John’s September Pick of the Month

By Posted on Sep 25 2009 | By


2007 Cabernet Sauvignon


Proprietor, winemaker and B&B owner Jimm East has produced a fine example of a rich Virginia Cabernet Sauvignon, a grape that can be a bit of a challenge to grow in the Old Dominion. From its deep garnet hues, to aromas redolent with smoke and black cherry, and finishing with a palate of black fruit and cassis, this is a serious red for serious wine drinkers. Pair this fifteen-month oak aged black beauty with Prime Rib and Yukon Gold potatoes. Drink now through 2013.

Sharp Rock Vineyards is located off Route 231—on one of its prettiest stretches in Virginia—at 5 Sharp Rock Road, Sperryville, VA 22740. The vineyards lay in the shadow of Old Rag Mountain and the quaint, rustic tasting room is opened from February through December, Friday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm. (540) 987-8020.

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