Wines of Virginia, California and Oregon 

In Past Events by ashepherdiwfs

In June 2010,the organiser put on a tasting of 12 wines from Virginia, presented by Chris Parker, managing director of New Horizon Wines, who dealt with leading producers who then exported to England. Unfortunately, such wines are no longer imported.  See the footnote below for some information to remind you of this tasting.

It is very hard to obtain wines from Virginia now; this tasting will include some that were bought long ago. It will also include an Oregon wine that is a rarity in Britain, from a former Maraschino cherry orchard. The Californian wines cover a number of viticultural areas and include favourites such as Frog’s Leap Zinfandel and a Ridge View Petite Sirah.

The eleven wines are:

Frei Brothers Sonoma Reserve Russian River Valley, Chardonnay, 2017.

Lemelson Vineyards Thea’s Selection Pinot Noir,
Willamette Valley, 2010.

Equation Virginia Merlot (no visible vintage).

Hahn Estates Monterey Merlot, 2003.

Cline Ancient Vines Mouvèdre Contra Costa County, 2015.

Virginia Cabernet Franc Reserve, Barboursville Vineyards, 2007.

Ironstone Vineyards Petite Sirah, Lodi, 2010.

Ridge Petite Sirah York Creek, Spring Mountain, Napa, 1984.

Boxwood, The Boxwood Winery Middleburg Virginia, 2007
(Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot).

First Press Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, 2011.

Frog’s Leap Zinfandel, Napa Valley, 2016 

The tasting will be organised and presented by Bernard Lamb, a member fo the National Guild of Wine and Beer Judges.  A cold buffet will be provided by the Club.