The Wine: Blenheim Cabernet Franc, $18
The Celebrity: Dave Matthews, Dave Matthews Band
The Story: In 2000, the first vines were planted in Matthews’ Blenheim Vineyards, outside Charlottesville, VA, and managed by his brother. Matthews added a copper-roofed winery that he co-designed, another vineyard in 2007, and a third this year.
Cappiello’s Bottom Line: “This is a wine for the fall. It’s earthy and has an autumn-harvest spiciness. It’s a wine that’s not too overpowering — an impressive effort.”Back to top