This elegant, soft red starts with layers of cherry, warming spice, vanilla and mint, and leads into flavors of red berry, cinnamon, pepper and spice. Subtle but structured, it’s a classy sip.
All cherry and sawdust upfront, backed up by a bed of velvety tannins. Vanilla and char notes dominate the palate while some berry-intense flavor comes through on the crisp finish. A year in the cellar would allow for some needed integration.
Nebbiolo has proved to be an enormously difficult grape to grow outside of a few small areas in Northern Italy, but Three Fox Vineyards has done an admirable job. There’s pleasant strawberry fruit here with an earthy underpinning of fresh tar. In the mouth, Nebbiolo’s trademark grippy tannins proved a backdrop for intense, cherry fruit. Give the tannins a few years…
There is potential in this wine that bodes well for the future of Sangiovese in Virginia. The nose is charming, with mocha, fall leaves and cherries that slide into a silky palate with woodsy touches. Juicy, raspberry-inflected finish. Try with steak. Drink now.
Smelling grapey on the nose, this has additional notes of white currant, toast and white stone fruit. It starts soft, with flavors that are rather low in concentration. The medium-bodied mouthfeel turns zesty as the wine advances across the palate, finishing with touches of honeyed toast and apple.
Hints of cooked apple and chalk dust contrast with a slightly confectionery sweetness on the palate of this simple, apple-y white blend. This is medium bodied, with a finish that verges on sugary.