The Washington Post, “10 Mid-Atlantic Wineries Worth Exploring“… April 10, 2013
David Schildknecht, world-renowned wine critic and writer for Robert Parker’s “Wine Advocate” January 14, 2013….. Ankida Ridge 2010 Pinot Noir : …. “a mouthwatering, multi-dimensional, mindset-mending demonstration of what’s possible in Virginia’s Blue Ridge from virgin vines and green vintners whose hands were forced into an early August harvest by heat. Speaking of which, late-August picking last year only just escaped Hurricane Irene; and given the quality of that fruit as well as some changes of regimen in their tiny but well-equipped cellar, I expect the Vrooman’s 2011 to shake-up lots of tasters and their preconceptions.
The November 2012 issue of SAVEUR magazine includes an article on “37 Great American Wines.” Our 2010 Pinot Noir is amongst this honored list!
Jancis Robinson… One of “Virginia’s Top Picks,”…”a new and exciting producer ”… Sept, 2011
Dave McIntyre, of The Washington Post… “Amazing Pinot Noir,” An insider’s pick… that “wowed the crowd” July, 2011 and one of his Top Regional Wine Pics of 2011… Dec, 2011
Richard Leahy, wine critic, author and writer of “The Richard Leahy Report”…
Ankida Ridge Pinot Noir 2011… “The new, small, Burgundian-style winery Ankida Ridge high in Amherst County is not only focused and passionate, but has done their homework from the ground up, hiring viticulturist Lucie Morton and paying attention to every detail in the process. The result is the most remarkable pinot noir I’ve had from the Eastern U.S….. “the best wine in the state made in a wet harvest could be this pinot noir!”
Ankida Ridge Chardonnay 2011… ““If you want elegance and finesse in Virginia chardonnay, here’s one you don’t want to miss.”… Nov, 2012
Post by Market Street Wineshop, Charlottesville, VA, Dec, 2012
Yes, Virginia, there is good local pinot noir!
“Ankida Ridge is the most exciting Virginia winery in the last several years for one simple reason: they make a great Pinot Noir.Pinot Noir has been called the “heartbreak grape” because it’s famously hard to grow, especially in Virginia. Well, dry your eyes, because Ankida Ridge has done the impossible. Their Chard and Pinot recently wowed wine critics from The New York times and The Washington Post as well as famed British wine writer Jancis Robinson. For what it’s worth, we loved them too!”
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