One of the most exciting wines produced in Virginia is not a
Viognier, and it’s not a Cabernet Franc or Petit Verdot, either. (Though
there is definitely some excitement with those three grapes in the Old
Dominion!) No, the wine that really gets Todd Thrasher, award-winning
sommelier of Restaurant Eve in Old Town Alexandria, Va., excited is an
Albarino from Chrysalis Vineyards in Middleburg, Va. Watch this short
film clip to see why Thrasher should be writing wine reviews …. I
mean, “a smokin’ representation of what Virginia wine can be.” … I can’t top that.
more discussion of the Chrysalis Albarino in our lengthy dialogue about
Loudoun County wines, to be posted later this week right here on Dave McIntyre’s WineLine.)
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