The Financial Times
"Considerable efforts stand a good chance of putting the state [of Virginia] on the world wine map."
"But [RdV's] wines, though they cost around three figures per bottle, quickly sell out as sommeliers and connoisseurs scoop them up."
"The next generation of Virginia wine."
"He's Bordeaux's quiet man - and his influence extends to its most famed chateaus. When they hire Eric Boissentot, it's not for his name or his philosophy. It's for his palate."
Decanter Bordeaux Issue
"Only three harvests later, RdV is regularly named among the state's best producers."
"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."
"de Vink understands that to start from scratch today, to build a world-class vineyard from the ground up, demands a relentless, uncompromising passion."
"I picture a continuum stretching from the West Coast to the Old World, with the wines from RdV falling - stylistically and geographically - somewhere in the middle."
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."
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."
"Not since the 1870s has a local wine been lauded like RdV's Bordeaux-style blend."
"When the sun set, the winery glowed from within, thanks to candlelight, the fire, and the gleam on so many wine glasses."