There were eight wines on the tasting sheet that day. First up was the 2011 Rose - nick-named "Fizzy Lizzie" ($20), an off-dry, "fizzy" version made of a blend of 63 percent Cabernet Franc, 25 percent Merlot, and 12 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. The tasting room staff had named this "Fizzy Lizzie rose" after one of the Delamare daughters working in the tasting room. The wine had good fruit flavor, only a hint of sweetness, and nice "fizz." We were surprised about how much we liked this wine and purchased a bottle.
Next up were the whites. Right now that means the 2011 Viognier ($23) and the 2010 Chardonnay ($23). Both were good examples of solid Virginia white wines. We took home both the Viognier and the Chardonnay.
Huntly, VA 22640