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Tasting Notes: Lake Anna Barrel Select Chardonnay (VA)

23 Feb
Lake Anna Winery at VA Wine Showcase 2012

Credit: Tonya Evans (Eric, Amy & another member of the LA family)

There’s something delightfully irreverent about the nose on this Barrel Select 2010 Chardonnay.

For those who prefer naked Chardonnay (aka steel barrel aged rather than oak aged) this may not be for you. But for me? This is a little bundle of wonderful. Smoky, nutty, vanilla characteristics in the nose that also show up on the first approach to the palette and definitely linger on the finish. I also detect some apricot and ripe peach.

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JoyoftheTable.com to Attend the VA Food & Wine Showcase Feb 18-19!

8 Feb

So I even love their tagline … “Wouldn’t it be fun if the DC Metro could whisk us all away to Virginia Wine Country? And my answer?

A resounding yes!

I’ve been so busy in my regular life that I’ve woefully neglected my passion for all things wine. But thanks to the VA Food & Wine Showcase, that is all about to change.

I’ve desired to visit Virginia wine country for a long time. I’ve heard amazing things about wine production in Virginia and I’m convinced without even crossing the Mason-Dixon line that Virginia isn’t just for lovers but also for lovers of wine.

Virginia Wine Country travels to DC for The 7th Annual Virginia Wine Showcase, the premier artisan wine event on the East Coast. This 2012 event will be held at Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

Attendees will taste over 200 artisan wines from Virginia and Learn from industry pros with a full slate of culinary seminars led by the regions best chefs and sommeliers! The best part “in this economy”, as some like to say, all seminars and unlimited wine tastings at the Virginia Wine Showcase are included in the ticket fee. And if you stay at the event hotel, you can upgrade your one-day ticket to a two-pass event pass!

This is what I call “wine winning”. For more information, visit VAWineShowcase.org.

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