The Petit Verdot
Often known for its blending purposes in Bordeaux, Petit Verdot has come into its own as a stand-alone varietal that ages beautifully and yields intriguing bold and fruity flavors to those who savor this wine. SummerWind’s 100% estate grown Petit Verdot has been aged in French oak barrels for 16 months and sits at an ABV of %11.9. This is a medium to full-bodied wine with smooth, yet bold tannins hinting flavors of dark fruits like blueberry, blackberry and plum, as well as hints of mocha.
All of our wonderful wines are made from 100% Virginia Grapes, with the majority being Estate Grown!
If you reside in or are familiar with this area…. You know that no river is greater known than The James….
Full of history & strength, this beautiful and fierce waterway connects us to our 7 cities through time and travel….
SummerWind wondered, what better geographical representation of our new sweet, yet bold Red Blend, other than this very name.
While this blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Chambourcin sits sweet upon the palate with a 4.5% residual sugar, you will find it refined and strong with flavors of red raspberry, cherry & currant.… As you twirl this ruby, plum colored vino in your glass you will notice strong legs indicating the 12.5% ABV… and we think a faint nose of tobacco as you take in the aroma. The qualities of a seasoned or aged red wine, dare we say fit for the ancestors that brought us across The Mighty James….
The Cabernet Franc
Aged 8 months in neutral oak, this 100% light French Style Cabernet Franc produces flavors of black cherry, deep rose and red raspberry. These flavors linger across the taste buds to create a full mouth feel that is complimented by soft and unobtrusive tannins. The only thing more luscious about this wine is its long and sexy legs, compliments of the 12.9% ABV!
The Petit Manseng
SummerWind’s 100% Petit Manseng is a full bodied wine with long legs that sits at a13.7% ABV. Straw and honey in color, this delicious wine has been aged in neutral oak for 6 months and is dry in nature. It produces aromas of candied fruit that compliments its citrus forward taste and finishes with a delightful hint of pineapple.
*Named for the beautiful Pagan river that this land sits upon…
This lavish red blend is what we like to call our “off dry” wine. With 2% residual sugar, this heavenly blend of Merlot, Chambourcin, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc produces a semi-sweet velvety mouth feel with pleasurable flavors of strawberry and red raspberry. Sitting at an ABV of 13% and aged for 8 months in neutral oak The Pagan is for the sweet and bold lovers alike! I know, it’s hard to believe but whatever your palate is, this wine is sure to whet it!
Two Rivers White
*Sitting between The Pagan and The James River, SummerWind Vineyard is home to a delightfully sweet breeze from these waterways all growing season long…
This Viognier & Chardonnay Blend is an exemplary example of what can be made with Virginia’s State Grape (Viognier)! Aged in neutral oak for 6 months, this wine has a fruit forward characteristic that delights your taste buds with the slightly sweet flavors of peach, apricot and zesty green apple . With a rich honey hue and an ABV of 11.9%, The Two Rivers White lingers upon the palate with a full and tangy buttery mouth feel.
*Did you know that this area, Isle of Wight County, used to be home to the Warrosquyoake Indian Tribe and therefore, named Warrosquyoake Shire? During this time, it has been said that the English Settlers could not pronounce this name (neither can we, really!). So, when referring to this land, prior to its renaming, the settlers apparently shortened the name to “Warwick Squeak!” And, we couldn’t think of a better name for a delicious sparkling wine!...
SummerWind’s Sparkling Rose has a delightful effervescent quality that only enhances this dry, yet naturally sweet wine! As you embark up the delicious journey of sipping one of these glasses of vino, you will find a pleasant progression from the first taste of dry tartness that is typical in sparkling wines to flavors of fresh strawberries and raspberries. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged for 6 months in neutral oak, this wine has a 13.1% ABV and couldn’t get more perfectly pink and delicious!
SummerWind's delightfully light and bright Rose' has been made from 100% estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon and is the perfect addition to the warm days that lie ahead! Aged in neutral oak for 6 months and sitting at 12.7% ABV, this vino delights the eye with a beautiful coral color and dances across the palate evoking flavors of fresh watermelon and strawberries finishing with an unobtrusive citrusy mineral sweetness!
SummerWind’s 100% estate grown Merlot provides the palate with an approachable and yet complex wine with great legs and a beautiful deep garnet hue. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, this vino sits at 12.9% ABV and delivers soft but present tannins, resulting in a delightfully medium-bodied structure with an overall pleasant mouthfeel that renders flavors of
blackberry, cocoa, vanilla and cedar.
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What do you get when you mix together three of SummerWind's most delicious grape varietals?! Simply the best! This big red blend has been meticulously crafted with our 100% estate grown Merlot (50%), Petit Verdot (33%) and Cabernet Franc (17%) varietals. As the last release from our 2017 vintage, this Meritage-Style Blend has had a home in French and Neutral Oak barrels for 21 months and then laid down to rest and mature for just over 5 months before its release. The combination of these methods creates a sinfully tantalizing wine that exudes clean flavors of spice, tart cherries and blood orange, rounded out with notes of cedar and wood. As if that wasn't enough, the legs on this beautiful ruby colored wine cling to your glass like honey on a warm SummerWind day! Sitting at an ABV of 12.5%, The Tormentor's Red Blend, while amazing in flavor now, will continue to soften and become more aromatic as it hangs out in the bottle, laying down easily in your wine rack for the next 10 years to come...
Rose' of the Isle
SummerWind's Chardonnay is bound to make your taste buds dance the happy the dance! Aged in mostly neutral french oak and sitting at a 12.1% ABV, this Chardonnay is truly a Chard for both the traditional oak lovers and those who prefer a bit more steel on these grapes alike! The nose produces wonderful notes of pear while flavors of green apple, vanilla and citrus become ever more present as this wine lingers upon your palate.
The grapes used to make this delectable wine were grown at Whitehall Vineyard. Whitehall is one of the old vine Chardonnay plantings in the Monticello AVA established by Tony Champ in the foothills of the Piedmont is the early 90's.