA if their wines are made from a minimum of 85% of grapes grown in the area. Wines can be designated as “Estate Bottled” if the grapes are grown on the winery’s estate. There are currently 198 AVAs in …

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