Nose, by James Conaway

Writer and wine enthusiast James Conaway’s new novel Nose tells the story of an over-indulgent wine critic, a mysterious Cabernet, and the world of wine in California’s Napa Valley.  Conaway, a former wine critic for the Washington Post, makes his home in Washington, DC and has a weekend retreat near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.  During our interview, he discussed some of his favorite local Virginia wines:

RdV Vineyards

Linden Vineyards

Barboursville Vineyards