Its Regional Wine Week at DrinkLocalWine.com so we are posting as much about Virginia wine as we can. Regional Wine Week is a perfect compliment to Virginia Wine Month. Our Saturday dinner wine was the 2007 Cabernet Franc from Rappahannock Cellars. We had this wine with herbed chicken and seasoned wild rice. It paired beautifully with the meal.
On the nose we noticed some earth, cherry, currents, and pepper. In the mouth we noted mixed berries, pepper, and a velvety finish. This one is unfiltered. We found some sediment at the bottom of our glasses but that’s not a bad thing. One thing we did notice was this one got better the longer it was open. After a while the fruit characteristics really came forward. We ended up wanted more once the bottle was empty.