Veramar Vineyardâ€™s 2007 Cabernet Franc garnered one of the highest scores ever awarded to a Virginia wine by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Calling the wine â€śSeductiveâ€ť and highlighting the complex layers of blackberry, plum and cinnamonâ€ť
Online PR News – 27-February-2010 – – Contact: Justin Bogaty
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Northern Virginia â€“ Veramar Vineyardâ€™s 2007 Cabernet Franc garnered one of the highest scores ever awarded to a Virginia wine by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Calling the wine â€śSeductiveâ€ť and highlighting the complex layers of blackberry, plum and cinnamonâ€ť 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 wineâ€™s â€ślovely purity of fruit, and real old world eleganceâ€ť. He scored the wine as a 90 and called the Veramar Cabernet Franc â€śreally delicious and quite seriousâ€ť
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, â€śMy 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 greaterâ€ť.
Located less than an hour from Washington, DC, Veramar Vineyardsâ€™ 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