Veramar Earns International Recognition
02/27/2010

Veramar Vineyard’s 2007 Cabernet Franc garnered one of the highest scores ever awarded to a Virginia wine by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Calling the wine “Seductive” and highlighting the complex layers of blackberry, plum and cinnamon”

Online PR News – 27-February-2010 – – Contact: Justin Bogaty
Veramar Vineyard
540-955-5510
info@veramar.com

LOCAL WINE EARNS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

Northern Virginia – Veramar Vineyard’s 2007 Cabernet Franc garnered one of the highest scores ever awarded to a Virginia wine by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Calling the wine “Seductive” and highlighting the complex layers of blackberry, plum and cinnamon” the tasting panel found the wine to be among the best with a score of 87.

The Cabernet Franc also received accolades from across the pond. Finding the wine at a Kensington Whole Foods, British wine writer Jaime Goode remarked on the wine’s “lovely purity of fruit, and real old world elegance”. He scored the wine as a 90 and called the Veramar Cabernet Franc “really delicious and quite serious”

The expressive fruit character of the Cabernet Franc starts in the vineyard with active vineyard management designed to promote vitality and vigor in the vines. The 2007 Cabernet Franc also benefits from 12 months in French and American oak barrels where the well integrated undertones develop their complexity. A boutique winery by design, Veramar produced 350 cases of the 2007 Cabernet Franc.

Veramar Vineyards Winemaker Justin Bogaty said, “My goal is to grow wines that support Virginia as a leading wine region. Cabernet Franc has a rich history in Bordeaux as a blending grape. As an independent varietal, especially in our vineyards, the spice undercurrents are more pronounced. Based on the way the wine matured in the barrel, this profile may become more evident with appropriate bottle aging. The Veramar Cabernet Franc, like Virginia, is great now but has the potential to be even greater”.

Located less than an hour from Washington, DC, Veramar Vineyards’ one hundred acre estate is at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Northern Virginia winery and tasting room is open daily from Noon until 5 pm. For more information visit www.veramar.com or call 540-955-5510
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