I recently took advantage of a sunny autumn day and paid a visit to another one of my favorite Loudoun wineries, Corcoran Vineyards. Corcoran Vineyards is located in the historic village of Waterford and is owned by Jim and Lori Corcoran.
A few new things to note at Corcoran Vineyards: owner Lori Corcoran is now the winemaker, and from what I hear out of the tasting room, her 2007 reds will be worth the wait, so be sure to join the mailing list or check the web site for release dates. Additionally, Lori and Kim, the in-house sommelier and tasting room manager, are bloggers, so click on the link to check out the new Corcoran Winery Blog. By the way, having an in-house sommelier or someone with genuine wine knowledge is a big plus in the tasting room – 9 times out of 10 it makes your tasting experience more personalized, and can also be very enlightening for those new to wine who are eager to learn more.
Seyval Blanc 2006: Fun, Lively, and Citrusy
The current line-up of wines being tasted are the aromatic Viognier 2007, Chardonnay 2007, the Benevino Traminette 2007, Chambourcin 2006, Cabernet Franc 2006, Malbec 2006, Meritage 2006, and last, but not least, the off-dry Seyval Blanc 2006. I felt like something fun and easy-drinking after having some hearty reds in the early part of the day, so I opted for the Seyval Blanc 2006. I have heard this described as a “margarita in a bottle”. What I found in my glass was lemon, lime, zest, fruitiness, and a pinch or two, perhaps even three, of sweetness, all in an easy-drinking lively wine.
Happy Sipping! On what was likely the last warm day of 2008
In closing friends, fall and winter are great times to visit Corcoran Vineyards. Enjoy wine, cheese, and crackers in the warm 18th century log cabin farm house – nothing like mixing wine with a little bit of Virginia history, right? Also, mark your calendars for November 22nd when Corcoran Vineyards will host the launch of Benevino Vineyards wines, where a vertical tasting of Benevino Vineyards Cabernet Franc grapes from numerous wineries will be offered. When you visit Corcoran Vineyards, friends, be sure to let them know you read about them on Dezel’s VA Vine Spot Blog.
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