Not only are competitive wine events, domestically and internationally, recognizing the bounty of goodness from Virginia wines, but well regarded wine publications have started to pay attention.
Congratulations to Veramar Vineyard for its 2007 Cabernet Franc which garnered one of the highest scores ever awarded a Virginia wine by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Recognized for its complex layers of blackberry, plum, and cinnamon, they called the wine “seductive” and gave it an impressive score of 87. This same wine earned a 90 from British wine writer Jaime Goode who commented on its “lovely purity of fruit and real old world elegance.”
Winemaker Justin Bogaty believes that the wine’s great spice undercurrents will give it the potential to be an even more interesting wine with appropriate bottle aging. So stock up, enjoy a few bottles, and cellar the rest for future evenings.
Congratulations to Veramar and to the various wine writers who continue to find their way to the fine pours from Virginia.