Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Rose is Just As Sweet

Ingleside Sweet Virginia Rose This month’s sweet wine feature is an unusual blend of 63% Chardonnay, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot.  The fruit is harvested and fermented on the skins just long enough to impart the color not long enough … Continue reading

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Crush 2012 Recap & Santa Wine

Happy Virginia Wine Month! Crush 2012 is now pretty much completed and most of the winemakers I have talked to were pretty happy with their harvest.  While there were some minor weather issues on the whole it was an uneventful … Continue reading

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The Third Party Candidate – Ingleside 2007 Merlot

SILVER – Town Point Wine Competition 2012 As we are in the midst of the political season, I believe if wine varietals were candidates, Merlot might be a Third Party candidate.  Recently considered something of forgotten grape, Merlot, like many … Continue reading

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Vincabulary – Bâtonnage

Bâtonnage is the French term for stirring the settled lees (expended yeast) back into the wine. Bâtonnage, or lees stirring redistributes polysaccharides and mannoproteins of dead cells into the wine mass and, in the case of barrel aging, re-exposes the … Continue reading

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The Counterintuitive 2011 Ingleside Chardonnay

Like the majority of the state, the Northern Neck of Virginia saw higher than average rainfall during Harvest 2011.  As we start to taste the wines from this vintage, I continue to be amazed at the high quality wines being … Continue reading

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Ingleside Vineyards

After thirty years in the Virginia Wine Business, one might think awards and accolades become old hat, not so for Ingleside Plantation Vineyards.  Voted the Best Winery in Eastern Virginia for two years in a row by Virginia Wine Lover … Continue reading

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