& Merlot blend
Retail Price: $24
Notes: A wonderful find for the price, there's
no question why this wine is sweeping competitions across the East Coast.
Its earthy nose gives a sense of its origin, leading to the surprise
of full, forward, fresh fruit on the palate. A raw, wild and bohemian
wine - what else would you expect from a Virginian winemaker? (Date
Yes, Virginia, you do make some fine wines. And near the top of the
state's achievers would have to be this little winery from Roanoke.
Run by the husband-and-wife team of Jim and Debra Vascik, both the
winery's granite soil-grown Syrah and Götterdämmerung, the Cheval
Blanc-style blend, have quickly become benchmark wines for the East
6500 Chestnut Rd.
City: Roanoke, VA
Web site: valhallawines.com