This medium bodied red wine has light tannins and body to make it the perfect summer red. This wine has flavors and aromas of white pepper, tobacco, coffee and red fruits like cherry. This cabernet franc was produced and bottled at Casanel, the grapes were purchased from Bear Mountain, a vineyard in Timberville, VA.
100% estate grown Pinot Gris that is a blend of stainless steel and American oak aging. This wine is unique with its tropical flavors, especially with toasted coconut, honey dew melon, vanilla and spice. It does beautiful with every day meals but also meals heavier in starch, sauce, or spice!
100% Stainless Steel Estate grown Pinot Gris from Casanel. This crisp and refreshing wine is perfect the warm summer days and light dishes. Characterized with flavors and aromas of white blossoms, pear, lemon, and lime- it has great acidity and fruit forward flavors.
A collection of three of our pinot gris named after the owners' granddaughters. The 2022 Ellianna is a stainless-steel 100% estate grown Pinot Gris. Characterized with flavors and aromas of white blossoms, pear, lime, with crisp acidity and a refreshing finish. The 2021 Patricia Marie 100% estate grown Pinot Gris aged in American oak and stainless steel. Characterized with flavors and aromas of white blossoms, caramel, spice, toasted coconut, and honeydew melon. The 2022 Isabella our first estate Orange Pinot Gris! Delicious flavors and aromas of peach, nectarine, and apricot, as well as great minerality and acidity.
Enjoy our traditional method champenoise blanc de blanc made from Chardonnay. This sparkling white has delightful acidity, green apples, pear, and pastry. Perfect for toasting a loved one, pairing with an elegant dinner, or the lover of bubbles in your life!
A unique wine to Chile, and to our little microclimate in Virginia, have a taste of our varietal of Carménère! If Cabernet Franc and Merlot had a baby, this is the flavor and aroma profile of this wine. Notes of bing cherry, cedar, black pepper, and youthful tannins in the finish, this is a wonderful red for your collection.
This big bold red wine, showcases all the great blue flavors our microclimate can develop. Enjoy floral aromas of violets and flavors of blueberry, acai, and plum. Earthier notes of licorice and sandalwood are also present.
Our small lot estate Norton red wine made exclusively for our club members. French oak aged for 21 months, this deep red Norton has juicy red fruits, toasty baking spices, caramel, earthiness, and a medium body.
100% Estate grown, bottled, and produced Petit Verdot. Made in 100% French neutral oak barrels (50% in 2-year barrels, 25% in 3-year old barrels & 25% in 4-year old barrels) for a total of 18 months. This Petit Verdot strikes an excellent balance between oak tannins and fruit forward flavors, with a floral aroma. Tasting notes include violets, plum, blueberry, and licorice.
100% Estate grown, produced and bottled at Casanel Vineyards. The wine is aged for 21 months entirely in French oak Bordeaux barrel (33% new oak, 50% 2 year old oak, and 17% 3 year old oak). The wine had a delicious earthy profile and flavors of red fruit throughout.
Casanel's first ever orange pinot gris named after Anna's 4th daughter Isabella. This pinot gris was left on the skin for 5 days to provide tannins and a different nuance to Pinot gris. It has a beautiful light orange colors. The aromas and flavors consist of apricot, peach and nectarine. It is a dry and refreshing wine, not quite a rose or a white wine, but something in between.
Red, White, and Sparkles!! The refreshing Ellianna Pinot Gris, the smooth K2 Bordeaux Red Blend, and the delicious bubbles of White Spark, are the perfect trio of wines for the holidays! We love this one for your holiday ham, roast chicken, and your lighter protein meals. It's great for the holiday charcuteries boards and the cocktail night with the wide range of appetizers, including anything fried with those bubbles!
Ellianna Pinot Gris has wonderful fresh crisp flavors of orchard fruit, such as peach and pear, as well as white blossoms.
K2 Bordeaux blend is a smooth red wine, aged to perfection, with red fruit flavors and aromas.
White Spark or Casey's Cuvee, one of our favorites, is the perfect sparkling blanc de blanc made from Chardonnay with green apple, pastry, and citrus notes.
The perfect trio for your holiday turkey or roast chicken, this trio also will go delightfully with your holiday pasta with cream sauces or comfort dishes like shepherd's pie or cheesy casseroles! These three are crowd pleasers and sure to delight anyone at your holiday table.
Patricia Marie Pinot Gris is aged in American oak with unique flavors of spice, caramel and vanilla, and delicious notes of toasted coconut and honeydew melon.
Our Chardonnay is sure to please event the worse ABC palate at your table (anything but Chardonnay). Ours is more reminiscent of champagne without the bubbles with lots of citrus, pastry, and just a slight hint of vanilla.
N2 or Nelson's Norton will convert your guests to the native Virginia grape! This refreshing red has great acid to cleanse your palate as you eats and tart red fruit flavors and notes of allspice.
Our 2 oaked whites are ones to have handy this holiday season. The easy to drink and fruit forward Chardonnay and our bolder oaked Patricia Marie, will go perfectly with all the cream based pasta dishes this season. From Mac and cheese, to chicken alfredo, chicken and shrimp scampi, to pasta carbonara. These wines also do beautifully with cream based soup like corn chowder, clam chowder, or a white chicken chili.
Enjoy the citrus profile of the Chardonnay and the tropical notes of Patricia Marie!
Enjoy these two delicious reds with all your Italian favorites this holiday season! Stuffed shells, lasagna, short ribs, and stews. Not an Italian food fan? These will also go great with taco night and a spicy barbacoa or French beef bourguignon!
The Cabernet Franc is the lighter of the two reds and drinks like a pinot noir in body. Lots of cherry, tobacco, and black pepper in this varietal.
The Carménère is the bolder of the two and also a very unique wine to Casanel! Enjoy hints of cedar, red fruit, pepper, and tobacco.
Calling all Norton lovers! This is the trio for you!
Enjoy a discount on our three top Nortons. Our 2020 N2 Nelson's Norton is a wonderful still red with great pops of acidity, tart red fruit, all spice, and just a touch of earthiness. The Red Spark is thanksgiving in a glass! Enjoy notes of cranberry, pomegranate, orange, and great acidity. The Full Nelson is the easiest port to drink in the state! Smooth, with a clean finish, lots of dried fruit, fig, chocolate, and all spice.
Enjoy two classics and very easy wines to drink and pair: our Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc. These two are fine just on their own or with a wide variety of food pairings. They are perfect for the holiday to drink or to share!
The Chardonnay is known for its citrus notes of lemon and pineapple, as well as hints of green apple and pastry. Think champagne without the bubbles!
The Cabernet Franc is a medium bodied red, very easy to drink with notes of red cherry, black pepper, and hints of earthiness.
This dynamic duo, features our big bold reds! Our 100% estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon and 100% Estate grown Petit Verdot. These reds are perfect for your big protein meals this holiday season! Enjoy with steaks, rib roasts, prime rib, etc! We love these two. The Cabernet Sauvignon focuses on red fruit flavors and earthy aromas and notes, while the Petit Verdot is more floral and largely showcases blue fruits! We can't wait for you to enjoy them!
A special pack of the 3 Estate Sparkling wines made in the Methode champenoise at Casanel:
1 bottle 2016 White Spark: Casey's Cuvee--A classic 100% Chardonnay vintage sparkling. Notes of golden apples, citrus, white blossoms, and fresh pastry!
1 bottle 2019 Red Spark: Our signature sparkling Norton Rose. A fun twist on Sparkling Rose with tart red fruit notes and citrus.
1 bottle 2020 Black Spark: Sparkling Norton Red wine. Dark rouge color with jammy black & red fruit notes.
All 3 for $125. No additional discounts apply.
Full of rich red and black fruits with luscious acidity, this wine has an excellent balance with a touch of red pepper and cocoa nibs to the finish. Named after Katie & Katell who create this blend each year together. The two of them exponentially increasing each other's winemaking skills with every wine we make.
K2 is a Bordeaux blend made from 27% grapes from Casanel Vineyards, but from 100% Virginia grapes. The blend consists of 40% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Carménère and 7% Petit Verdot. These different varietals were picked at different times to respect their individual ripeness time and were treated separately in tanks and in barrels until blending. After hand-harvesting and sorting in the vineyard, our grapes were gently transported in small lugs to the winery where they were destemmed, sorted again on a vibrating sorting table, then finally sent to stainless steel tank by gravity. After 2 to 4 days of cold maceration (again: depending on the varietal), the alcoholic fermentation was started and occurred around 75 to 80 degrees F. Pump-overs were done every day during the fermentation and also during the short warm post-maceration, that lasted about 2 to 3 weeks (again depending on the varietal – Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot both had a longer post-maceration). The different wines were then pressed and sent to barrels where the malolactic fermentation occurred rapidly. After racking from malolactic fermentation, these wines returned to barrels to be aged for 15 months entirely in French oak Bordeaux barrels (20% in new barrels, 20% in 1-year old barrel, 25% in 2-years old barrels & 25% in 3-years old barrels, 10% in 4-years old barrels). The final blending occurred at the beginning of March 2018. After a small fining, our wine was racked, filtered, and hand-bottled on our Estate.
TASTING & FOOD PAIRING NOTES
Black and Red fruits – luscious acidity – caramel toast – balance – youthful tannins – drinking temperature: 16-17 degree Celsius – best to decant in advance
Any type of protein – fatty meats (steak or beef) – can be enjoyed alone or with richer dishes (stews, soups, etc.) – sharp or strong cheese
Vintage Year: 2016
Vineyard: 27% Casanel Vineyard – 27% Estate Appellation: Middleburg AVA (27%)
Vineyard: 40% Breaux Vineyards-Merlot Vineyard: 16.5% Cab Franc-North Gate Vineyard Vineyard: 16.5% Cab Franc Timberville Vineyard
Composition: 40% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Carmenere and 7% Petit Verdot
Average Vine Age: Casanel = 8 – 9 years
Harvest Dates: Merlot: 10/6/16 – Cabernet Franc North Gate: 10/06/16 – Cabernet Franc Timberville: 9/26/16
Estate Harvest Dates: Carmenere: 9/28/16 – Cabernet Sauvignon: 10/19/16 – Petit Verdot: 10/19/16-10/20/16
Bottling Date: 03/13/18
Fermentation: Whole-berry in stainless steel
Yeast: FX 10 (all lots)
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Residual Sugar: < 0.03 g/l in glucose-fructose
Aging: 100% French Oak - Wood Origin: Allier, Tronçais, Nevers, Vosges
New Oak: 20% in new barrels (20% in new barrels, 20% in 1-year old barrel, 25% in 2-years old barrels & 25% in 3-years old barrels, 10% in 4-years old barrels)
Aging Time: 15 months
Cases produced: 350 cases
Cellaring: Enjoy it now to 2027 (medium-full body wine)
Highest Awards: Platinum, 2019 Savor Virginia Wine Classic
Gold, 2018 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Named after our owner Nelson, this wine exemplified his dual heritage. Made from the American grape, Norton and in a Portuguese Port style. This Ruby port has a deep dark red color, velvety texture, with spiced notes. A soft sweetness full of red and candied fruits with slight earthiness on the mid-palate.
Also known as Casey's Cuvee!
100% Estate Chardonnay. Produced in the methode champenoise. Aged 36 months in bottle before manual disgorgement & dosage for a Brut style.
Our White Spark Blanc de Blancs is made from 100% Chardonnay from the Estate produced in the Méthode Champenoise winemaking style. After hand-harvesting and sorting in the vineyard, our grapes were gently transported into small lugs and then stored for one night in a cold room. The day after, the grapes were sorted again on a sorting table before being pressed with a specific sparkling pressing program: only the “Coeur de cuvée” or “middle juice” from the press was used to make this sparkling. Cold-settling occurred for one night and then alcoholic fermentation began in stainless steel tank. This base wine was fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel. In May of the following year, the base wine underwent secondary fermentation in bottle after the addition of yeast, nutrients for the yeast, and sugar. The bottling was done by hand and the bottles were stored in layers via wire cage to be aged on lees. After 41 months, we proceeded to manually disgorge (or “remove”) the yeasts precipitate (or “lees”) from the bottles and then added a dosage liquor to each bottle (the dosage liquor contained a high concentration of sugar to result in a final product at 6 g/l). We then completed bottling by replacing the capsule closure with natural cork and wire, all done by hand on October 22, 2020.
TASTING & PAIRING NOTES
Bright, clear color – mineral – pastry & brioche – silky bubble structure – apple – pear
Pairs best with brunch food (French toast, quiche, pastries) – fried foods – sweet & salty combinations
Vintage Year: 2016
Vineyard: 100% Casanel Vineyard – 100% Estate Appellation: AVA Middleburg
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Average Vine Age: 8 & 9 years
Harvest Date: 8/24/16
Bottling/Tirage Date (for secondary fermentation in bottles): 5/24/17
Disgorging Date: 10/22/2020
Primary Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Alcohol: 12.0% vol.
Residual Sugar: 6 g/l in glucose-fructose (added with dosage/expedition liquor) .6% RS (Extra Brut)
Primary Aging: 100% Stainless Steel
Aging Time in Tirage: 41 months
Cases produced: 59 cases
Cellaring: Enjoy it now to 2029.
Our Black Spark sparkling wine is made from 100% Norton grapes from our estate produced in the Méthode Champenoise winemaking style. After hand-harvesting and sorting in the vineyard, our grapes were gently transported into small lugs and then stored for one night in a cold room. The day after, the grapes were sorted again on a sorting table before being pressed with a specific sparkling pressing program: only the “tails” (final, and strongest press fraction) from the press was used to make this sparkling. Cold-settling occurred for three nights and then alcoholic fermentation began in stainless steel tank. This base wine was fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel. In October of the following year, the base wine underwent secondary fermentation in bottle after the addition of yeast, nutrients for the yeast, and sugar. The bottling was done by hand and the bottles were stored in layers via wire cage to be aged on lees. 5 weeks later, we proceeded to manually disgorge (or “remove”) the yeasts precipitate (or “lees”) from the bottles and then added a dosage liquor to each bottle (the dosage liquor contained a high concentration of sugar to result in a final product at 15 g/l). We then completed bottling by replacing the capsule closure with natural cork and wire by hand on the estate on demand.
deep red color – candied red fruit – velvety texture – silky bubble structure – candy nose – purple blossoms
anything chocolate! – sharp or hard cheeses – pizza – sweet and salty combinations
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