Thursday, September 27, 2012

The United Grapes of America - Virginia - The Trifecta

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Being a resident of the Old Dominion, I am somewhat familiar with the wines produced from the 210 or so wineries operating in the Commonwealth. Many of my favorites are included in this Northern Virginia Magazine post on Wine Recs From Local Winos.  And there is such nice grape variety in Virginia - from Viognier, Chardonnay, Bordeaux varieties, Vidal Blanc, Petit Manseng, Albarino, and of course, Norton. And yet, I have been able to narrow my favorites to The Trifecta: the Glen Manor Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, the Boxwood Winery Rosé, and the Barboursville Vineyards Octagon.Why these? Just check out the VirginiaWineTV video below comparing these wines to some I found in the Sunshine state. Cheers.

1 comment:

Ann Waters said...

I love that you've included these leaders and lots more are coming up the ranks and gaining attention. RdV and their Bordeaux style wines are particularly impressive to me and of course, you can never go wrong with anything made by Luca Paschina or Michael Shaps! With 300 and counting wineries and countless vineyards in production, there are exciting things on the horizon. This is a great highlight of who is winning the golds. Still very much the Monticello AVA in the lead.