Vya Dry Vermouth
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
95 pts.Wine Enthusiast: September, 2000
Pale straw in color, this vermouth holds delicious lemon-zest aromas with an intriguingly spicy backdrop. The body is full, and the palate, while retaining some citrus character, is incredibly dry, spicy and oily. The finish is long and spicy.
85–89 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 31, 2002
Pale gold hue. Opening aromas merely hint at quinine, herbs and botanicals; later on, with further air contact, the quinine becomes the dominant factor. Palate entry is stone-dry, tart, herbal and winey; at midpalate, the wine quality takes a back seat to the herbs and botanicals. Finishes with a flash of quinine.
Santé: January, 2001
Fresh, sweet, herbal scents over apricot, sweet cherry and orange. Harmonious and quite herbal, with spicy, white pepper and stone fruit flavors; finish has a pleasing bitter note on top of mandarin orange and apricot.
Wine & Spirits: June 1, 2009
Vya has a bold wormwood scent, with aromas of witch hazel, clove and gentian joining in to introduce an intense citrus oil flavor. Tasting it straight, it’s hard to imagine a cocktail that it wouldn’t take over — but then again, most of the panelists would have been happy to spend that rest of the afternoon contemplating all the layers of this appealingly bitter aperitif.