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DelFosse Vineyards and Winery
2004 Meritage View Label
  • Appellation: Monticello
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, DelFosse Vineyards and Winery (Faber, VA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Michael Shaps
  • 45% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon. Bottled in August 2005. Released in November 2005. Nose - Aromas of spice, oak and bright red fruits dominate and signify the intensity of this wine. Taste - Heavily extracted with blackberry and currant flavors. Oak is well integrated, but prominent in its youth. The big tannic structure should help this wine age gracefully over the next five to ten years. Food Pairing – This wine will match perfectly with heavier meats such as boeuf bourg... ...read more
  • Acclaim: Silver Medal Winner - Monticello Wine Cup Silver Medal Winner - Daylily Wine Festival Bronze Medal Winner - Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
  • Question? Comment? finewines@delfossewine.com
  • Visit: www.delfossewine.com
  • $30.00
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    as of 05/08
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    Faber, VA
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    DelFosse Vineyards and Winery
    2005 Meritage View Label
  • Appellation: Monticello
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, DelFosse Vineyards and Winery (Faber, VA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Michael Shaps
  • 45% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon. Bottled in March 2007. To be released in late 2007. Buy and Hold. Nose – The classic Bordeaux aromatics of deep red fruits and spice with a hint of toast. Taste –After a year and half in the barrel, this wine has soft elegant flavors that are backed by rich tannins and oak. Food Pairing – As a classic Meritage of great depth and structure, this wine will age nicely for 5-10 years and can be paired with heavy beef dishes.
  • Acclaim: Silver Medal Winner - Monticello Wine Cup
  • Question? Comment? finewines@delfossewine.com
  • Visit: www.delfossewine.com
  • $30.00
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    as of 05/08
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    Faber, VA
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    Flying Fox Vineyard
    2005 Merlot View Label
  • Appellation: Monticello
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Flying Fox Vineyard (Afton, VA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Made exclusively with grapes from vines that we planted, watch over and harvest from Flying Fox Vineyard. The vineyard is on a south slope in Afton, with rich soils and lots of sun. The 2005 vintage was aged in old and new French and American oak barrels for 15 months. The tannins in the Merlot are softened with our Cabernet Franc grapes. Fermented dry, with oak, cherry and spice flavors and aromas. Drink now or age up to five years. This wine is delightful with cheeses or red meats.
  • 490 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? info@FlyingFoxVineyard.com
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  • $12.00
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    as of 01/22
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    Afton, VA
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    Pearmund Cellars
    2007 Redmund's Reserve Red View Label
  • Appellation: Virginia
  • Blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, Pearmund Cellars (Broad Run, VA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Chris Pearmund
  • Bing cherry nose and fruit-forward flavors that bounce on your palate. Try in Sangria with affectionate playmates.
  • Question? Comment? info@PearmundCellars.com
  • Visit: www.PearmundCellars.com
  • $15.00
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    as of 04/07
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    Broad Run, VA
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    Naked Mountain Vineyard
    2005 Raptor Red
  • Appellation: Virginia
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tannat, Petit Verdot Naked Mountain Vineyard (Markham, VA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Mike Brandt
  • This sumptuous, medium bodied red presents fruit forward elements, revealing aromas of cherry, cranberry, and eucalyptus, along with a black pepper spice, which is translated onto the palate. The wine shows elegance and balance with layers of firm tannins, and hints of well-integrated oak. Pairs with beefsteak, tuna steak, Caribbean and South American cuisine.
  • Question? Comment? nakedmountain@yahoo.com
  • Visit: www.nakedmtnwinery.com
  • $18.00
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    as of 02/13
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    Markham, VA
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    Naked Mountain Vineyard
    2004 Merlot
  • Appellation: Virginia
  • Blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Tannat, Naked Mountain Vineyard (Markham, VA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Mike Brandt
  • An enticing bouquet of black cherry, cassis, and mocha prevail. It exhibits a rich palate of plum, blackberry and cedar with soft tannins, then the subtle flavors of anise, preserved cherries, and hints of vanilla reveal themselves on the finish. Pairs well with red meat, game, grilled foods, cured meats like summer sausage, and soft cheeses.
  • Question? Comment? nakedmountain@yahoo.com
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  • $20.00
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    as of 02/13
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    Markham, VA
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    Willowcroft Farm Vineyards
    2006 Merlot
  • Appellation: Virginia
  • Blend of Merlot, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot Willowcroft Farm Vineyards (Leesburg, VA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Winemaker: Lewis Parker
  • Full bodied Merlot with wonderful plum and currant notes. Great with red meats and pasta dishes.
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  • Question? Comment? willowine@aol.com
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  • $17.00
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    as of 02/18
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    Leesburg, VA
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    Woodland Vineyard
    2007 Merlot
  • Appellation: Virginia
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Woodland Vineyard (Midlothian, VA) -- (Winery Info & All Wines)
  • Deep burgundy, good tannin structure, black cherry
  • Question? Comment? info@woodlandvineyard.com
  • Visit: www.woodlandvineyard.com
  • $18.00
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    as of 02/26
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    Midlothian, VA
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