Quick Pour: Red Wine Varieties

Quick Pour: DelFosse Grand Cru Olivier 2011

Producer: DelFosse Vineyards and Winery Region: Central Virginia, Virginia, USA Price: $22 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 38% Merlot, 25% Petit Verdot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc Additional Notes: Aged 8 months in French oak barrels. Bottled in July 2012. Released in November 2012. Virginia Pour House Notes:  Copious amounts of oak and black cherry on the nose laced with powdered chocolate while bearing plenty of depth and excellent structure. Notes of fresh red fruit, currants, black cherry, and plush tannins on the palate, and nuances of vanilla and oak appear as the fruit recedes towards the finish while concluding with medium length and even balance.       Producer: DelFosse Vineyards and Winery Region: Central Virginia, Virginia, USA Price: $22 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 38% Merlot, 25% Petit Verdot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc Additional Notes: Aged 8 months in French oak barrels. Bottled in July 2012. Released in November 2012. Virginia Pour House Notes:  Copious amounts of oak and …

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Quick Pour: 2009 Rappahannock Cellars Meritage

One of my favorite wineries in Norther Virginia is Rappahannock Cellars.This particular wine is beyond words, one of the absolutely BEST Meritage blends that I have had in all of Virginia. Doubt my palate and judgement? Slap yourself until you try it. No really, do yourself the pleasure of visiting this vineyard, and specifically ask for a glass of the Meritage. The nose to this wine has an oak, spice, and strong coffee waft of…ummm…LOVE. That’s the best I can do for you at this moment.  The palate is caressed with a subtle plethora of floral notes mixed with roasted coffee, dark fruit, and a hint of oak . The finish is a perfect balance of tannins and oak that lingers to provide you with the most unique tranquil feeling that could possibly bless your taste buds. At $30 per bottle, you may hesitate. DON’T!   One of my favorite …

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