WILLIAMSBURG WINERY
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Adagio
The boldest representation of each vintage year. Created in the Virginia
style, Adagio showcases the charm and elegance of the Old World in perfect
harmony with the adventurous spirit and freedom of the New. 

It's the melody that drives the Wessex Hundred experience.

"Of particular interest down south is Williamsburg's Adagio...Adagio is one of the Big Boys and it shows beautifully."

-Mark Squires, renowned wine critic for the Wine Advocate 

2017 Adagio

Varietals: 37% Tannat, 33% Petit Verdot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2017 is a wonderful reflection of a great vintage.  It is a richly complex wine with many layers.  There is a balance between the dark fruits of figs and dates along with the red fruits of raspberry and dark cherry.  There are additionally some nice hints of blueberry, rhubarb and cassis.  Next to the fruit aspect is an old world earthy character along with some cocoa, black olive and black pepper.  The tannins are gripping but approachable and the oak is wonderfully partnered with all the nuances.  I find this to be an exceptionally well-balanced wine that will age magnificently over the next decade or more.

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Reserve Wines

Made only in the finest vintages, the Reserve wines represent our winemaker's signature style.

2017 Virginia Trianon

Varietals: 77% Cabernet Franc, 23% Petit Verdot

​New Release!

This is a beautifully balanced wine with all the upfront fruit qualities and earthy character one would expect from a Cabernet Franc. The fruit has some lovely berry notes with some red and black cherry, along with some elegant dark fruits.  The wine finishes very clean with soft tannins and well integrated oak. There is a touch of brightness on the finish that creates a pleasant lingering effect with the fresh fruit. This may be the best Trianon to date. Try this with some lamb.

2017 Petit Verdot Reserve

Varietals: 100% Petit Verdot

A truly opulent wine showing bold rich layers of blackberry, dark cherry, currant and cranberry. The next layer shows some cocoa and vanilla. There are also some pleasant earth notes of suede, olives and a hint of eucalyptus. All these layers are wrapped in exquisite tannins and oak creating a wine with beautiful harmony. The finish lingers on the pallet for a long time while the fruit and oak embrace beautifully.  

2017 Gabriel Archer Reserve

Varietals: 41% Petit Verdot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 19% Merlot

A mild winter and a warmer Spring were the perfect conditions for an early bud break.  The Summer months were a bit warmer, approximately 5 degrees on average, and not as much rain also helped to create a great vintage with an abundance of grapes.  The humidity seemed to be a bit less as well helping to create very good growing conditions.  In the Fall we did not see too much rain and the weather was very mild to warm.  Overall 2017 was the best vintage I have experienced in Virginia.

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2017 Merlot Reserve

Varietals: 100% Merlot

The 2017 Reserve Merlot is another great representation of the vintage. The bright, red fruit aspects of cherries, raspberry, strawberry, rhubarb and cassis are well integrated with some quieter elements of dried fruits. All the fruits are generously covered in a rich layer of chocolate. Woven together with the fruit and chocolate is an earthiness that also has a touch of minerality and vanilla, accentuated with a soft, perfume character. The finish is fruit forward with the oak and tannins well balanced and fresh. Will drink nicely now and for the next 10+ years. Drink more Merlot!

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Limited Release Wines

Wines produced in very small quantities that are first made available to our Wine Club Members upon release and some of which remain Wine Club Member exclusives.

2017 Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon

Varietal: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Tannat

Wine Club Exclusive!
This wine provides a delightful blend of both fresh red fruit and dried dark fruits with a mix of green and black olives.  A very juicy wine with layers of cocoa and cream. The fruit is complemented with a graphite minerality from the French oak along with a classic earthy character. A well-rounded wine with exquisite tannins that are well balanced.  The oak is strong but does not overpower the other elements, yet rather enhances them.  The finish is strong and elegant and lasts quite a while.  This wine will age extremely well with untapped potential.  It drinks well now but I would recommend a decanter.  I have been waiting for this wine to be In bottle since the harvest of 2017.  Enjoy!