Take a grape like Pinotage (a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault) and grow it in Virginia and guess what, it's a very good wine! Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is earthy with black cherries, mushrooms and slight clove. Light to medium bodied. On the palate, nice black cherry fruit with underlying damp earthiness. Some depth. Nice finish. This is slightly sweet but very smooth and easy to drink. It drinks nicely on its own and will work with meaty foods. Beef stroganoff would be a good choice.
This is a rose made from Cabernet Franc and Merlot in Virginia. Light pink in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with strawberries and some watermelon. Light to medium bodied. On the palate, this is crisp and clean. It drinks quite easily and there is nice watermelon fruit. Moderate finish. This drinks well on its own but should work with all but the heaviest of meat dishes. Drink over the next year.