Early Mountain Young White, Vidal Blanc
Virginia 2019 (750 ml)
Part of Early Mountain's exploration into hybrid grapes, this is 100% Vidal Blanc, farmed locally and sustainably without the use of pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. Ben Jordan, the winemaker, thinks hybrid grapes--those varietals bred from European and American grapes to withstand colder temps and disease--are Virginia's best bet for natural wines. This shows ripe peach and orange blossom, along with meyer lemon, and a nice acidic lift thanks to the Shenandoah Valley fruit.