2015 Chardonnay

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.

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2015 #1 Red Wine Blend

We gently ferment the grapes of this blended varietal with an eye on the fruit and soft tannins, and we age it a short time in barrel. A versatile red, it can be chilled in the heat of the summer and hold its own with everything from barbecue to jambalaya.

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2013 Tannat

This lesser known red grape, a native to the South of France, is now producing some of the most elegant wines in Virginia. We employ extended maceration to our harvest, aged 17 months, half in new French Oak. The result is dark and brooding wine, with notes of plum and black cherry.

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2014 Zachariah

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

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2015 Viognier

We are proud to grow some of the best viognier around, so we treat it with respect in the cellar, giving the wine a long, cool tank fermentation. The wine emerges full of peach and stone fruit, with the richness that our official Virginia grape is known for.

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2015 Rosé

This classic Rosé style is a versatile wine. A lush shade of pink, it exhibits aromas of tree blossoms, cherry and fresh berries framed by mouthwatering natural acidity.

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