Jun 17 2009
Varietal: Blended Red Wine (Touriga and Cabernet Franc)
Region: US – Virginia
A popular blend of a Portugese and Virginia grape, this red wine offers light garnet coloring, rich aromas of plum with balanced acidity and just enough soft tannins to make it an excellent pairing for pasta or red meat such as veal.
Recommendations: If you’ve been reading this blog at all, you know that I’m a big fan of Grayhaven Winery. The Sojourn is no exception to that. Light in color but with great flavors, this medium-bodied red pairs well with various foods, but is just as enjoyable by itself. The light tannins on the finish make it a good pairing for pasta, but as they’re not overwhelming you can pair this with somewhat lighter fare and it will still compliment whatever you’re eating.
If you’re a fan of either Touriga or Cabernet Franc, or just looking to try something new, the Sojourn from Grayhaven is definitely worth trying. Go visit them too, everybody there is incredibly nice and they have a great winery to spend an afternoon at.