' We Hit 90 - Three times!!! - Wine Enthusiast
We always knew the day would come when one of the major National Wine Publications would realize how awesome Virginia Wine is.  We also hoped we would be a part of that...AND WE WERE!!!

For the first time, Wine Enthusiast has rated Virginia wines in the 90's.  At the start of last week they released their advance buying guide for the March issue, handing out seven 90 point scores to Virginia wines.  We got three of them!!!  Woohooo!  We received this information just after an awesome weekend with over 500 of our Vine Club members, showing some other great wines.  What an amazing start to 2013 we are having!!!
Above and beyond our three 90 point ratings, we received several ratings of 87 points and above, showing just great consistency of killer wines.  So, now here you go, the wines and their limited quantities that we have left, released to you until they are gone!  The three 90 point wines will have a four (4) bottle maximum per person because we want lots of people to get a chance to try them!

90 Tarara 2010 Cabernet Franc (Virginia). Aromas of spicy cherry,
mixed bramble fruit, flower and turmeric start out mild, but become explosive
and rich as the wine sits in the glass. The powerhouse palate shows intense
but finessed concentration, with succulent cherry, herb and cocoa flavors that are
bound by chewy tannins. Editors’ Choice. —A.H.
abv: 15.5% Price: $25
Only 30 cases remaining - Limit of 4 bottles per person.  This wine can also be found at Leesburg Vintner and The Wine Kitchen in Leesburg if you want more :)
 90 Tarara 2010 Tranquility Cabernet Sauvignon-Tannat (Virginia).
Aged for 18 months in 100% new Virginia oak, this hefty blend of 60%
Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Tannat has a deep, bass-like nose that mixes scents
of caramel, mocha and cinnamon with notes of potpourri, dark cherry and gravel.
It feels fleshy and full on the palate, with chewy tannins, stunning acids and a
bold, well-stated finish. —A.H.
abv: 15% Price: $40
Only 80 cases remaining - Limit of 4 bottles per person
90 Tarara 2010 CasaNoVA Merlot (Virginia). The nose is packed with
dark notes of desiccated strawberry, red currant and caramel lozenge,
plus dried herb and maduro subtleties. Astringent, lip-grabbing tannins bolster
the fleshy, medium- to full-bodied palate. A few more years of bottle aging should
help mitigate some of the tannic blow, but enjoy it
now with a brief decanting and
a slab of grilled meat. —A.H.
abv: 15% Price: $50 
Only 15 cases remaining - Limit of 4 bottles per person
88 Tarara 2010 Honah Lee White (Virginia). An enticing, heavy-duty blend of 40% Viognier,
40% Petit Manseng and 20% Roussanne, this is rich, round and unctuous, with bold notes of golden
stone fruit, orange Creamsicle, lemon tartlet and caramelizednut. The acidity is soft across the midpalate,
but it brightens on the warm, medium-length finish. To appreciatethe full spectrum of aromas and
flavors, don’t drink this too cold. —A.H. abv: 15.5% Price: $35
*Also in the Governor's Case as one of the top 12 wines in the 2012 Virginia Governors Cup* 
Only 25 cases remaining
88 Tarara 2010 Nevaeh White (Virginia). Rich, exotic notes of honey-glazed
papaya and warm pear are accented by touches of white flower, graham cracker and lemon custard.
The palate feels round and weighty, with flavors that aren’t as effusive as one 
might expect. Acids provide enough spine to keep the palate from drooping, with hints of clove and
lemongrass adding interest. A blend of 55% Chardonnay, 45% Viognier. —A.H. abv: 15% Price: $35
Only 10 cases remaining
88 Tarara 2010 Nevaeh Red (Virginia).  The 
oak influence currently sits high on this blend of 50% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 
offering notes of char, molten caramel, tea and smoky wood. It feels extracted,
with easy acids and big mouth clasping tannins. Cedar and dried herb accents add interest to the finish. —A.H. 
abv: 15% Price: $40
150 cases remaining
88 Tarara 2010 TerraNoVA Tannat (Virginia). As Virginia wines can sometimes struggle with 
acid retention, wines made using naturally high-acid varieties like Tannat are making waves.
This bottling of 100% Tannat has aromas of dark cherry, pain grillé and 
savory spice, with a grilled portobello underpinning. Assertive, strapping tannins lay the foundation, and the 
uplifting acids add cut. Only 70 cases produced. —A.H. 
abv: 15% Price: $50
Only 25 cases remaing
87 Tarara 2010 SuperNoVA (Virginia).  The restrained aromas of black
mission fig, cumin, caraway seed and cocoa are alluring but elusive. Full 
bodied and muscular, the palate feels a bit clamped at the moment, finishing with some warmth.
A blend of 67% Tannat and 33% Petit Verdot. —A.H. abv: 15% Price: $50  
Only 15 cases remaining
87 Tarara 2010 Late Harvest Petit Manseng (Virginia). Rich, with restrained intensity, this 
has aromas of toasted graham-cracker crumb, spiced orange marmalade, peach preserves and
wilted rose. It feels slightly pudgy on the midpalate, with a tapering 
finish that ends on a buttered-caramel note. —A.H. 
abv: 15% Price: $30 - 375 ml 
250 cases remaining - Tasting Room Only
If you would like to check out all of the wines that are in the Wine Enthusiast March Buying Guide click here.  All of the Virginia wines start on page 33, but you can also see our wines on page 10 with the Labels and all for the 90 pointers!
This is also a great opportunity to sign up for the Vine Club!  You will get 20% off your purchase as all Vine Club members do, and it is the only way to ensure that you will get some of the limited Single Vineyard wines for future vintages!
As always, you can mix and match with our other available wines to get your case discounts - 5% for three or more bottles and 15% for 12 or more bottles:  Charval 2010Boneyard White 2011Petit Manseng 2011Rose 2010 (Only $10.00 per bottle / $100.00 per cases) , Long Bomb 2009 Long Bomb 2010Boneyard Red 2011.