John’s August Pick of the Month

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Barrel Oak Winery




Barrel Oak Winery 2009 Norton

Norton is Virginia’s own grape with a storied history dating to the 1820s.  Winemakers Sharon Roeder and Rick Tagg have captured the unique character of the grape with their 2009 rendition, aged—in what else—Virginia White Oak.      The wine casts a deep garnet hue in the glass and displays floral and chocolate notes on the nose with a blueberry and a coffee spice palate.  Pair this hearty Old Dominion red with baby back ribs and homemade fries.  Drink now through 2013.

Barrel Oak Winery is located 3623 Grove Lane, Delaplane, VA.  The winery is opened Wednesday thru Monday 11am to 6pm; Friday and Saturday 11am to 9pm; and closed on Tuesdays.  (540) 364-6402.

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