John’s October Pick of the Month

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2007 Merlot


Chester Gap CellarsBernd Jung is the quintessential Virginia small owner-operator winemaker producing impressive wines. His ’07 Merlot is a full-bodied rendition of a grape generally known as an easy drinker. From the rich garnet color to the deeply imbued aromas and palate of blackberry, chocolate and spice, this bottling bespeaks handcrafted wine from start to finish. Pair this robust red with Rosemary Rack of Lamb and Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes. Drink now through 2011.

Chester Gap Cellars is located at 4615 Remount, Front Royal, VA and situated at the crest of Chester Gap. The winery offers sweeping views of Rappahannock County from its tasting room deck, and is opened January 9 to December 21, Friday Noon to 5 PM; Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM; and Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM. (540) 636-8086. www.chestergapcellars.com.


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