On April 19 Virginia ABC offered 60 cases of 2017 Governor’s Cup Gold Medal Wines through our limited availability products program. Recipients awarded the opportunity to purchase a case will be notified by May 1. The assortment of six award-winning bottles for $199.99 includes:
Crosskeys Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Franc
- This old-world classic has a deep ruby color, an aroma of raspberry jam, lavender and thyme and a dense palate with a lively sour cherry flavor.
Valley Road Vineyards 2014 Petit Verdot
- This big Virginia red is 100% Petit Verdot. Nearly two years in oak produced a bold dark fruit nose and subdued tannins with a soft mouth feel and a long finish.
King Family Vineyards 2014 Loreley - Made with 100% Petit Manseng, this wine delivers rich flavors of baked apricot. On the nose, delicate floral notes are surrounded by aromas of kumquat, pineapple and a savory smokiness.
King Family Vineyards 2014 Petit Verdot - Aged for 21 months, this wine has a complex balance. On the nose, dark notes of tar, licorice and blueberry are present. The palate integrates flavors of oak, cedar and spice.
Sunset Hills Vineyard 2012 Mosaic - A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from the 2012 harvest, this full-bodied wine with a powerful tannic grip has aromatics of ripe plum, Indian spices, coffee and nutmeg.
Barboursville Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Franc - This intense and tannically vivid offering has a remarkably soft palate with flavors of ripe red berries and caramelised notes of fig, cherry and plum.