This grape gets presented in one of the widest ranges of varietal wine you can find—from steel tanks it emerges delicate, and tasting of pure fruit and from barrels it comes viscous, oaky and buttery. We like to hug the light, crisp, fruity end of the spectrum. Barrel fermented, aged in 10% new French oak, retains its fruit with balanced acidity. It’s an easy drinker with structure and style. Butter is for biscuits; we don’t do butter—that is unless Carlisle is baking.
This blend of 46% Merlot, 31% Petit Verdot, 15% Malbec, and 8% Tannat embodies confidence and grace. Richness and ripe tannins, rounded by 18 months in a barrel, frame nuanced aromatics and layered flavors.
"The Zachariah. . . was one to write home about. An amazing nose was followed by layers of complexity, structured tannins and a finish that went on and on. It was my favorite in a lineup that contained nothing but great wines." – The Virginia Grape