Kluge Estate New World Red 2002

Member Review by ChipDWood:

It's difficult for me to find words that describe just how much I disagree with the idea that the 2002 Kluge red, if it even still exists, is anywhere near what's being produced in Virginia ALONE... LET alone what's being produced in California. DO NOT, and I plead with you to not throw this wine up as an example of World Class Virginia reds wine. I DO NOT CARE WHO MAY HAVE MADE IT... Want a great yet under the radar example of phenomenal VA reds? 1) Michael Shaps Merlot, 2007 (it's like something out of Pomerol). 2) Chateau O'Brien, Tannat, 2007 (Freaking AWESOME. Like a second growth, easy). 3) King Family, Meritage, 2007 (The addition of Malbec was much more than just a gimmick). 4) Pollak Vineyards, Petit Verdot, 2008 (yea, believe it) 5) Chester Gap Cellars, 2007 Cabernet Franc. I figure it'll be ready by 2017- but you can decant it thoroughly and enjoy it immensely before then. As all good wines prove: Patience is rewarded. Kluge, simply, had no patience. Yo dos pesos.

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Kluge Estate Winery & Vineyard:
Established in 1999, Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard is one of the East Coast's most prestigious wineries. The winery is tucked into Carter's Mountain on the edge of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia. Kluge Estates Winery & Vineyard's 900 acres are located on the same ridgeline of the birthplace of American viticulture, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Combining... Read more
Established in 1999, Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard is one of the East Coast's most prestigious wineries. The winery is tucked into Carter's Mountain on the edge of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia. Kluge Estates Winery & Vineyard's 900 acres are located on the same ridgeline of the birthplace of American viticulture, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Combining meticulous winemaking practices and world talent with a genuine love of the land and support for the Virginia wine community, Kluge Estate is capitalizing on the region’s potential to create world-class wines. We are passionate about wine, food and the enjoyment of the natural beauty that abounds us and invite you to visit our tasting room and to purchase our wines online. The origin of Virginia winemaking began with the 1607 Jamestown settlement, when the first Virginia wine was produced in 1609 from native grapes. Despite this promising start, winemaking in the New World was far more of a challenge than anticipated, evidenced by two centuries of frustration in producing wine. Virginia is developing into an influential and important U.S. winemaking region with continued dedication to quality and growth. The future of wine production in Virginia is looking brighter than as wines produced in the vineyards and wineries of the Commonwealth have gone on to win national and international acclaim with the promise of more good things to come in the future. Read less

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Snooth User: ChipDWood
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0.00 5
01/20/2011

It's difficult for me to find words that describe just how much I disagree with the idea that the 2002 Kluge red, if it even still exists, is anywhere near what's being produced in Virginia ALONE... LET alone what's being produced in California. DO NOT, and I plead with you to not throw this wine up as an example of World Class Virginia reds wine. I DO NOT CARE WHO MAY HAVE MADE IT... Want a great yet under the radar example of phenomenal VA reds? 1) Michael Shaps Merlot, 2007 (it's like something out of Pomerol). 2) Chateau O'Brien, Tannat, 2007 (Freaking AWESOME. Like a second growth, easy). 3) King Family, Meritage, 2007 (The addition of Malbec was much more than just a gimmick). 4) Pollak Vineyards, Petit Verdot, 2008 (yea, believe it) 5) Chester Gap Cellars, 2007 Cabernet Franc. I figure it'll be ready by 2017- but you can decant it thoroughly and enjoy it immensely before then. As all good wines prove: Patience is rewarded. Kluge, simply, had no patience. Yo dos pesos.


Snooth User: walshwi
7232206
5.00 5
01/08/2011

A phenomenal wine never released to the liquor distributors. This is comparable to $100 Napa valley wines in my opinion. The 2002 is great as soon as you open the bottle... after a few days, it does start to deterioate, but still has a great taste and impeccable smoothness.




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