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Quick Pour: Chester Gap Cellars Cabernet Franc 2010

Producer: Chester Gap Cellars
Region: Northern Virginia, Virginia, USA
Price: $22
Vintage: 2010
Varietals: Cabernet Franc
ABV: 16.4%

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Quick Pour: Chester Gap Cellars Cuvée Manseng 2011

Producer: Chester Gap Cellars Region: Northern Virginia, Virginia Price: $19 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 60% Petit Manseng, 40% Viognier Winemaker Notes: “The Cuvee Manseng is a blend of 60% Petit Manseng and 40% Viognier. It has burst of pineapple aroma followed by pineapple/grapefruit on the palate. The residual sugar and acid are nicely balanced.” Virginia Pour House Notes:  This Virginia white blend is vibrant with passion fruit, candied apricot, and a plethora of citrus fruit. Nuances of tropical fruit and spice cut through the acidity and balance out the palate leaving behind fresh, ripe tropical fruit. A true Summer sipper but will pair great with white fish over the next year or so. Drink now for optimal enjoyment.   Producer: Chester Gap Cellars Region: Northern Virginia, Virginia Price: $19 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 60% Petit Manseng, 40% Viognier Winemaker Notes: “The Cuvee Manseng is a blend of 60% Petit Manseng and 40% …

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Chester Gap Cellars; Revisiting a NoVA Gem

Take a peak at my latest review for AmericanWineryGuide.com, as I cover my recent visit to Chester Gap Cellars, including some tasting notes covering the new Cuvée Manseng. “After a five year search for the perfect terroir and an incredible view, Bernd and Kristi Jung started Chester Gap Cellars in 2000. Bernd, a former Olympic water skier from Germany, began to plot out his land to provide what turned out to be the perfect conditions for growing some of the best wine grapes in Northern Virginia. Just off of Route 522 in Front Royal, Chester Gap Cellars sits at an altitude of 1,000 feet, overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains and the hills of Southeast Piedmont. If you are looking for a relaxing and tranquil experience, look no further. Upon reaching the iconic roadside barrel bearing the Chester Gap Cellars sign, visitors follow a narrow dirt road leading through the gates …

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Chester Gap Cellars; Some of Summer’s Best

I’ve written about Chester Gap Cellars a couple times before. The Viognier, specifically the Reserve, is to die for. While I was out and about on the trails picking up wine for my 4th of July trip to Rhode Island, I was craving some great whites to drink while at the beach or on the boat. My good friend back home, Chris, shot me a couple hundred dollars to pick up some Virginia Wine for him. This reminded me of Maxim Magazine’s celebrity challenge where they give a celebrity $848 to see how they would spend it. The first place that I went to was Boxwood Winery, where I scooped up a bottle of the 2010 Topiary for my collection and a bottle of the 2011 Rose for the trip. The next stop was Chester Gap Cellars. After a recent visit to Paradise Springs, Chris was ranting about the Petit …

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#WW Selection: Chester Gap 2010 Petit Manseng

This past weekend, after finally getting around to visiting Glen Manor Vineyards, I decided to take a swing by Chester Gap Cellars. My original intention was to stop by and grab a bottle of the 2009 Reserve Viognier, but to my disappointment they were completely out. So that being said, I decided to give in for a tasting; Can’t go wrong when the tasting fee is waved for purchasing a bottle and we all know how much I enjoy Chester Gap’s offerings. Regardless, the bottle I ended up picking up was the 2010 Petit Manseng. Higher in residual sugar than I drink regularly, I was still very much pleased with the overall quality of the wine. Being Wine Wednesday, I try to rotate a red and a white, off setting week to week. Tonight I was in the mood for some spicy Mexican food, and after defrosting some beef, there …

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Chester Gap Cellars: The Gap between great Viognier and AMAZING.

After a lovely fall afternoon in the Front Royal area, and a quick stop by one of my favorite vineyards (Rappahannock Cellars), we stumbled upon Chester Gap Cellars. This vineyard is located on top of probably the most gorgeous valleys in Front Royal. Picturesque as words can describe, the vineyard is run by a super friendly family. The tasting room isn’t much to look at, a few planks of wood over some old oak barrels, but the view makes up for where the tasting room lacks. The wine selections are nothing short of great. Specifically the Viognier and the Viognier Reserve! These Viognier selections could be the BEST that I have had in the Northern Virginia area that I have tasted. If it’s not, it’s damn close! Citrus and honey to the nose with strong tones of peach and green apple. The taste is very crisp and extremely smooth on …

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Tasting Event: Chester Wine Society’s Virginia Wine Vertical Tasting and Exploration

This past weekend, I was invited to pour and lead a discussion in Richmond, Virginia at a Chester Wine Society gathering. My fiance’s mother, Cindi, helped start the wine loving group as a way to explore and expand their knowledge of wines from all over the world, as well as bring together great people. We drove down from DC fresh off of our flight from California wine country and brought two vertical tastings: Chester Gap Cellars Viognier Reserves from 2010-2012 and 2011 Cabernet Francs from Rappahannock Cellars, Fabbioli Cellars, and Berry Hill Vineyard. I also included a bottle of the Rappahannock Cabernet Franc Reserve from 2010 to compare and contrast how vastly different vintage years could be. We all took part in open discussion, enjoyed some great finger foods, and voted on our favorites from the group. We begin first with the vertical tasting of Chester Gap Cellars Viognier Reserve, …

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