A local selection from a Charlottesville-area winery (of course!). This is a bottle of Claret wine from Veritas vineyards in Afton. It’s an American Bordeaux, if you will, that sells for under $20. This bottle was a 2009 and was thoroughly enjoyed!
- color- dark plum
- aroma- fruity, light wood
- flavors- plum, slightly oaky, hint of spice
The winemakers’ description?
“The word Claret was originally an English term used to reference the pale colored table wines from Bordeaux. Claret 2010 is made up of a Bordeaux style blend of 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. The bouquet has a delicate balance of fruit and spice. The palate is soft, elegant, and fruit forward with layers of red and black cherry, blackberry and currant. The tannins give firm structure, leading to a soft but lingering finish. A great wine to enjoy with everything from hamburgers to pasta.”