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Review: Glen Manor, 2009 Hodder Hill Red Wine, Virginia

Hats off to winemaker Jeff White and Glen Manor Vineyards.

Last year I visited Virginia wine country for the first time. That's when I learned that Virginia winemakers can craft some exceptional wines. I also made friends with some very passionate Virginians. This summer at the Wine Bloggers Conference, I shared some of my Virginia wine experiences with a member of the Virginia Wine association. She gifted me this bottle of Virginia wine. This is now one of my favorite Virginia wines. These guys knocked this one out of the park. Thank you.

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Glen Manor 2009 Hodder Hill - it's time for Virginia wine.

Tasting notes:
Great color, dark, ripe plum.
Good nose, plum, black cherry, tarragon, yummy, with a palate of plum and black cherry, perfectly dry, with cola into the tasty finish. What a great wine. Balanced and very tasty. Big smile on my face.

On day two this wine was still tasty, with bright edges on the back of my tongue and cheeks, it had a solid dark cherry core with dark chocolate and coffee through the finish. Reminded me of an ice cream sundae. I was grooving on this wine. If you try only one Virginia wine, make it this one, the Glen Manor 2009 Hodder Hill Red wine. I was impressed. Recommended.

Blend: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot. Unfined and unfiltered.
ABV: 14.4%
Closure: Natural cork
Vigneron: Jeff White
Sample provided by Virginia Wine Association

Winery information:
Glen Manor Vineyards is located in Virginia approximately 70 miles west of Washington D.C., situated on a western flank of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The surrounding mountains, ranging between 1400 and 3400 feet in elevation, form a “Glen” which gives the vineyards a unique environment: A world of its own. The vines grow high on very steep mountain slopes characterized by deep, well-draining, and rocky soils.

Glen Manor Vineyards, LLC
2244 Browntown Road
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
www.glenmanorvineyards.com
twitter: @GlenManor

Cheers!

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