Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
As the offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, the varietal Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most commonly found wines in the world, and in our cooler Virginia climate, these grapes excel, though in a way that’s distinct from a California Cabernet Sauvignon. We take a classical approach by harvesting from southern-facing slopes, giving the grapes extended sun exposure. This highlights the sweet tobacco and red plum aromatics while preserving the tannins and acidity this varietal is known for. The extended maceration of the skins and long barrel aging help to enhance this vintage’s flavors of cranberry, sour cherry, and leather. Easily one of our best pairing wines.
Nose: sweet tobacco, red plum, black pepper, wet straw, limestone
Palate: cranberry, sour cherry, polished leather
Finish: medium body, acid, and tannin