Category Archives: Wineries

Keswick Vineyards Monticello Merlot 2014

**Teaser Note** – This Merlot is out of stock at the winery so this review will only tempt you in many delicious ways and you will eventually have to find a close substitute wine to make your flavor fantasies come true. Finding amazing Virginia wines that fool your taste buds into thinking you are drinking rich California reds are happening

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Hawk and Horse Vineyard – Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

From the Red Hills AVA in Lake County, California comes a fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon that shines brighter than Lake County diamonds! You can taste Napa and Sonoma wines over and over but it doesn’t change the fact that more great wines are coming from other area’s of California as well. The Red Hills AVA is about 25 north of Calistoga

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Kimmel Four Blocks Merlot 2014 – Mendocino County

No, Jimmy Kimmel is not the newest celebrity to purchase a winery! But this Kimmel family is working hard to become big celebrities in the wine world. With 35 acres of prime vineyard real estate in Mendocino County, great wines from Kimmel Vineyard will not be a rumor. Currently there are 10 wines that are available from Kimmel Vineyard and we were

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The Real Virginia “Vineyard Experience”

Wine is alive. Wine is a breathing, evolving, meticulous, stubborn, and a wonderfully pleasurable thing! There are probably as many flavors and nuances from wine as there are different types of snowflakes. Well, that may be pushing it but when walking down that grocery store wine aisle, I am intrigued and overwhelmed by the many types, varieties, and flavors described

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Zenato Valpolicella Ripassa Superiore DOC

Wonderfully rich and not for the faint of palate. The method of “ripasso” means to “re-pass” Valpolicella wine through dried Amarone grape skins to cause a second alcoholic fermentation. This method increases the alcohol level and the Valpolicella wine becomes richer in color, more fragrant, and definitely more lush in body. The Zenato Valpolicella is a unique Italian blend of

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Thirty Bench Small Lot Cabernet Franc 2012 Beamsville Bench VQA

This was a night of celebration and sorrow. Celebration because this is an amazing, quality wine that I have been looking forward to opening and rejoicing in! Sorrow because it was my last bottle of Thirty Bench Cabernet Franc 2012 and the winery is sold out. Hope and patience that upcoming vintages will be available soon, but for now, I

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The Prisoner “Saldo” Red Zinfandel

Saldo Red Zinfandel is from the “Prisoner” family of wines but THIS Prisoner is now out on good behavior. An amazing wine with a truly arresting flavor. Tonight, there was a “break out” of our wine cellar and we were the beneficiaries of this excellent wine! An enticing blend of several red Zinfandel’s from elite vineyards in Northern California. In

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