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Snooth User: ChipDWood

Vote for your favorite Virginia Winery...

Posted by ChipDWood, Aug 6, 2009.

Just wanted to throw this out there for you Virginia Vino Lovers.

Pretty cool little site actually. Plus, if you can guess which winery this picture is of, you get entered into a sweepstakes to win tickets to different events around the Commonwealth.


Reply by rhill2990, Aug 6, 2009.

I like Chrysalis Vineyards in Middleburg VA.

Reply by ChipDWood, Aug 8, 2009.

That's on my list. There are several prominent ones that I've yet to hit, Chrysalis being in the top 3. Anything from theirs' in particular that you like?

Reply by Jimmy Cocktail, Aug 9, 2009.

I'll tell you what, I've been going to Chrysalis since they opened several years ago. Most of their wines are ho hum (yes you must endure another Virginia Norton) but two things stand out to me. Their Sarah's Patio White is a nice sit on the back deck sort of summer wine even if it is a bit on the sweet side. On the other side is something they've released in the past year, their 2006 Tannat. I've thrown one of these in my cellar as I want to see how it is going to hold up for a few years. I thought it is the first offering from this winery that is worthy of a broader audience than the local winery visitors.

Reply by rhill2990, Aug 11, 2009.

I regret not being able to get back with you sooner. I have been out of town for a few days. I visited Chrysalis several years ago, when I was living in Virginia. They had been at a Virginia wine festival and I enjoyed their wines well enough to go visit the winery. I enjoy locally produced wines and I think they had some very nice selections. I had a great time visiting the winery and talking with them. I would guess that I enjoyed their Voignier. I regret not being able to guide you more specifically.

Reply by ChipDWood, Aug 12, 2009.

Tell me Jimmy: Was the "Sarah's Patio White" a blend that contained at least some instance of Seyval Blanc?

Perhaps even Chardonell?

That grape; Seyval Blanc", and it's progeny could spell a beginning to a new world.

...Ang those who know me know

i don't ,ean that in any way lightly.



Reply by ChipDWood, Aug 12, 2009.

Ya know, if I could spell, at all, while eating pizza.

Reply by Jimmy Cocktail, Aug 13, 2009.

Chip, I don't think so. It is a blend on the sweeter side and I believe that the main component is Vigonier.

Reply by crksing, Aug 27, 2009.

Check out Pollack in Greenwood, Virginia. A relatively new vineyard but their Petit Verdot and Durant Red are two of my favorites.

Also, is an excellent resource for wine in Central Virginia.

Reply by ChipDWood, Aug 27, 2009.

That's a great link to the Monticello wine trail: . I think a good suggestion to the fellas who run the communities would be some sort of ability to list helpful links that relate to each group.

One in a list of lists of things to consider.

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