Tag Archives: 85

Quick Pour: Turkey Day White Wine Alternatives

Read More »

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)

Read More »

Quick Pour: Lovingston Winery Petit Manseng 2013

Producer: Lovingston Winery, Lovingston, Virginia Region: Monticello AVA, Virginia, United States Price: $19.95 Vintage: 2013 Varietals: 100% Petit Manseng; (12.5% ABV) Winemaker Notes: Returning to our off-dry version of this varietal, the 2013 Petit Manseng carries a nose of pineapple and orange peel, and the bright acidity balances well with the slightly sweet finish. Fermented and aged in stainless steel. Lovely to pair with creamy goat cheese or a spicy dish. 200 cases made Virginia Pour House Notes: Crisp, tropical fruit, honeysuckle, and mineral aromas give way to a nice, weighted palate of honey-drenched pineapple, fuji apple, honeysuckle, and orange zest. Crisp, but fresh and balanced sweetness, with just a hint of residual sugar peaking out mid palate tapering off while approaching the finish.   Producer: Lovingston Winery, Lovingston, Virginia Region: Monticello AVA, Virginia, United States Price: $19.95 Vintage: 2013 Varietals: 100% Petit Manseng; (12.5% ABV) Winemaker Notes: Returning to our off-dry version of …

Read More »

Quick Pour: Tomaiolo Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2007

Producer: Tamaiolo Region: Tuscany, Italy Price: $12 Vintage: 2007 Varietals: Sangiovese; (12.5% ABV) Virginia Pour House Notes: Woody, laced red berry aromas and a very traditional nose with red berry up front mixing in cherry undertones and a subtle spice lining. Lively acidity, dry medium bodied, and bold tannins that settle after decanting for about 20-30 minutes. Great value buy for under 15 bucks and a steal for the 2007 Chianti Classico vintage year.   Producer: Tamaiolo Region: Tuscany, Italy Price: $12 Vintage: 2007 Varietals: Sangiovese; (12.5% ABV) Virginia Pour House Notes: Woody, laced red berry aromas and a very traditional nose with red berry up front mixing in cherry undertones and a subtle spice lining. Lively acidity, dry medium bodied, and bold tannins that settle after decanting for about 20-30 minutes. Great value buy for under 15 bucks and a steal for the 2007 Chianti Classico vintage year.   Quick Pour: Tomaiolo Chianti Classico Riserva …

Read More »

Quick Pour: Fulkerson Winery Gruner Veltliner 2012

Producer: Fulkerson Winery Region: Seneca Lake AVA, Finger Lakes AVA, New York, United States Price: $12.99 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 100% Estate Grown Gruner Veltliner (12% ABV) Virginia Pour House Notes: Soft white stone fruit (peach) cohabits the nose with tropical aromas while the palate is presented with bright citrus, stone fruit, and a touch of minerality. A nicely balanced mouthfeel puts the cherry on top while it also packs some crisp acidity and finishes dry and smooth. Producer: Fulkerson Winery Region: Seneca Lake AVA, Finger Lakes AVA, New York, United States Price: $12.99 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 100% Estate Grown Gruner Veltliner (12% ABV) Virginia Pour House Notes: Soft white stone fruit (peach) cohabits the nose with tropical aromas while the palate is presented with bright citrus, stone fruit, and a touch of minerality. A nicely balanced mouthfeel puts the cherry on top while it also packs some crisp acidity and finishes dry and smooth. …

Read More »

Quick Pour: Lakewood Vineyards Pinot Gris 2012

Producer: Lakewood Vineyards Region: Seneca Lake AVA, Finger Lakes AVA, New York Price: $13.99 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 100% Pinot Gris Additional Notes: Fifth Vintage Virginia Pour House Notes:  Zesty acidity with hints of green melon and tart apple waft upward as crisp ripe pear and green apple blend across the palate providing ripe, juicy, and fresh flavors. Tart pear and orange peel notes put the icing on the senses and leave a refreshing tingle on the bright, clean finish. A great wine that paired particularly well with our mild chicken fajita dish. Producer: Lakewood Vineyards Region: Seneca Lake AVA, Finger Lakes AVA, New York Price: $13.99 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 100% Pinot Gris Additional Notes: Fifth Vintage Virginia Pour House Notes:  Zesty acidity with hints of green melon and tart apple waft upward as crisp ripe pear and green apple blend across the palate providing ripe, juicy, and fresh flavors. Tart pear and orange peel notes put the icing on the senses and …

Read More »

Quick Pour: Early Mountain Vineyards Chardonnay 2011

Producer: Early Mountain Vineyards Region: Central Virginia, Virginia Price: $18 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Chardonnay Winemaker Notes: Refreshingly complex –  12.25% ABV; 332 Cases Produced Virginia Pour House Notes:  Aromas of bright sweet apple bursts on the nose and carries well into the palate with additional nuances of orange peel and tropical notes. This Chardonnay has a creamy mouth feel but maintains its structure with just a hint of toasty oak on the clean and refreshing finish. This wine can be paired with fish or a light chicken dish, but complex enough to stand on its own.     Producer: Early Mountain Vineyards Region: Central Virginia, Virginia Price: $18 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Chardonnay Winemaker Notes: Refreshingly complex -  12.25% ABV; 332 Cases Produced Virginia Pour House Notes:  Aromas of bright sweet apple bursts on the nose and carries well into the palate with additional nuances of orange peel and …

Read More »

Quick Pour: Lionel Osmin Pied de Perdrix 2009; Partridge Foot the forgotten cousin of Malbec

Producer: Lionel Osmin Region: Vin De Pays; France Price: $8.99 Vintage: 2009 Varietals: 100% Partridge Foot Virginia Pour House Notes: Described as France’s “Forgotten Grape” and cousin to the Malbec grape. Lionel Osmin makes one of the only Pied de Perdrix in the world that sports some Beajoleous like qualities. Lush red fruit (prune), spice, and smoky notes from the nose to the palate, incorporating cinnamon and earthy notes mid palate with round, gentle tannins and a smooth subtle acidity. A long finish concludes with faint, smoky notes to the otherwise fruit forward finish. A great value and impressive price point for a rare, unique wine. Virginia Pour House Rating 85 Points

Read More »

Quick Pour: Cardinal Point Winery Union 2010

Producer: Cardinal Point Winery Region: Monticello AVA; Central Virginia Price: $24.00 Vintage: 2010 Varietals: 78% Petit Verdot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc Virginia Pour House Notes: A fury of oak and ripe cherry pops out on the nose. Full and flavorful with blackberry and black cherry with a touch of raspberry undertones. Subtle tannins mix with concentrated ripe berries which mellow toward the finish with smooth and supple qualities. VIRGINIA POUR HOUSE RATING 85 Points

Read More »

Quick Pour: Hume Vineyards Seyval Blanc 2011

Producer: Hume Vineyards Region: Northern Virginia Price: $19 Vintage: 2011 Winemaker Notes: A crisp, dry Seyval loaded with citrus, honeysuckle, grapefruit, and melon. Sharp as a Japanese blade, this wine showcases bright acidity and intense freshness Virginia Pour House Notes: Hume is a relatively newer vineyard in Hume, VA that is steadily growing with upcoming expansion to their tasting facility and a broadening of wines offered. One 2011 vintage that stood out to me was their Seyval Blanc. Sharp citrus notes stab at your nose while an intense lime and grapefruit flavor rushes across your taste buds with a touch of minerality. This Seyval hits with a crisp and refreshing, off dry finish that is perfect when paired with a nice crab cake or some grilled chicken.   VIRGINIA POUR HOUSE RATING 85 Points

Read More »
Translate »