A pre-release! Our flagship red wine created from a blend of our best grapes of the vintage, and then meticulously aged in French oak barrels. Blended from 32% Petit Verdot, 27% Cab Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, and 20% Cab Franc. 500 cases produced. Pairs well with Wood Smoked Tri-Tip
Aromas of fig, plum and cedar. Flavors of rhubarb, vanilla and butterscotch
Heavy shale and limestone slopes with south/southeast aspect between 1000'-1200' elevation. Dry farmed using sustainable practices.
Individual small lot fermentations in bin or tank. Some lots allowed to age on skins after primary fermentation for up to 3 weeks. Aged in French oak for 14 months.
2014 was a good growing season in Virginia with consistently warm, dry weather throughout the season. The fruit came in with good phenolics and balanced chemistry. Red fruit came in with small berries, due to the lack water, resulting in rich, tannic wines.