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The Best of 2013

We are back! We hope that readers had a wonderful holiday season filled with cheer and Virginia wine! Here we present our reflections on memorable wines that we enjoyed in 2013.

Virginia White Wines:
1. Ankida Ridge Chardonnay 2011
2. Linden Avenius Chardonnay 2010
3. Barboursville Vermentino Reserve 2012
4. Breaux Reflection 2012
5. Keswick V2 2012
6. King Family Chardonnay 2012

Virginia Red Wines:
1. Ankida Ridge Pinot Noir 2011
2. Barboursville Nebbiolo 2009
3. Breaux Nebbiolo 2005
4. Gray Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2010
5. Glen Manor Hodder Hill 2010
6. Philip Carter Cleve 2010

Sparkling Wines:
Trump SP Blanc de Blanc 2008
Thibaut Janisson Blanc de Chardonnay
Tarara—we enjoyed Jordan’s first effort with sparkling wine while at a retro 1980s concert at the winery. It was here that Paul impersonated Journey’s former lead singer, Steve Perry.

Other Regions:
Yes, we do drink wine from regions other than Virginia. Here is a list of wines produced from outside of Virginia that we enjoyed last year.

1. CHATO9 Chateau Neuf du Pape
2. Hanzell Chardonnay 2009
3. Merry Edwards Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir 2010
4. Poggio al Tesoro Bolgheri Sondraia 2007
5. Tsarmine Champagne Millesime 2008 Brut
6. Twomey Cellars Merlot 2002

What wines did you enjoy last year? Were they from Virginia? California? France? Let us know. In the meantime, plan to visit Virginia wineries in 2014, and mention that Virginia Wine Time sent you.


  1. just so excited we finally cracked the list, best way to start the new year EVER! Happy 2014 to you guys, hope all is well and wishing you nothing but happiness for this coming year

  2. Thanks for the comment! Very true! The Avenius Chardonnay is from Linden so at least we have one of the whites on the list. We also enjoy many of the reds. The Breaux Nebbiolo also ranks high on our list. We enjoy many of the vintages.

  3. What “best of” list is complete without Linden?! I love their late harvest Petite Manseng and their Rose is amazing. I’m also quite fond of Breaux Vineyard’s Nebbiolo and Horton Vineyard’s Chardonnay.

  4. We did have some very nice roses this year. They just didn’t make it on our best list. The Boxwood was very nice, we agree.

  5. No Rose? Boxwood made a wonderful one this year.

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