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Month: December 2009 (page 1 of 2)

McHenry Cellars

Happy New Year!
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Virginia Wine Showcase

Mark your calendar for the next Virginia Wine Showcase at Dulles Expo Center February 6-7. If you order your tickets online by midnight January 1st you’ll get $15 off the normal gate price. Each week after that the discount goes down. Get online and get your tickets now!

2008 Pollak Viognier

We’ve posted about it before but I had the 2008 Pollak Viognier with parmesan and chicken pasta for dinner. It was a great compliment to my pasta. It has lots of fruit on the nose and palate with a crisp long finish. A great way to enjoy Christmas eve dinner.

Holiday Wines

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Private Reserve White

Yet another evening snowed in in DC. We decided to enjoy a white wine from Chrysalis Vineyards. It was the 2007 Private Reserve White, which is only available to VIP Club members.

It’s a fuller bodied, blended wine from (we’re guessing) petit manseng and chardonnay. We noted some pear and subtle almond on the nose with a honey texture on the palate followed by a long finish.

Chrysalis describes the private reserves:

Each vintage Chrysalis Vineyards produces two unique wines – a white, and red, exclusively for the enjoyment of our VIP Club members. We use this opportunity to indulge in creative winemaking unfettered by normal production restrictions. We are free to use any wines from that vintage, vinified however the fruit may inspire us, blended as we wish, to create something of unusual quality, interest, and rarity. We do this to thank our Club members with a wine that no one else can obtain, at any price.

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