In recognition of the 400th anniversary of winegrowing in the Americas, Virginia's finest producers were asked to each donate a barrel of their best red Bordeaux-style varietal wine. These were then blended together and bottled to create a limited-edition commemorative wine called Virginia's Heritage.
A truly Virginia wine, Virginia's Heritage represents Virginia's burgeoning wine scene while at the same time paying homage to the quadricentennial establishing Virginia as the cradle of winemaking in the Americas.
The wine is lead with Merlot and Petit Verdot. Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat then Cabernet Franc supporting the blend. The wine seems more of a Spanish Rioja Alta style than of Bordeaux blend as first expected. Dark fruit such as wild black cherry, spicy notes of cinnamon and vanilla and on the nose and mid-pallet. A pleasant earthy and smokiness with good texture, a long, refined finish with notes of sweet tobacco, cedar and spice, cherry liqueur aftertaste which will further develop over time in the bottle.
Limited edition, limited quantities.
|Vintage:||NV||Grape Varietals:||44% Merlot, 25% Petit Verdot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 9% Tannat||ABV:||13.5%|
|Aging:||Virginia oak barrels for 20 months|
16 independent Virginia wineries made their share, then wine was collected, blended and aged an additional year prior to bottling.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|VA0EE897073BRL||750ml||6||Glass||7 84585 02346 2||1 07 84585 02346 9||$59.00|