Virginia Wine Month Starts Next Week!
Here’s a peek at what #TeamLRA will drink to celebrate Virginia Wine Month this October:
Linda’s Pick: Horton Vineyards Viognier 2017
Website Tasting Notes: Exotic honey and tropical fruit aromas jump from the glass. Full bodied, viscous mouthfeel. 95% Viognier, 5% Roussanne.
Anthony’s Pick: Chrysalis Vineyards 2015 Private Reserve Red
Website Tasting Notes: The opening impression is of leather, cloves and mint, with some brambleberry and black currant and a subtle spiciness. In the mouth there are notes of currants, mint, cocoa, with a touch of green peppercorns and some prunes.
Avery’s Pick: Barboursville Vineyard Cabernet Franc Reserve 2017
Website Tasting Notes: Dark garnet core, brilliant clarity in the glass. Intense, effusively luscious flavors of ripe red berries with caramelised notes of fig, cherry, and plum, elegantly woven together in barrel. Long-finishing and tannically vivid, yet with a remarkably soft palate.
Fazlin’s Pick: Mediterranean Cellars Cabernet Franc Reserve
Website Tasting Notes: Full-bodied, this Cabernet Franc has been aged for years in French Oak barrels. The fresh fruit bouquet is complemented by hints of plum, raspberry, violets, and spice on the palate. A wonderful accompaniment especially for meats and game.
Mikala’s Pick: Early Mountain Vineyards 2018 Rose
Website Tasting Notes: The pale, salmon color primes us for the strawberries, white peaches and floral aromas and flavors of this wine. The acidity brings a brightness to the fruit and the wine lingers with a pleasant citrus pith character.
Cathy’s Pick: Greenhill Winery & Vineyards 2018 Chardonnay
Website Tasting Notes: Surprisingly rich and 100% stainless steel fermented. This Chardonnay offers a bouquet of ripe pineapple and lemon zest on the nose with notes of white fruit and a hint of spice.
Kenia’s Pick: 2017 Rockbridge Vineyard Chardonnay
Website Tasting Notes: Bright crisp flavors, reminiscent of fresh apples. Nice minerality with a crisp dry finish. 92% stainless steel fermentation and 8% neutral oak fermentation.
Shelby’s Pick: Horton Tower Series Cabernet Franc
Website Tasting Notes: With rich aromas of plum and cherries that show up with a bang, this delicious spicy red that is sure to please fans of zesty reds such as Zinfandel. This special cuvee produced by Dennis Horton, one of Virginia's pioneers with this fascinating grape.