Narmada Winery Yash-Vir 2014, a red bordeaux-blend, was named Best of Class at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Over 7,000 entries from 28 states were judged, making this the largest competition for American wines in the world. According to the organizers, the Best of Class award “provides consumers with an easy reference guide to delicious and affordable wines based on insights from industry specialists.”

Narmada Yash-Vir 2014 will also make its debut in Wine Enthusiast Magazine in April, with a review and rating of 90 points. This is the first time a Narmada wine will appear in a national publication. Wine Enthusiast Magazine was founded in 1988 and delivers wine, spirits and beer reviews as well as wine news, features, travel, recipes and more in both print and online formats.

Narmada Yash-Vir Virginia wineNarmada Yash-Vir 2014 is made with the classic Bordeaux grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. It is a compelling wine, rich mahogany in color with evocative aromas of black fruits and cedar. On the palate, deep black cherry and cassis notes are etched with nuances of sage and bayleaf. Medium tannin and vibrant acidity contribute to the lingering, well-structured finish.

Food affinities include dishes such as Lamb, Seared Duck Breast with Caramelized Turnips; and Mushroom “Steak” with Lentils, Smoked Paprika and Garlic Cream.

Narmada Yash-Vir 2014 retails for $38 and is available at the winery at 43 Narmada Lane, Amissville, VA 20106 and through the winery’s online store.