Afton Mountain Methode Champonoise 2008 not released yes, 50% pinot noir 50% chardonnay.  Traditionally hand riddled bubbly.

All estate fruit.  Nice crisp green apple, bubbles are a bit big but this is really impressive for a Virginia wine.  YES you CAN change a wine brats mind!  Retails for $30, and only 200 cases were produced.

This is a great example of sparkling wine that is not either Champagne or sparkling from California which I love, but from an alternative region.  This is a nice sparkler that could be a tad colder – but – in 100degree heat and 100% humidity, what can I say.

 

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