Enjoy this duo of our Cabernets!
Cabernet Franc is considered a signature grape of our wine-growing region, and we celebrate it as such. This 2020 vintage is one of our most versatile wines, highlighting the varietal's specific aromatics while bringing out the subtle textures that reside in the grape’s skin. Here you’ll find notes of sour cherry and pomegranate with hints of raspberry, blackberry, and roasted pepper on the palate, and a finish that has a pleasant acidity. We recommend enjoying glasses by the fire or backyard grill or with family around the table.
Cabernet Sauvignon is 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 2020 vintage 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.
Cabernet Franc 2020: 75% Cabernet Franc, 15% Tannat, 10% Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon 2020: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 8% Tannat, 1% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot