Category Archives: Virginia

#WBC11 Charlottesville, Virginia – A Juxtaposition of the Wine Experience – James Melendez

Wine Bloggers Conference took place this past July 22 through July 24 in Charlottesville, Virginia.  This was the fourth gathering and the first not on the West Coast.  This was an important step to acknowledge the wines in the other … Continue reading

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Breaux Vineyards Lafayette Virginia Cabernet Franc – 2003 – 9.2 – James Melendez

This wine has a pronounced acid profile; low alcohol at 13%.   The notes this wine gives are roasted mushroom, crushed black cherry, pepper and cardamom.  A beautiful expression of Cabernet Franc from Virginia and Breaux Vineyards. *** A plethora … Continue reading

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Breaux Vineyards Lafayette Virginia Cabernet Franc – 2001 – 9.5 – James Melendez

The Bordeaux wine making tradition is all about blending.  And there is nothing wrong with blending–it is an art form unto itself.  Sometimes I do enjoy a specific varietal and want to focus in on one varietal.  Cabernet Franc is … Continue reading

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