The Financial Times
"Considerable efforts stand a good chance of putting the state [of Virginia] on the world wine map."
Decanter Bordeaux Issue
"Amid Bordeaux's cauldron of power brokers, few people work with as many of the big names as Jacques and Eric Boissenot. Yet the pair have a low profile - and they want to keep it that way."
"The next generation of Virginia wine."
"Trotter’s dish, which he named “A Study in Exotic Mushrooms With ‘Surprises,’” made for a tough decision between Matthews’ crisp Spanish white from the nearly forgotten Godello grape and Andrés’ Bordeaux-style red blend from RdV Vineyards in Virginia."
TIM GAISER, MASTER SOMMELIER
"The RdV style combines the best of the old and new worlds with the ripe, polished fruit of a Washington or California red and the pronounced herb/mineral character and lifted natural acidity reminiscent of Bordeaux. The balance is impeccable and the wines are seamless and imminently appealing."
Garden and Gun
"What most impresses is its intensity. A long, firm shaft of flavor that runs through the whole tasting experience and out the other side."
Wine Review Online
W. Blake Gray
"Striking, serious, over-90-point wines that I would not have been able to place. Any of these four wines would sit comfortably on the table with a collection of Bordeaux style wines from either California or the Motherland."
"De Vink clearly has proven that it's possible to make a good Bordeaux-style wine in Virginia."
"When the sun set, the winery glowed from within, thank to candlelight, the fire, and the gleam on so many wine glasses."
"RdV's philosophy is a pastiche of best practices that de Vink has picked up from winemakers he's met along the way."