I’ve been tasting the best of the Virginia Governor’s Cup wines for a few years now, and the 2016 winners are the best bunch yet. This year, judges winnowed their top 12 from about 430 bottles for the Virginia Governor’s Cup Case.
The current batch of winners provides a great way to explore what is happening in this dynamic wine-producing state. While some of my favorite producers do not submit wines for the competition (Linden, RdV), there are plenty of intriguing and delicious Virginia wines deserving of recognition.
These wines were received as trade samples and tasted sighted.
2014 Michael Shaps Petit Manseng Honah Lee - Virginia, Central Virginia, Monticello
|For my palate, this is the cream of the crop.|