While the White Hall Viognier is a workhorse that outperforms its $15 price point in almost any vintage, the Stinson Rose was new to me.
The Stinson bottling is 100% mourvedre, which I believe came from the valley around Woodstock. (I can’t quite remember the explanation I got at the winery.)
It pours a coppery light pink and tastes like you’d want a quality rose to taste. Dry. Berries. Some grapefruit. Some minerality. It’s a great wine, and one of the best Virginia roses I know of. Just 220 cases were made, so buy it if you see it.
Not sure what else I can say about the White Hall Viognier. It’s a great tasting Virginia viognier that can be purchased for a pittance.
These are both also great wineries to visit. Low-key with friendly staff pouring solid wines for about $5. Not a tour bus or bachelorette party in sight.
B+ for both wines.