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Pure expression of Merlot and Cabernet Franc fruit, the bouquet offers a blend of dried blueberries, currant, lilac and ansie underlain with a hint of forest floor and gaminess that gives the impression of the wine being a bit closed at present. Very layered mouthfeel with flavors of dark pitted fruit, dry cocoa, plum baking spices gives mid palate nice weight and depth felt in the lazy rich finish once the wines is gone.
Malbec lovers rejoice! Always one of our most popular, we are thrilled to release our 2016 Wild Boar Malbec. A noble grape of Bordeaux, this varietal gained popularity in Argentina, known for its jammy characteristics. Aged in neutral French Oak barrels, a full body of cinnamon and vanilla is complemented by blackberry cobbler and rhubarb pie. Ever changing in the glass, allow this wine to open up to display its elegance and many layers. Incredibly drinkable on its own, this wine is also the perfect accompaniment to our Wild Boar pizza.
Don’t let the movie Sideways fool you, Merlot is a force to be reckoned with! With a natural vigor in the vines and a resilience in the market, Merlot is one of the most popular and recognizable varietals in the world. With ripe red fruit flavors on the nose and a back palate of dark chocolate, our 2016 vintage of Wild Boar Merlot is sure to be a people pleaser. French Oak aging is evident in the bouquet of baking spices that leap out of the glass and a finish that lingers long after the last drop. Easy to drink now, this wine will continue to develop and shine for years when cellared.
2017 was a wonderful second vintage for our Estate Sauvignon Blanc. Similar to its Bordeaux counterparts, our Estate Sauvignon Blanc has a small percentage of Semillion from the estate blended in to round out the palate. Spending 7 months in both neutral and new French Oak Barrels, the perfect wine for summer as blooming flowers and lemon zest greet you on the nose.
Both floral and savory in character, the bouquet is filled with an abundance of ripe black fruit, hints of sage, licorice and dried rose petals. Elevage in 80% new French Oak lends itself to a rich palate and notes of dark chocolate and cherry pipe tobacco. A wonderful third vintage for our Estate reds; we invite you to join in on their story as they continue to evolve for years to come!
As a favorite grape of Virginia and some of our first plantings, Viognier has found a forever home at Stone Tower. Known for its vibrant bouquet of fresh white and yellow flowers, Viognier will leap out of the glass before you lift the glass to your lips. Finding inspiration in the grape's heritage in the Rhone region of France, our Viognier is aged in French Oak barrels leaving it rich on the palate, coating the mouth and leaving you wanting more. The perfect accompaniment to a myriad of dishes, this is a white wine to enjoy all through the year!
Our Wild Boar Chardonnay is inspired by our limited production estate version, made with the same ethos emphasizing balance and restraint. Beautifully clear with a pale green-gold hue, this Chardonnay offers aromas of white peach, lychee nut, and Golden Delicious apple with hints of citrus and a slight nuttiness.
In our first vintage of Petit Manseng Viognier, you are treated with bright aromas of honeydew melon, mandarin orange, and tangerine the minute your nose hits the glass. Complimented by a palate rich with macadamia nut and candied ginger, your mouth will be watering long after your last sip. Evidence of its time aging in French Oak barrels is found in the presence of nutmeg and vanilla on the back palate. This is the perfect wine to carry white wine drinkers through the colder months!
Incredibly food friendly, our 2016 Pinot Noir is the perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving meal. Reminiscent of Burgundy with nuances of tart cherry and balsamic, the palate is definitively new world as stewed plum and rhubarb pie coat your palate. Aged in neutral oak barrels, hints of brown sugar and salted caramel are sure to keep you coming back for more! Always one of our most popular wines- be sure to stock up while you can!
Drawing inspiration from our Old World counterparts, our 2015 Sanglier Noble is a beautiful Bordeaux style blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon. With jammy dark fruits on the palate and baking spices on the palate, the complexity of this wine will have you finding a new flavor in every sip. Enjoy for years to come!