The Rappahannock County winery’s Cabernet Franc Reserve 2013 was additionally awarded as the Best of Category – Cabernet Franc winner for the Gold Medal.
“We are delighted to be among the 38 Gold Medal Winners from Virginia,” remarked Narmada’s owner and winemaker Sudha Patil. “Receiving the Best of Show is quite an honor among such a prestigious array of distinguished wines.”
“Aromas suggest spice and earth underpinned by a hint of violet. On the palate, full and rich, laden with berry, clove and black pepper. Good acidity and tannic grip ensure a long-lived wine. Finish is earthy, rounded with coffee and beguiling violet nuances,” reads Sudha Patil’s tasting notes for the Narmada Winery Cabernet Franc Reserve 2013. Recommended pairings include two vegetarian dishes and Sudha’s favorite lamb recipe of wild mushroom risotto, vegetable jalfrezi and Indian-spiced lamb chops.
Out of the 467 wines entered at the Atlantic Seaboard competition, 73 Gold Medals went to Virginia wineries. Other Rappahannock wineries including Gray Ghost Vineyards and Magnolia Vineyards were also recipients of medals at the competition.