David Mc wrote:Glen Manor Vineyards: A fairly new winery, above average for whites, especially the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, which reminded me of New Zealand SB. The reds were good also, but nothing special.
David Mc wrote:Chester Gap Cellars: above average for whites. The Viognier was excellent (although a bit high in alcohol, which I didn't notice during the tasting but noticed with a full glass during a meal a few weeks ago). Don't remember the reds.
David Mc wrote:Linden Vineyards: I'm going to abstain from an opinion here and I need to re-taste. The winery has stellar reviews but it was my last tasting after a very long day and I don't remember anything special about the wines.
David Mc wrote:Boxwood Estate Winery: set the standard for Virginia wine. The Boxwood (Médoc-style) and Topiary (Saint-Émilion-style) are incredible, and incredibly priced at $25. Very earthy and meaty reds. The Rose is good too.
David Mc wrote:Veritas: I would rate it above average for both reds and white but I think the incredible venue, overlooking the Blue Ridge mountains, might be coloring my judgement. I did like the Vintners Reverse (Merlot, CF, PV, CS) and their Cab Franc.
David Mc wrote:Barboursville (multiple trips, I think 5): sets the standard for Virginia wine. The 2010 Pinot Grigio was out of this world; so was the 2009 Cab Franc. They are known for their Octogon, which I have 3 bottles in the cellar.
David Mc wrote:Horton (at least two trips): last visited a few years ago. It's famous for it's Norton and Viognier, but I was unimpressed with the lot. I need to reevaluate.
David Mc wrote:Jefferson Vineyards: above average for reds, especially the Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. I don't remember the whites so must have been average
James Roscoe wrote:Oasis is now out of business and the vines have been let go, unless someone else has purchased the vineyard and rehabilitated it. I would generally agree with the assessment of there wines.
I would say that we had an excellent Prince Michel Merlot recently. Their Cab Francs are also fairly decent. Then again cab franc is generally decent all over the state.
David Mc wrote:
I checked my cellar and I have the 2007 Boxwoods, which you indicated might have been a good year. I thought they were great but it would be interesting to hear others perspectives.
Pinchas L wrote:Speaking of Virginia wineries, I was wondering whether anyone has tasted the wines of Molon Lave Vineyards?
Brian Gilp wrote:Opened the 2007 Boxwood tonight and it's still a good wine. Great texture, decent fruit, a little herb edge for some complexity. A touch disjointed as the acid sticks out just a bit when consumed alone. Better with braised beef. Good but not great. No reason to feel that this will get better with additional bottle age.
David Mc wrote:Brian Gilp wrote:Opened the 2007 Boxwood tonight and it's still a good wine. Great texture, decent fruit, a little herb edge for some complexity. A touch disjointed as the acid sticks out just a bit when consumed alone. Better with braised beef. Good but not great. No reason to feel that this will get better with additional bottle age.
I had the 2007 Boxwood over the weekend with short ribs. I liked the wine and agree with your assessment. I also have a 2008 Boxwood and will consume that this weekend and let you know what I think.