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Quick Pour: Dunham Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Lewis Vineyard 2010

Deep garnet color with dark, lush aromas of dried plum, dark berries and hints of oak, the palate is medium-full with silky, smooth structure. [...]

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Quick Pour: Rams Gate Pinot Noir Bush Crispo Vineyard 2012

Producer: Ram’s Gate Winery Region: Russian River Valley AVA, California, United States Price: $70 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir ABV: 14.5% Virginia Pour House Notes: Gorgeous aromatics layered with hints of cinnamon, rich black fruit, tobacco and light baking spice (nutmeg) accentuate this wine as super fine tannins, well integrated dry tobacco, smoke, oak, mixed red and dark berry and hints of nutty butterscotch linger well behind coating the palate all the way to the back.  Medium to full bodied, with plenty of depth and complexities, finishing with a lengthy, edgy,  and warming finish. This wine is drinking beautifully now and will continue to do so for at least a couple of more years.   Producer: Ram's Gate Winery Region: Russian River Valley AVA, California, United States Price: $70 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir ABV: 14.5% Virginia Pour House Notes: Gorgeous aromatics layered with hints of cinnamon, rich black fruit, tobacco and …

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Quick Pour: Ram’s Gate Carneros Chardonnay 2011

Ram’s Gate Carneros Chardonnay 2011 Producer: Ram’s Gate Winery Region: Carneros AVA, California, United States Price: $36 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Chardonnay ABV: 13.3% Virginia Pour House Notes:  Gorgeous, deep golden color with moderate aromatics of mellowed fruit, candied apple, asian pear and tropical fruit. Subtle floral and light buttery undertones lead to an extremely creamy palate with light, toasty oak, almond, vanilla and light, buttery notes. The back palate shows off nice toast qualities with fresh acidity and a toasted oak with a hint of spice on the finish. Excellent, medium-full bodied structure that is creamy, soft and very smooth. Not overly buttery with more toasty quality but enough of that creamy structure and mellowed fruit. This Chardonnay is drinking perfectly right now. Ram's Gate Carneros Chardonnay 2011 Producer: Ram's Gate Winery Region: Carneros AVA, California, United States Price: $36 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Chardonnay ABV: 13.3% Virginia Pour House Notes:  Gorgeous, deep …

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Quick Pour: Bodegas Breca Old Vine Garnacha 2011

Bodegas Breca Old Vine Garnacha 2011 Producer: Bodegas Breca Winery Region: D.O. Calatayud, Spain Price: $18.99 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Garnacha (Grenache) ABV: 15.5% Virginia Pour House Notes: Bold and supple, this wine delivers an overload of fragrance – bearing licorice, chocolate, and cola with sweet tobacco leaf. Full-bodied and built on a foundation of licorice and silky, smooth chocolate, a silky tannin lines the entire palate. The finish is memorable and lengthy while adding a red carpet of spice and dried black fruit. Beautiful and smooth with some age worthy characteristics. Excellent value buy!!   Bodegas Breca Old Vine Garnacha 2011 Producer: Bodegas Breca Winery Region: D.O. Calatayud, Spain Price: $18.99 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Garnacha (Grenache) ABV: 15.5% Virginia Pour House Notes: Bold and supple, this wine delivers an overload of fragrance - bearing licorice, chocolate, and cola with sweet tobacco leaf. Full-bodied and built on a foundation of licorice and silky, smooth …

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Quick Pour: Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 2005

Producer: Chateau St. Jean Region: Sonoma County AVA, California, United States Price: $64.99 Vintage: 2005 Varietals: Cinq Cépages (“Five Varieties”) is a Bordeaux-style blend consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Merlot (9%), Cabernet Franc (7%), Malbec (4%), and Petit Verdot (3%). Each component is aged separately for two years in small French oak barrels (47% new) before blending. Once the wine is assembled, it spends six months in the bottle before release.(14% ABV) Virginia Pour House Notes: Complex and layered with plenty to decipher on the nose as it tosses around powdered dark chocolate, raspberry and star anise followed by notes of smoldering oak and forest brush. The flavor profile is smooth and concentrated with fruit forward qualities to start showing cassis, wild berries, and dark cherry that tapers mid palate but is reinforced by notes of white pepper, spice, cumin, with warming, neat, and balanced tannins on the seemingly endless finish. A gorgeous …

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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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