43% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, 24% Petit Verdot. After careful selection of the ripest fruit from our best vineyard blocks, the grapes were hand-sorted and then destemmed. Based on varietal characteristics, the newborn wines underwent four to eight weeks of maceration in open top, concrete fermentation tanks to extract color, tannin, and concentration. After pressing, the wines were aged separately for 22 months in new barrels from the Tronçais oak forest in Central France, specially selected for their tight grained wood to impart fine tannins, and a well-integrated oak profile. After blending, the wines continued to age to encourage marriage between the base varieties. Rich, dense layers of complexity and a powerful sense of structure promises a wine that will reward extended cellaring. Enjoy now, through 2025 and beyond.
4.1/5 Virginia Governor Cup Case Winner 2021