The Cabernet Franc from 2015 shows exactly how refined and elegant the varietal can be. 100% Cabernet Franc aged for 10 months in neutral oak, this wine is fruit-forward to say the least. The soft, upfront fruit and floral notes continue into the medium-bodied mid-palate and ends in a surprisingly long finish. 150 cases.
Our estate-grown Seyval is a fairly full-bodied white wine with a rich golden color and floral notes on the nose. An easy-drinking stand alone sipper or lovely paired with cheeses and lighter chicken or fish dishes. 145 cases produced.
The 2015 Petit Manseng sits between 2-3% residual in an off-dry style that actually proves very versatile. The pear cider notes and slight sweetness along with balanced naturally occurring acidity on the finish allow this wine to serve not only as a dessert option, but also as both an aperitif or with the right food pairing, such as spicy curry dishes or a salty goat cheese. 140 cases made.
The 2014 Pinotage shows primarily the Pinot Noir side of this varietal rather than the Cinsault side. Cherry and cranberry fruit dominate the nose and palate with soft spice and a hint of vanilla. Aged in neutral oak barrels. Lovely by the glass, paired with soft cheese, or paired with fish, poultry dishes and even game. 122 cases made.
Embodying our motto, “We bleed orange and blue but drink red,” this wine is a nod to the family’s two generations of UVA alums. The 2016 vintage is a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Pinotage, the first of its kind and the largest portion of Pinotage incorporated to date. This wine was bottled with very low sulfur for early drinkability. Soft fruit on the nose coupled with a little spice attributable to the Pinotage carries into the fruit-driven palate. An easy accompaniment to most foods, from pork and steak to pizza. 430 cases produced.