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2010 Blenheim Painted Red

We drank this wine over a week ago, so the notes are a little hazy. I can say that like almost all Blenheim wines, it’s competently made and easy to drink. There’s some chocolate and oak and a very Virginia … Continue reading

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Virginia Winery Visits: Grace Estate and Stinson

Grace Estate is the name given to the Albemarle Vineyard that’s long been known as Mt. Juliet. This relatively large grape producer has supplied fruit to a lot of the best Virginia wineries for years, and is now striking out … Continue reading

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Early Mountain Vineyard: Tasting Room Report

Here’s one of our occasional report on Virginia wineries.  Early Mountain is the buzziest winery to come along in Virginia in awhile. AOL founder Steve Case bought the former Sweeley Vineyard out of foreclosure, and apparently set about spiffing up … Continue reading

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2009 Chester Gap Viognier

I’ve often wondered if Virginia viognier could age, given the importance the state places on the grape. If this bottle of 4-year-old wine is any indication, the answer is “not so much.” When tasted at the winery a couple of … Continue reading

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NV Whitehall Breakheart Red

White Hall is a venerable Virginia winery. Not the flashiest, not the biggest and definitely not the smallest, White Hall sits in one of the prettiest areas of the state and turns out wine that is consistently very good at … Continue reading

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