Considered to be a top tier Virginia rosé, the SRV 2020 is made in the Provence style by French winemaker Katell Griaud. It is dry, crisp and refreshing, with versatility for pairing across multiple types of dishes or as a stand alone reception wine.
B A C K G R O U N D
First Bridge represents a balanced blend of traditional Bordeaux varietals, leading with Cabernet Franc, which is now widely regarded as Virginia’s most successful red grape. A food-friendly wine, the moderate alcohol level and smooth tannins
allow it to pair well with a wide variety of foods or to be enjoyed on its own. The label features a photograph of one of two bridges that were commissioned by owner Kiernan Slater Patusky's great grandfather George Meachem Slater along with three other farmer neighbors in 1919 to enable them to more easily move their cattle across the Goose Creek in two places to get them to the depot in Rectortown.
V A R I E T A L / V I N E Y A R D
Cabernet Franc; Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Petit Verdot
A G I N G
16 months aging in 100% French oak barrel.
Delicious light summer white wine that is 50% Viognier and 50% Chardonnay. The label features a painting by local Upperville artist Holly Ward Bimba of a fanciful bird's nest with three birds eating grapes, representing a story where owner Kiernan Slater Patusky found a bird nest with grapes in it behind the protective vineyard bird netting, showing the audacity of the birds.
A 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon Blanc, 10% Muscadelle blend with a nose that opens into delicate notes of fruits and white flowers. On the palate, there is a balance between the Sauvignon Blanc’s freshness and complexity which mingles with the Semillon Blanc and Muscadelle’s texture and creaminess. The finish is marked by its mineralogy, typical of Kalian’s terroir.
A sweet wine made organically with no added sugar from botrytized Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle grapes, fermented to 13% alcohol with 12% residual sugar. Monbazillac is traditionally served as an aperitif with appetizers, such as foie gras, prosciutto or blue cheese. It can also be enjoyed during a meal with poultry and seafood or with desserts, such as apricot tatin, poached pears, or strawberry salad.
This popular full-bodied "Club only" red blend of 86% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 18 months in French Oak. Although this small batch wine has never been entered into competition, the label art, by DC Artist Bill Rock, won a gold medal in the label competition at the San Francisco International Wine Competition in 2020.
This reserve Chardonnay is aged in oak for twelve months and offers an equally delicious alternative to our popular all steel fermented Chardonnay for those who like a some oaky smoothness in their Chardonnay.
This 2020 Cabernet Franc was produced without the addition of Sulfites. A young wine (possibly with some remaining Carbon Dioxide from alcoholic fermentation perceived while tasting), this Cabernet Franc has a full fruity expression and is meant to be drunk by 2021.
Our flagship Bordeaux-style red blend includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. This 2017 vintage won gold and scored a 94 at the 2020 Harvest International Wine Competition.