One More Virginia Wine

I know, another Virginia wine. I promise to the other 45 states, the reviews are forthcoming. I wanted to take the opportunity to review a red I enjoyed during my recent visit to Northern Virginia. The wine, a 2007 Cabernet Franc, is produced by Fabbioli Cellars in Leesburg, Virginia. Another great Loudoun County winery, Fabbioli Cellars is owned and operated by the highly regarded winemaker, Doug Fabbioli.

Fabbioli Cellars 2007 Cabernet Franc
Fabbioli Cellars 2007 Cabernet Franc

The wine clocks in at 12.5% alcohol and retails for $24.99. Medium-bodied and fruit forward, the wine displayed nice fruit and spice characteristics on the nose. In the mouth, raspberry, red cherry, and pepper. A great example of a Virginia Cabernet Franc, delicious from start to finish.

The 2007 vintage will be remembered as one of Virginia’s best, with wineries across the state producing beautiful and balanced reds. What is your favorite Cabernet Franc (no matter the state)? I’d love to read your comments.

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One thought on “One More Virginia Wine

  1. Fans of sweet reds should also try Doug Fabbioli’s Raspberry Merlot; it’s become a favorite around the region and fans have been known to travel for miles to buy a bottle. 🙂

    If you’d like to get a bottle from the man himself — and learn about wine and the winemaking process from an industry expert — join Reston Limousine on our upcoming wine tour of Fabbioli Cellars and Lost Creek Winery & Vineyards on Sept. 5. For details, visit http://www.restonlimo.com.

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