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Quick Pour: Turkey Day White Wine Alternatives

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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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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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25 Pours of Christmas (Pour 1): Two Twisted Posts Chardonnay 2012

Two Twisted Posts Chardonnay 2012 Producer: Two Twisted Posts Winery Region: Loudoun County, Northern Virginia, Virginia, USA Price: $33 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 100% Chardonnay ABV: 13.8% Virginia Pour House Notes: Creamy vanilla and nutty aromas lead while the palate is caressed by the same smooth, rich and creamy qualities with added nuances of light spice, crisp apple and hints of citrus. The finish follows suit and lingers in a lengthy manner adding in a coating of nutty oak. A gorgeous balance that incorporates just enough oak to smooth out the structure and add that gentle creaminess without the overbearing buttery character. Highly recommended and has been awarded plenty of accolades, including a Governor’s Case Award.   Two Twisted Posts Chardonnay 2012 Producer: Two Twisted Posts Winery Region: Loudoun County, Northern Virginia, Virginia, USA Price: $33 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 100% Chardonnay ABV: 13.8% Virginia Pour House Notes: Creamy vanilla and nutty aromas lead while the palate is …

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Quick Pour: Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling 2012

Producer: Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Keuka Lake, New York, United States Price: $14.99 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: Riesling; (12% ABV) Virginia Pour House Notes: Lots of minerality and fruit-forward citrus jump-start the senses, while the palate is balanced with an almost creamy texture and setup by juicy stone fruit. Balanced by bright acidity and heavy mineral character, the finish is crisp and clean adding in additional notes of honeysuckle that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. This would be a great wine to pair with pecan-crusted walleye or flaky white fish with a sweet demi-glace. Producer: Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Keuka Lake, New York, United States Price: $14.99 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: Riesling; (12% ABV) Virginia Pour House Notes: Lots of minerality and fruit-forward citrus jump-start the senses, while the palate is balanced with an almost creamy texture and setup by juicy stone fruit. Balanced …

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Quick Pour: Rappahannock Cellars Chardonnay 2012

Producer: Rappahannock Cellars Region: Northern Virginia, Virginia, United States Price: $24 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: Chardonnay Virginia Pour House Notes: The nose boasts classy floral notes, while citrus and apple nuances mingle with smooth vanilla highlights to introduce you to the beauty that makes up the palate.  The flavors start with a soft and creamy texture bearing some toasted coconut, oak, creamy vanilla, banana and some tropical hints. This wine is perfectly balanced with enough oak to smooth out and weight the bodies profile, but not drench the palate with butter. Nice, medium bodied structure and smooth acidity. Overall, a great representation of well made Chardonnay.   Producer: Rappahannock Cellars Region: Northern Virginia, Virginia, United States Price: $24 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: Chardonnay Virginia Pour House Notes: The nose boasts classy floral notes, while citrus and apple nuances mingle with smooth vanilla highlights to introduce you to the beauty that makes up the palate.  The flavors …

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Quick Pour: Cline Cellars Cashmere Red Blend 2012

Producer: Cline Cellars Region: Sonoma Valley AVA, California, United States Price: $16.80 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 35% Mourvedre, 24% Syrah, 23% Grenache, 18% Petite Sirah (14% ABV) Virginia Pour House Notes: Very aromatic and seductive with cherry, raspberry, and undertones of spice and oak whisking your senses away. The palate is balanced with juicy intensity bearing a soft, round structure ensconced with ripe pie cherry and plum that is wrapped in a veil of milk chocolate finishing smooth and elegant. Producer: Cline Cellars Region: Sonoma Valley AVA, California, United States Price: $16.80 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 35% Mourvedre, 24% Syrah, 23% Grenache, 18% Petite Sirah (14% ABV) Virginia Pour House Notes: Very aromatic and seductive with cherry, raspberry, and undertones of spice and oak whisking your senses away. The palate is balanced with juicy intensity bearing a soft, round structure ensconced with ripe pie cherry and plum that is wrapped in a veil of milk chocolate finishing smooth …

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Quick Pour: Justin Vineyards & Winery Syrah 2008

Producer: Justin Vineyards & Winery Region: Paso Robles AVA, California, USA Price: $23.99 Vintage: 2008 Varietals: Syrah Virginia Pour House Notes:  Plum and blueberry pie wrapped in creamy vanilla aromas lead to a spice driven racy palate that zings up front while dark fruit rolls smoothly on the soft and lengthy finish.      Producer: Justin Vineyards & Winery Region: Paso Robles AVA, California, USA Price: $23.99 Vintage: 2008 Varietals: Syrah Virginia Pour House Notes:  Plum and blueberry pie wrapped in creamy vanilla aromas lead to a spice driven racy palate that zings up front while dark fruit rolls smoothly on the soft and lengthy finish.      Quick Pour: Justin Vineyards & Winery Syrah 2008 Quick Pour: Justin Vineyards & Winery Syrah 2008 2014-02-18 Virginia Pour House Review Overview Total Points - 88 88 88 Virginia Pour House Rating User Rating: Be the first one !

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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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Quick Pour: 2011 Dr. Konstantin Frank Sauvignon Blanc

Producer: Dr. Konstantin Frank Region: Finger Lakes, NY Price: $19.99 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Winemaker Notes: The Dr. Frank Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful citrus nose with orange zest and grassy notes. Virginia Pour House Notes:  Tropical notes with some light citrus and grassy qualities waft upward presenting some unique qualities blended with typical Sauvignon Blanc characteristics. The palate is coated with a smooth creamy texture  with more tropical notes, while adding nuances of zesty citrus undertones, giving way to a crisp and clean citrus lined finish with just a kick of spice for good measure. Excellent wine! Producer: Dr. Konstantin Frank Region: Finger Lakes, NY Price: $19.99 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Winemaker Notes: The Dr. Frank Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful citrus nose with orange zest and grassy notes. Virginia Pour House Notes:  Tropical notes with some light citrus and grassy qualities waft upward presenting …

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