Football is back and for the Redskin’s pre-season opener we popped the cork on the Virginia Wineworks’ White 2006 - a white wine blend consisting of 65% Viognier and 35% Vidal Blanc. Virginia Wineworks is a new partnership of Philip Stafford and Michael Shaps that was founded in 2007. Many of you Virginia wine lovers will recognize Michael Shaps name from Jefferson Vineyards and Kings Family Vineyards. I personally recall some very nice Viognier examples he has crafted.
Virginia Wineworks also serves as a custom crush facility for local growers, winemakers, hobbyists, and enthusiasts who do not have their own winemaking facility. Virginia Wineworks is open by appointment only for tasting and sales. Their wines can also be found at most local Total Wine stores. This particular wine, the Virginia Wineworks’ White 2006, is a fun, easy-drinking quaffing wine, and it was exactly what we were looking for to pair with our picnic lunches while tailgating. Let’s see what’s inside, shall we?
Review: The Virginia Wineworks’ White 2006 is an easy drinking, fruit forward dry wine, literally ripe for spring or summer time sipping. Bright and inviting aromas of stone and citrus fruit follow through to the palate with good balance and refreshing acidity. There is nothing overly flashy or complex here, just a good everyday drinking white blend for $12. Enjoy this wine on its own, or with just about anything you would pack in a picnic basket.
Price: $15 Alcohol Percentage: 13% Enclosure: Real Cork
(Note: This wine can also be found at most local Total Wine stores for $12)
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