Open That Bottle of Virginia Wine Day: Saturday, March 27th
Joining Open that Bottle of Virginia Wine Day 2021 is easy:
- Buy a bottle (or pack) of Virginia wine (or cider) and open on Saturday, March 27.
- Post picture(s) online — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Share why you selected that particular bottle. Use hashtag: #OpenVAWine
- Enjoy the wine with a meal and family.
- Optional: Join us on Zoom at 5pm for a tasting and discussion with winemakers.
Consider choosing Bluestone's library wines, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon and/or the 2010 Merlot. These wines fit into the originally premise of this event that it is a ‘celebration of friends, family and memories during which all of us finally drink that wine that is otherwise simply too special to open.’
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect example of how good wine is made in the vineyard. Dark cherry color with a garnet rim, flawless fruit shapes this big wine. Vanilla on the nose, the mid-palate brings hints of smoke and cedar. Dark cherries linger on the finish, extending the oak into the next sip. Since its original release in 2011, it has mellowed and smoothed out with a raisin flavor. This wine was featured in an article in Saveur Magazine as one of 37 Great American Wines. It's most notable achievement is it was featured in the inaugural Governor's Case in 2012 and served at the Governor's Mansion.
2010 Merlot is another example of a great wine from a great harvest year. These grapes came from Silver Creek Vineyard when we first started working with their crop. It is medium-bodied wine with softer tannins than it's Bordeaux style relatives. Merlot pairs well with Italian sausages, lams, and beef stews as well as hearty pasta dishes. It is also great with Gouda, provolone, and Monterey Jack cheese.