Glorious vistas aside, I nearly melted and was delighted to escape the heat in the 12c wine cave.
Tasting through, I tried;
'10 Viognier, Breaux Vineyards, Virginia: Clear, pale citrine color. Aromas of stone fruit and apricot. Delicious acidity that made it very pairable.
'07 Nebbiolo, Breaux Vineyards, Virginia (barrel sample): Lovely dark color, with fragrance of cherries and spice. Definitely a wine that wanted to be served with food. Its tannins were assertive to the border of politeness, which the winemaker, David Pagan Castano, said they intended to tame with aging.
'07 Meritage, Breaux Vineyards, Virginia: A Cab Sauv centric blend with lots of black fruit and peppery aromas with a hint of chocolate The flavors were yummy with more black fruit and cocoa. 15% alcohol but well integrated so that the alcohol wasn't front and center.
and my favorite:
|Girls just want to have Cab Franc or fun!|