One may not think of Virginia as a hotspot for wine but RdV Vineyards’ 2016 Rendezvous, a Bordeaux-style red blend, aims to make it so (along with vintner Rutger de Vink’s other vintages and styles). Composed of 36% merlot, 35% cabernet sauvignon and 29% cab franc grapes (all sustainable farmed), 60% of the luscious liquid spends time in new oak. It’s a hefty 14.1% alcohol and pairs deliciously with heartier foods. RdV donates $5 to the World Central Kitchen with each bottle purchased.
2016 Rendezvous Wine