John’s March Pick of the Month

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Shirland Syrah


Owner & winegrower Jim Dolphin has a created a wine with origins from the Northern Rhone Valley in France. This 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier blend spent eighteen months in French oak and exhibits a rich, dark garnet color with a full-bodied palate of black fruit, spice, toasty notes and a silky finish. This rich tasting red will pair well with Tenderloin steak with Gorgonzola butter and rosemary potatoes. Drink now through 2014.

Delaplane Cellars is located at 2187 Winchester Road, Delaplane, VA. The winery sits on a ridge in far western Fauquier County with dramatic views of the rolling hills and mountains of the Virginia Piedmont. The tasting room is opened April to November, Friday through Sunday 11 AM till 5 PM; Monday through Thursday by appointment; and weekends only from December to March. (540) 592-7210. www.delaplanecellars.com

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