Cardinal Point - Hopped Chardonnay
This unique wine made with estate-grown Chardonnay has a pleasing, herbal, lemon-grassy, tropical nose, mostly from the hop influence. The mid-palate is fresh and light, finishing crisp with an agreeable bitterness and tang again from the hops. We think pairing with herbed pan-fried river trout would be sublime.
Albemarle Ciderworks - Arkansas Black
The dark burgundy Arkansas Black is considered one of the most beautiful of apples.The tart, crisp cider it produces is slightly tannic, and sports aromatic qualities reminiscent of green apples with honey and vanilla notes. This dry cider's flavor hints of tart strawberry or melon and pairs well with the earthy notes of truffled dishes and creamy soft cheeses. Its crisp minerality also recommends it for seafood, especially oysters and crab.
Early Mountain Vineyard - Eluvium
Named for the weathered soils of the Piedmont. Attentive viticulture, good drainage and soil leeched of nutrients produce small vines with loose canopies and low yields. This has produced our 2012 Eluvium. In Eluvium, the Cab Sauv provides focused fruit and acid, the Merlot richness and the Cab Franc structure and length. Notes of Chocolate, fruit parfait and pine resin. A medium body finishing with moderate tannin.
Wild Wolf Brewing Company - Blonde Hunny
An unfiltered Belgian style Blonde Ale with wheat and a lot of honey in every pour. We have also added a special spice blend to give it an added kick. Smooth and refreshing, this beer is straw yellow in color with a slight sweetness in the middle and an estery finish characteristic of the best Belgian beers. 6.8% ABV | 21IBU
july 1, 2017
Thibaut- Janisson Blanc de Chardonnay Virginia Sparkling
Claude Thibaut and Manuel Janisson bring to this sparkling wine generations of tradition from the Champagne Region of France. They have captured the flavors and essence of the Virginia Terroir. The Cuvee, made of 100% Chardonnay from the Monticello Appellation, has vibrant aromas of pear and ripe apples; the taste is perfectly balanced, crisp and refreshing.
Bold Rock Seasonal Citrus Cider
A burst of from lemon and lime juice added to local Blue Ridge Apples.
Horton Vineyards Norton
The vision of Horton Vineyards is to grow grapes ideally suited to the climate of the Old Dominion. This vision has led to the planting of French Rhone, Bordeaux and native Virginia grapes. Horton Vineyards is proud to re-introduce the famous Norton wine, the original Virginia Claret. Norton is a native Virginia grape that produced the internationally prize winning clarets of the Monticello Wine Company of Charlottesville in the late 1800's.
Our Norton has a dark, rich color and an intensely fruity aroma of plums and tart cherries. Ageing in oak for 14 months has given this wine a long, flavorful, spicy finish. A wine for game, grilled sausages, and spicy ethnic foods. 93% Norton, 7% Touriga Nacional
Blue Mountain Brewery A Hopwork Orange
Light crystal malt with a heavy hand of Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial hops complemented by natural orange flavoring. 7% Alc. by Vol. | 65 IBUs
july 8, 2017
Williamsburg Winery - Rose’
Aromatic and smooth, with hints of strawberries and summer dew. This rose’ is approachable for all, not overly sweet and not too dry, it’s the Goldilocks of rose’s !
45% Cabernet franc, 34% Vidal Blanc, 21% Traminette
Blue Bee Cider - Rocky Ridge Reserve
The Colonial town of Rocky Ridge incorporated as Manchester in 1769 at the southern bank of the James River’s fall line. At this time. Barrels were the primary containers for fermenting and aging cider until bottling in late winter. This cider is a blend of small heirloom cider lots aged in oak barrels.
Glen Manor - Vin Rouge
2013 consisted of a troublesome growing season and a beautiful ripening and harvest season. The spring and early summer months were warm and wet resulting in the vines growing wildly and rapid. This in turn caused us to work long and rapidly just to keep up. But by mid-August and through October the rains ceased and the vines stopped growing and put their energies into ripening their fruit. There were no tropical systems in our area and we enjoyed many sunny and warm days and very cool crisp nights.
Champion Brewery - Falconer Hoppy Wheat
This hoppy American wheat beer was brewed our friends in the C-Ville metal outfit corsair and features Falconer’s flight hops, a blend of simcoe, citra, and sorachi ace. Heady hop nose, balanced by easy drinking wheat flavors and mild bitterness.
july 15, 2017
Reynard Florence Vineyard - Blanc $27
Bright as a Virginia morning, this dynamic, fruit forward wine is expressive in both fruit and floral characteristics. This year’s blend is made up of Petit Manseng (14%), Traminette (44%) and vidal (42%).
Albemarle Ciderworks - Ragged Mountain
With a floral nose that belies the crispness of its body, Ragged Mountain is a refreshing cider perfectly suited for pairing with party foods like cheese boards, simple salads, and an array of hors d'oeuvres. Spicy foods also meld well with the lower acidity of Ragged Mountain, especially those that carry a note of sweetness- pork barbeque, curried chicken salad with currants and apple chunks, or empanadas. It's also a great "sipping cider" for enjoyment all on its own.
Special pale, CaraRed, Vienna, caramel 60, dark crystal, wheat and chocolate malts. Centennial hops. Scottish ale yeast. 5.3% alc/vol. 12 IBUs. Amber Ale. Medium body, light caramel, malt-forward. Deep amber.
King Family - Seven 2014
Named for the seventh chukker in a polo match, this wine is produced from 100% Petit Verdot, aged for 22 months in bourbon barrels, and fortified with brandy. Aromas of blackberry, dried fig, and creme brulee. On the palate, rich notes of plum, leather, graphite, and cedar tree. A well balanced residual sweetness, acidity, alcohol, and tannin carry this wine through a long finish.
july 22, 2017
Ankida Ridge - Chardonnay
Starts with a round, lush mouthfeel, rich with warm tones of pear and apple, with a bright, long lasting citrus finish and a lingering vibrancy. Only 175 cases produced.
Castle Hill Cider - Serendipity
Serendipity is a fresh and fruity cider that we press at peaks ripeness then arrest the fermentation and lightly filter to preserve the apples natural sweetness and flavor. 100% Albemarle Pippin apples. 100% delightful. Castle Hill is located in Keswick, Va.
Ankida Ridge - Pinot Noir
This beautiful, fifth Ankida vintage offers a perfumed bouquet of cherry and savory forest floor. The palate has ripe, black cherry and strawberry notes, and is balanced with earthiness and a bright acidity. A luscious, round mouthfeel lingers with a long-lasting finish of floral notes and white peppercorn. Crafted from 100% estate fruit.
Aged in 30% new, the remaining neutral French oak for 10 months.
Wild Wolf Brewery - Czeched out
Brewed with traditional Saaz hops, this Czech style Pils is exceptionally crisp and clean. Straw in color, with a toasted, bready malt aroma and medium hop bitterness. 5%ABV | 28 IBU
july 29, 2017
Barron Ridge Vineyards - Viognier
Vacation in a glass! This wonderful version of the State White Grape of Virginia, features light pineapple and tropical fruit aromas with green apple and floral notes. This 2011 Viognier is elegant and refreshing! 2016 Governor's Cup Bronze Medal winner.
Blue Bee Cider - Hopsap Shandy
Infused with hops, this is a traditional cider with a modern twist. A citrusy hop blend of Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus hops, this winesap blend takes on floral, grassy and zesty citrus notes with an assertive apple finish.
Linden Vineyards - Hardscrabble Red
Aromas of red currant, dark cherry compote, forest floor, tandoor smoke, and dried herbs. On the palate you will find a fresh elegant entry with a slow evolution to precise fine grained tannins and a cleansing acidity. 100% estate grown in Fauquier county on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains with an elevation of 1200-1400 feet.
Star Hill - Grateful Pale Ale
A fresh spin on the American Pale Ale. This remastered recipe gives Grateful a fruitier hop aroma, more citrus hop flavor and a smoother, fuller body