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Visiting Delaplane Cellars

On a gorgeous Sunday morning we headed out to Delaplane Cellars to pick up Warren’s club wines. We decided to taste the current line up of wines on the tasting menu.
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We tasted the 2012 Rose before but this time it seemed to have developed nicely since our last taste. It’s a blend of merlot, cab franc, and cab sauv. It was crisp and clean with strawberry notes throughout.
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The 2011 Merlot seems to be coming around as well. In the past it has not been our favorite but this time we noted flavors we had not savored before. Black cherry notes seem to prevail with a hint of minerality. We’re glad to see it’s coming together as time goes on.
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After picking up Warren’s wine club wines we each enjoyed a glass of wine with a baguette and some cheese. Being a club member and being on the “pick up” option insures we visit Delaplane once a quarter. It’s nice to keep up with how the wines are developing and get to taste the current line up. If you haven’t been to Delaplane Cellars lately, plan a trip and we you do, tell them Virginia Wine Time sent you.

1 Comment

  1. Jack and Helen Dail, Washington State

    Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Warren and Paul: When visiting our son and daughter-in-law in Vienna, Virginia, this past Christmas, they took us to Delaplane Cellars Winery for the first time. Being from the Seattle area we have a lot of excellent wineries to chose from but we were very eager to visit Delaplane Cellars. Although it is winter and the leaves are off the trees I could only imagine what the area surrounding Delaplane must look like in the spring and fall. It is simply a beautiful area with its rolling hills and neighboring horse farms. Carol was our pourer and added to our fun time at the winery. We had our five tastings, each one better than the next. The 2011 CINQ3 I feel in love with, but the 2012 TANNAT stole my heart! They said this wine would only get better in the months to come. During our visit with our son and after sharing a few bottle of wine together, my son was able to help me understand what tastes I might be experiencing. We ended up taking our two favorites back home with us. We can’t wait to return to Delaplane Cellars on our return visit to the Virginia. I just wanted to share my experience with you and say that we highly recommend Delaplane Cellars to your readers. Thank you!

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