Effingham 2016 Kings Ransom Red Blend

Vineyard: Effingham Manor and Winery Variety: Red Blend Cost: $39 Region: Virginia Food Pairing Suggestions: Pork tenderloin baked in a dark fruit jam with wild rice and roasted pumpkin My Tasting Notes: Earthy, woodsy, raspberries on the nose with notes of ripe juicy raspberries, pipe tobacco, blackberries, and cinnamon Sponsored Post: A bottle of wine provided for tasting. Effingham Manor and…

Pearmund 2016 Ameritage Red Table Wine

Vineyard: Pearmund Cellars Variety: Red Blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot Cost: $32 Region: Virginia Food Pairing Suggestions: Beef Wellington, Gouda stuffed meatloaf, savory dishes with garlic and rosemary, cranberry and brie puff pastry, brisket with French onion sauce My Tasting Notes: This is a smooth wine reminiscent of the holidays with cherry and vanilla on…

2016 Viognier from Veritas in Monticello

Vineyard: Veritas in Monticello Variety: Viognier Cost: $25 Region: Virginia Food Pairing Suggestions: Oysters, sausage, potato apple gratin My Tasting Notes: Sweet on the nose, juicy peaches, honeysuckle, ripe bananas, salty ocean air, crisp honey finish Sponsored Post: A bottle of wine provided for tasting. Veritas rightfully calls Viognier the white wine of Virginia. This bottle of 2016 from Monticello is lush…

3 Favorites from Williamsburg Winery Virginia

The wonderful thing about teaming up with your spouse on a wine blog is being able to compare tasting notes. At the Williamsburg Winery it was fairly easy to agree on a top three list. John has a preference for smooth red blends and I love discovering robust, locally sourced wines. Together we selected three…

Abingdon Vineyards 2017 White Pinot Noir

Vineyard: Abingdon Vineyards Variety: Pinot Noir Cost: $20 Region: Virginia Food Pairing Suggestions: Oysters Rockefeller, bacon, melted gruyere cheese, crab with butter sauce, lobster Mac My Tasting Notes: Slight sweetness, fresh peach, apricot, warming cinnamon, golden delicious apple, melon, lingering clover honey Sponsored Post: No. The Abingdon Vineyards and their 2017 White Pinot Noir were…