2-Pack Keswick Reserve Bundle
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve: 2020 Virginia Governor's Cup Gold Medal Winner
Deep and rich in the glass, displaying purple and violet tones. The nose is pungently aromatic, displaying a core of sappy dark fruits with hints of purple flower, tobacco and chocolate. The palate is rich and opulent with a layer of dark fruits turning to bitter chocolate and deeper spicy tones. The wine has wonderful entry into the mouth due to the acidity and fruit; but the tannins are polished and smooth, creating a long and lengthy finish. This is a highly complex wine that can warrant cellaring for 8-10 years, under optimal cellar condition. This wine is the epitome of elegance and balance, all parts of the wine are seamless and harmonious.
2017 Signature Series Cabernet Franc
Visually the wine is opaque, uniformly dark with crimson tones. The nose is vibrant, vivid and complex with initial aromas of spice, cardamom, pepper, violets, dried herbs and blue fruits. With aeration and warmth, you get fruit that lean towards more the red spectrum, currants, raspberries and pomegranate.
The palate shows a lot of restraint and elegance. The tannins are soft, supple and coating with a core of acidity running through the entire wine. The oak is well balanced and there is perhaps a hint of charred wood, pencil lead and black tea. The flavors are very savory, and the finish is long and lengthy.
This wine is not built on brute power and extraction. It shows finesse, silkiness and elegance which lends itself to being cellared for 6-10 years quite easily under the right conditions.