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Virginia Wine: Serious Winemaking Overcoming Serious Challenges

What I tasted that particularly stood out for its quality, however, were whites made from Viognier and Chardonnay, and reds from Bordeaux varietals. There were some quite decent Cabernet Francs, Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots and Bordeaux blends that could give most Bordeaux superieur and the like a good run for their money. And as I’m a fan of Petit Verdot when it gets fully ripe, I was quite excited about some varietal bottlings of Petit Verdot, and other wines where the grape made up a substantial component of the blend. And most of the Bordeaux varietal bottlings I tried had good balancing acidity. Continue reading

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