Wines and more wines...and those darned fruit flies!
Since our first experience at Veritas was a good one, we decided to go to another winery. While we were driving to Veritas, we noticed the signs also pointing us towards the Afton Mountain Winery. It was so close we decided to drive another mile or two down the road and do another tasting. Since we attended the Towne Point Wine Festival, we were familiar with Afton Mountain Winery. The funniest thing was, we had a bottle of their Riesling in our ice chest back at the hotel. We never did get a chance to open the bottle so it's in the wine refrigerator waiting to be opened here shortly!
I figured we were on a roll so we would try something new at Afton Mountain. I really don't care for red wine so when I saw what they were offering for the tasting, I was thrilled. I cut my wine teeth on Chardonnays so I was very pleased to see we would be tasting an Unwooded Chardonnay and one that was done in French oak barrels. I have never seen a label that tells you that the wine was "Unwooded". When I tasted it I thought it was crisp and very light with no real lingering after taste. Then I tasted the oak aged Chardonnay and I could taste the oak very plainly. I preferred the Unwooded. I have no idea why. I usually drink Chardonnays that are aged in oak but for some reason the unwooded satisfied me.
So we bought another bottle of a white wine. Hubby tasted the reds and I did also but neither one of us liked them enough to make a purchase. I was happy to have the Unwooded. I will have to let you know how it tastes later. I know that we will go back to both Veritas and Afton Mountain again. We have two or three more wineries that we made purchases from when we went to the Towne Point Wine Festival. So we might hit those the next time we get a few days off. Just as a side note: there were those silly fruit flies at Afton Mountain too but not nearly as many. If they are around in the fall I wonder what they must be like in the harvest months?? UGH.