Bluemont Vineyard has always been a destination winery because of the amazing views (see below). The wines they produced seem to match that ideal, with the focus being on patio wines that pair well with a deck and good friends.
As the winery has matured so have their wines and this latest batch of wines reflects a more mature wine making style.
The first release is their Petit Manseng (shown above), which was released last Thursday. This wine comes in a 375m bottle and is a great summer wine with aromas of peaches and cinnamon and a fresh taste.
In addition to the Petit Manseng, they also are also releasing a Cabernet Franc at the end of the month. This is the first Cabernet Franc release from Bluemont Vineyard. It is a traditional Virginia Cabernet Franc, so it is full of spices and a pepper on the nose and a very earthy taste. The Cabernet Franc was aged for a year in neutral French Oak barrels.
They will also be releasing their 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, also a first for the winery. Finally, they are changing up their Merlot. Instead of blending it with Cabernet Sauvignon, as they have done in years past they are blending it with 10% Petit Verdot.
The fall should be exciting at Bluemont Vineyard, and don't forget those amazing views: