Mar 27, 2012

Quick stop at Narmada


When we arrived at Narmada on a rainy early afternoon the place was empty.  Just a little while later it was full.  Things sure can change fast, sometimes.

We had an enjoyable time doing a tasting and talking to Lori Corcoran.  Lori has just returned from Chile and filled us in on her trip.  We learned a few things while we tasted Narmada's wines.  New on this visit was the 2010 Gulabi. This year's vintage of this nearly totally dry Rose wine is made from Chambourcin and Chardonel and aged in stainless steel.  No Concord in this wine this year, which we think is a good thing.

Carol talking to Lori Corcoran
After our tasting, we bought a couple bottles of wine at Narmada.  We purchased the 2009 Melange to replace the bottle we opened at our charity fund raiser.  Melange ($23) is a blend of 40 percent Cabernet Franc, 40 percent Merlot, 10 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10 percent Tannat.  We also purchased the 2010 Midnight ($21), which is 100 percent Chambourcin aged in stainless steel tanks with French oak with 1.6 percent residual sugar. It's always been a favorite of Carol's.  That bit of sweetness really enhances the fruit flavors of Midnight.

Narmada Winery 43 Narmada Lane
Amissville, Virginia 20106

540-937-8215

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