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Pearmund Cellars Virginias Heritage NV

ID No: 445926
Country:United States
Region:Virginia
Grape Type:Merlot
Winery:Pearmund Cellars
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Pearmund Cellars Ameritage Red Reserve 2016

Pearmund Cellars Ameritage Red Reserve is made from 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 17% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot

An excellent wine to sip by the fire. Enjoy notes of black cherries, buttered toast, aged wood, fresh straw and mixed berry preserves. Equal portions of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon & Petit Verdot.

Pearmund Cellars Cabernet Franc 2017

Vintage Notes: A cool summer and early fall allowed a longer ripening season, helping benefit this years Cabernet Franc, as its natural spice was allowed to mature and become better defined.

Pearmund Cellars Cabernet Franc is made from100% Cabernet Franc. Known primarily as a blending grape in Bordeaux’s left bank. Its ability to grow and mature in Virginia makes it one of the States finest varietals.

Tasting Notes: A nose of cherries, raspberries and fennel. Peppery spice continues on the palate with notes of cocoa and sweet cedar wood, allowing for easy drinking. A hint of pepper will linger on the finish.


Pearmund Cellars Petit Manseng 2017

A refreshing and crisp, dry white with notes of grapefruit and hints of candied pineapple on the nose. Pearmund Cellars is the largest producer of this standout varietal in the Americas.

Wine Information
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 0%


Review:

"A fascinating white offering cooked pears and apples and some lemon curd. Full-bodied and soft textured with a tasty finish. Drink now. Screw cap."
- James Suckling (October 2018), 92 pts

 


 92 Points
Pearmund Cellars Petit Verdot 2016

Pearmund Cellars Petit Verdotis made from 100 percent Petit Verdot.

Blackberry aromas with rich plum flavors. Well-rounded tannins and a smooth finish. Earthy, rustic, and warm. Limited production.

Pearmund Cellars Riesling NV

German style: Crisp, clean, citrus flavors with medium body and floral aromas. Look for honeysuckle sweetness.

Pearmund Cellars Ameritage Red 2016

33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 17% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot.
Cherry, currant, and herbaceous flavors. Balanced tannins with a lingering finish. Full-bodied and complex. Limited production.

Product Description

Pearmund Cellars Virginias Heritage is made from 44% Merlot, 25% Petit Verdot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 9% Tannat

In recognition of the 400th anniversary of winegrowing in the Americas, Virginia's finest producers were asked to each donate a barrel of their best red Bordeaux-style varietal wine. These were then blended together and bottled to create a limited-edition commemorative wine called Virginia's Heritage.

A truly Virginia wine, Virginia's Heritage represents Virginia's burgeoning wine scene while at the same time paying homage to the quadricentennial establishing Virginia as the cradle of winemaking in the Americas.

The wine is lead with Merlot and Petit Verdot. Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat then Cabernet Franc supporting the blend. The wine seems more of a Spanish Rioja Alta style than of Bordeaux blend as first expected. Dark fruit such as wild black cherry, spicy notes of cinnamon and vanilla and on the nose and mid-pallet. A pleasant earthy and smokiness with good texture, a long, refined finish with notes of sweet tobacco, cedar and spice, cherry liqueur aftertaste which will further develop over time in the bottle.

Limited edition, limited quantities.

16 independent Virginia wineries made their share, then wine was collected, blended and aged an additional year prior to bottling.

Review:

"A fun and delicious blend of petit verdot, merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and tannat from 16 wineries across Virginia. The vintage is 2016, though the label doesn’t indicate that. Round and soft texture, yet it’s fresh and vivid. Full body. Lots of spicy, meat and plum character with some currants. Flavorful finish. Drink now."
- James Suckling (October 2018), 93 pts

"This nonvintage wine is a collaboration between 16 Virginia wineries. Dark plum aromas are dense on the nose and aided by black pepper and cocoa tones. It’s plush in feel, with black olive, tobacco and clove flavors. A warm finish with spicy oak and well-integrated tannins is smooth and attractive. —C.D."
- Wine Enthusiast (November 2018), 90 pts - BEST OF YEAR

Winery: Pearmund Cellars

The Pearmund Cellars Estate
Pearmund Cellars was founded in 1976 and purchased by Chris in 1993 (with his first vintage in 2002), the estate has had active agriculture since the mid-1700s.. It is located in the foothills of eastern Fauquier County, VA.  The winery spreads over 7500-square-foot and they farm 25 acres of vines: Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling, Late Harvest Vidal, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Ameritage.
At the estate the oldest Chardonnay vines in Virginia are planted, while the rest of the grapes are sourced from various parts of the Commonwealth.  The vineyard is managed with as little intrusion as possible, and the estate operates in a largely holistic, earth-conscious manner.  They produce about 7,000 cases annually with an almost equal split between red and white. 

They produce 7,000 cases
Pearmund Cellars was voted Virginia's Favorite Winery in 2007.

 

 

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Lismore Pinot Noir 2017

Lismore Pinot Noir is made from 100 percent Pinot Noir

Complex bouquet of crushed rose petals, wild jasmine and fresh French herbs followed by a palate full of cranberry, raspberry and a long savory finish.


The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness. 30% whole bunch fermented in large 5000 liter vats with gentle pump-overs twice a day. The process allowed for a long extraction period which lends to the fruit expression and structure of this wine. The free run wine was drained off and the fermented grapes were then pressed in a traditional wooden basket press. The wine was racked into 225, 300 and 500 liter barrels where malolactic fermentation took place and the wine was aged for 10 months. 35% new French oak was used.

Review:

"On the nose, the 2017 Pinot Noir begins with classic dusty red fruit with subtle red spice tones and hints of oak. On the palate, the wine is just slightly tart, revealing some fresh, zippy cranberry tones with orange spice that lingers through to the finish. The mouthfeel is something like that from the Willamette Valley, where it has a quiet strength at its core, with complex fruit and soft earthy tones. The finish is long and shows great focus and balance. It's beautiful now, but I know it will get better with age. Be patient and let it rest. - Anthony Mueller"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 92+ pts



 Wine Advocate: 92