Drop your Chardonnay preconceptions. This Virginia Chardonnay is NOT an over-oaked butter bomb. It is bright, and lively. This wine is unoaked and crafted completely in stainless steel to preserve the fresh and vibrant fruit character. It is assertive and well- structured with a crisp, clean finish.
You need to try this... it's a skin-fermented white wine. Discover the structure, intensity and intrigue of a red wine without the weight and heaviness. Sometimes these are called "orange" wines because of the golden amber color. They are not made from oranges. This is a very ancient style of wine not some new fad or gimmick. This is what wine might have been like in Biblical times, except for the modern biochemistry, sanitation, and all that good stuff.
This Bordeaux grape has the most color, the most flavor, and the most backbone of its peers. Its big, bold and intense. This brooding wine can even sometimes seem in-your-face and over the top. Our 2016 Petit Verdot showcases all the varietal power and majesty of the grape but is more polished and refined than others you may have tasted.
First Frost Vidal Blanc is allowed extended hang time in the vineyard and picked at the first frost in the fall, when the flavor and sweetness of these Cognac grapes is at their most intense. Fermentation is halted before all the sugars are converted to alcohol.With the aromas of honeysuckle and flavors of candied pear, this Vidal is an excellent partner to a cheese platter or spicy foods.
Snake Castle is named after a local landmark on the Rappahannock River. It is a port style wine made from Petit Verdot and fortified with Brandy distilled from our own grapes. It is oak aged, unfiltered, and robust. With hints of cranberry, and clove we call it cranberry spice cake in a glass.