Paradise Springs Winery and Vineyards at Clifton, Virginia

Available Wines

 

     White Wines

Chardonnay 2008

2012 Chardonnay

Barrel fermented and aged 'sur lie' in lightly toasted French Oak for 8 months. Bright & crisp with flavors of Granny Smith apples, a creamy mid palate, and a smooth finish for this fruit-forward style of chardonnay.

*2009 Vintage - Winner of the VA Governor's Cup for the "Best White Wine in VA".


Content: 100% Chardonnay
Cases Produced: 1032

Price: $29
Viognier 2008

 

2012 Viognier

Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, this Viognier has a citrus nose accentuated with apricot on the front palate. It has good body with a balanced acid structure  and finishes with essence of melon.


Content: 100% Viognier
Cases Produced: 637

Price: $29
Sauvignon Blanc 2008

 

2012 Petit Manseng

This varietal derives its name from its small, thick-skinned berries that yield a beautiful, golden straw-colored wine. Often made into a late-harvest dessert wine, our version is more of a dry style with a fruity, citrus nose. It is a medium bodied wine with a strong front palate of guava and ripe pear, a touch of creaminess on the mi-palate, and lemon zest on the finish.


Content: 100% Petit Manseng
Cases Produced: 528

Price: $27
Chardonnay 2008

 

2013 Sommet Blanc

With a subtle floral aroma and blistering with tree fruit notes such as apple and asian pear, this off-dry white wine blend is well balanced with good acidity and a clean lingering finish.


Content: 43% Vidal Blanc, 31% Traminette, 26% Riesling
Cases Produced: 795

Price: $24

 

       Red Wines

 

2012 Cabernet Franc

Estate grown here in Paradise, Cabernet Franc is quickly becoming the staple red wine of Virginia. This wine has an earthy mineral characteristic with a great mouth feel. Fruity aromas of cherry and vanilla are balanced by spicy flavors of black pepper and tobacco.

Content: 100% Cabernet Franc
Cases Produced: 795

Price: $28

 

2012 Mélange

The rich garnet color of this medium bodied red wine blend gives way to aromas of warm vanilla and red fruits. The palate tantalizes with velvety tannins, a light toasty oak component, and red cherry fruit that finishes dry and very smooth. Melange means "mixture" in French.

Content: 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot
Cases Produced: 678

Price: $27

2012 Petit Verdot

One of the five Noble Bordeaux varietals, this Petit Verdot is delicately aged in French Oak to help balance its firm tannin structure. This wine has rich flavors of dark fruits such as blackberries and plums with a touch of spice on the finish.

Content: 100% Petit Verdot
Cases Produced: 172

       Price: $32       

 

2011 Tannat (SOLD OUT)

Tannat is a lesser known variety from the Madiran region in southwest France. This 2011 vintage was fined to make it much more approachable than the usual hearty and tannic version that you will find. Abundant with the aromas and flavors of plums, black cherries, and blackberries, the wine envelops the palate with good structure and body, then finishes really smooth with a spicy note.

Content: 100% Tannat
Cases Produced: 243

       Price: $32       

 

2012 Norton (Double Gold Medal Winner)

The Real American Grape® was first cultivated in Richmond, VA in 1830. Having the highest concentration of Antioxidants in any red grape, Norton is "the healthiest wine you can drink"! This distincly dark-colored wine has jammy black fruit flavors such as blackberry & plum and finishes with notes of baking spices.

Content: 100% Norton
Cases Produced: 563

Price: $32
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2007

 

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Aged 13 months in 1-4 year old oak barrels for complexity, this Cabernet has a great tannin structure rich with blackberry and cherry flavors to give it that big mouth feel.

Content: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cases Produced: 549

Price: $32

 

2011 Meritage

A wine comprised of only our best barrels and only of  the five Bordeaux noble varietals. Full bodied and complex with a balanced tannin structure. Aged 10 months in American Oak with complex, integrated flavors of brambleberry, cherry, and liquorice.

Content: 31% Cabernet Franc, 29% Petit Verdot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec
Cases Produced: 720

Price: $35

 

     Other Wines

2013 Nana's Rosé (Also available in 1.5 L)

This dry French style Rose is a refreshing selection. Aromas of rose oil and grapefruit accent flavors of guava, strawberry and citrus. Grape skins contact at cold temperatures for only two days give this wine it’s pale salmon color.

Content: 100% Merlot
Cases Produced: 58

Price: $22

Aprés Sparkling Viognier

Using 100% Virginia Viognier, Aprés sparkling is aged, fermented, and hand turned in bottle for 13 months using the traditional champagne method. This extra dry sparkling wine is our tribute to all those extraordinary moments worth celebrating!

Content: 100% Virginia Viognier
Cases Produced: About 120 a year

Price: $43

Blanc de Blancs (Méthode Champenoise)

First, the wine shows it’s rich golden color and brilliant clarity with a fine elegant mousse. The aroma and flavors are fresh and crisp with clean acidic fruits such as lemon, and green apple, accented by a touch of yeast and toastiness. The wine is well balanced by the creaminess of the mid-palate and finish that is long and crisp with beautiful acidity.

Content: 100% Chardonnay (Sparkling)
Cases Produced: About 100 a year

Price: $35
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2007

Swagger, Edition I (Port-Style)

Fortified with grape spirit brandy and aged in Virginia Bourbon Barrels from the Bowman Distillery for 17 months, this edition is comprised entirely from the 2011 vintage. Just a touch of sweetness (2.5%) with a long lingering finish.

Content: 500ml Bottle Size
Cases Produced: 264

Price: $39