Though many PA wineries strive to emulate other cool climate regions — such as the Loire or Mosel valleys in Europe — Armstrong Valley take the opposite approach. These wines are all about the ripe, rich fruit and high alcohol that one finds in places like Napa and Australia. To be honest, I find myself…

Carl Helrich of Allegro Winery in Brogue, PA talks about the estate’s early Opus 1 wine, working with the PLCB, and selling high-end dry reds in central PA.