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Whites & Rose

 

 

2018 Virginia Rose / $18                                                                      

Nose: Pink grapefruit, apples, honeysuckle
Taste: White peach & apple with warm, smooth finish

Pairing: Waldorf salad, chicken (any recipe), sushi or Thai      

Winemaker notes: 100% Cab Franc, 36 hours on the skins

 

2017 Estate Viognier  / $26                                                  

Nose: White peach, honeysuckle & pear

Taste: Smooth, round mouth feel. Peach with orange peel on the finish   

Pairing: Eggs Benedict, white fish, lightly spiced chicken, artichoke bruschetta, Margarita pizza

Winemaker notes: Barrel fermented neutral oak 10 months, 100% Estate grown, Silver Medal 2019 VA Governor’s cup

 

2017 Estate Chardonnay / $24                                            

Nose: Honeysuckle, peach, orange blossom

Taste: White peach, pear and a bit of lemon tartness

Pairing: White pizza, roasted chicken, quiche, mac-n-cheese

Winemaker notes: Barrel fermented 25% new oak for

9 months, 100% Estate grown

 

2017  Cycle 76 / $20                                                               

Nose: Tropical fruit with a hint of banana

Taste: Lots of peach with a bit of juicy watermelon

Pairing: Baked Brie, shrimp & grits or apple pie

Winemaker notes: Pinot Gris, stainless steel fermentation.

 

Middle Fork White / $20        

Nose: Honeysuckle and pineapple

Taste: Complex blend of almond, apricot & honey with a grapefruit finish

Pairing: Bruschetta, antipasto, glazed ham or chicken, fresh strawberry pie

Winemaker notes: Late harvest Pinot Gris, barrel fermented Viognier & Chardonnay, touch of Petit Manseng

 

2017 Petit Manseng - dessert wine / $22

Note: Granny smith apples, ripe pear & apricot

Taste: Pear, apricot & apple with a sweet tart finish

Pairing: Thai dishes, Waldorf salad, cheesecake, baked apples

Winemaker Notes: 9 months neutral oak, 6% RS

Reds

 

First Crush                                                                           $22

Nose: Dark cherry, vanilla & caramelized apples

Taste: Fruity, especially raspberry, light tannins

Pairing: Turkey & cranberries, Wahoo BBQ, baked brie, chips & guacamole at Halftime 

Winemaker Notes: Bordeaux blend of 25% Cab Franc, 25% Cab Sauvignon & 25% Merlot, 25% Petit Verdot, French Oak (38% new)

 

2017 Merlot                                            $26                                                                  

Nose: Harvest spices, dark cherry & licorice  

Taste: Tart cherry, a bit of leather & a long fruity finish

Pairing: Shepherd’s Pie, lamb chops, pasta alfredo, pecan pie, walk through the autumn woods

Winemaker Notes: 80% Merlot, 20% Cab Sauvignon, French oak (33% new) for 20 months oak

 

2016 Meritage                                                                        $32

Nose: Cherry with a touch of vanilla

Taste: Oak & vanilla with a bit of cherry & plum, smooth finish

Pairing: Prime rib, duck, potatoes au gratin, coquilles au Jacques,

dark chocolate—maybe chocolate mousse

Winemaker Notes: Bordeaux blend of 44% Merlot, 34% Petit

Verdot, 22% Cab Franc, French oak (30% new) for 21 months

2016 Rivanna Red                                                                 $26

Nose: Vanilla, deep red cherry

Taste: Spicy, dark cherry, smooth full tannins

Pairing: Lasagna, meatloaf, turkey enchiladas, pumpkin pie

Winemaker Notes: Bordeaux blend of equal parts Cab Franc,

Cab Sauvignon, Merlot & Petit Verdot French oak for 21 Months,

Gold Medal 2019 VA State Fair

 

2017 Herd Dog Red                                                           $22

Nose: Dark berries, herbs, pepper & spices

Taste: Berries & plums with white pepper & zesty long finish

Pairing: Portobello or beef burgers, seafood with spicy red sauce,

hearty stew, cheese or chocolate fondue, mild cheeses

Winemaker Notes:  French oak (10% new) for 8 months,

100% Cab Franc

 

2016 Estate Petit Verdot                                                      $32

Nose: Berries, vanilla & leather

Taste: Smooth taste of cherries, berries & plums mixed

with baking spices—let it linger

Pairing: Steak, Pork loin, baked Brie, black bean chili

Winemaker notes: 100% Estate grown, French oak

(30% new) for 23 months

 

2017 Sweet Home—port-style dessert wine                      $30

Nose: Cherry licorice, fig

Taste: Black cherry, raspberry, long smooth finish

Pairings: Sharp cheddar, dried figs, tiramisu, dark chocolate

Winemaker notes: 50/50 Petit Verdot & Cabernet Sauvignon,

CCW brandy fortified by Copper Fox Distillery, 6% RS, 18% alc.