Experience this classic Tannat and Petit Verdot blend named for the historical estate of Charles Carter, one of the first recognized winemakers of Virginia.
50% Tannat and 50% Petit Verdot, aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. 25% new French Oak, and 75% used French Oak. A very full-bodied red, this wine is big, bold, & rich. In our flagship blend, Tannat brings lots of jammy red fruit flavors such as blackberry, raspberry, & cassis. Petit Verdot lends more of a savory, earthy characteristic, plus a robust acidity which increases aging potential. Extremely well-integrated Oak Flavors of baking spices, plus a slight vanilla note which extends the mid-palate. An excellent accompaniment to the most robust cuisine such as steak, prime rib, and lamb. Stronger cheeses like blue, stilton, & brie will pair nicely as well.