Barren Ridge Vineyard.
This is a very interesting, subtle yet beautiful wine. Fruit forward
with a minerality that makes it elegant. It is like a Chanel suit made
in Virginia. All of the classic touches of a sublime wine - I taste
slight honeydew, with a Blue Ridge Mountain appellation. This is a go to cafe wine, or a great drinks wine when with friends.
Notes after the Live Blogging Session: This wine haunted me. I liked it, and it was different. It is made from Vidal Blanc grapes, and that was new to me. I was so impressed with Pauline and the woman who was pouring for her that when I realized that they were serving Crab Cakes at our reception at Monticello that night, I decided that theirs would be my dinner wine.
Of course they were pouring a different label: Tinkling Spring `09 (a $19.00 Viognier and Vidal Blanc blend) - also quite good, but I can easily say that out of all the whites that I tried in the live blogging session, theirs was the one I immediately thought of to go with my crab cake and that I ran back to get another taste of.