What is it!?
These are some of the finest wines produced at Tarara. They are hand crafted using the highest quality grapes and barrels to showcase the best of what Virginia terroir has to offer. Quantities are limited so please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for purchasing information.
Terra nova literally translates to “new land” and this wine embraces Loudoun County’s terroir. Old world varietals are planted and farmed to showcase Virginia’s soil and climate. In the cellar, a minimalist approach is taken to preserve the unique characteristics of the fruit.
This wine truly is a stellar explosion! Big and bold, it is jam packed with up-front fruit on both the nose and palate. Thick, lush tannins finish with a bang that seems to go on forever.
Virginia is for lovers, and CasaNoVA expresses this beautifully. Silky smooth with round, luscious tannins, it’s perfect for a romantic dinner or in front of the fire with someone special.
Now for the Vintages
CasaNoVA 2010, $50 – 70 Case Production. This wine is 100% Merlot from Nevaeh Vineyard. The dark ruby colored wine shows intense red berry characters, licorice and cocoa notes. Medium bodied palate that is silky and intense, without being heavy. Shows great complexity of berry fruit and oak spice. This wine will develop further over the next 6-8 years.
TerraNoVA 2010, $50 – 70 Case Production. 100% Tannat from Tranquility Vineyard in Purcellville, VA. An opaque, blackish purple wine with rose petal, plum, blackberry and gravelly tones. A full bodied palate stays rich with gobs of fruit and wood spice leading to a long, fruit driven finish. Great in 8-12 years.
SuperNoVA 2010, $50– 70 Case Production. 67% Tannat, 33% Petit Verdot from Honah Lee Vineyard. A massive wine with a palate full of chocolate and spice with underlying blackberry characters. Velvety tannins and a great streak of acidity leads to a long finish. It will benefit from a few years in the cellar and continue to gain complexity for 10-12 years.
CasaNoVA 2009 $45
70 Case Production. Merlot 67%, Syrah 33%. A dark violet colored wine with complex and intense aromas of black currant, crushed black pepper, rose petals and wood smoke. The palate is dense while maintaining balance with bright acidity and velvety tannins with smoky and meaty characters and a long finish showing burnt almonds and toast. A wine built for the cellar.
SuperNoVA 2009, $45
70 Case Production. Merlot 33.3%, Cabernet Sauvignon 33.3%, Cabernet Franc 33.3%. A medium crimson wine with intense aromas of fruit and minerality. The glass shoots out aromas of raspberry preserves, red currant, wet leaves and asphalt. This wine is the softest and most fruit forward of the 2009 Commonwealth Collection wines. The palate is medium bodied and refined with bright red berry fruit and a delicate balance of fine acidity and silky tannins.
TerraNoVA 2009, $45
70 Case Production. Tannat 67%,Cabernet Sauvignon 33%. A dark ruby red wine with loads of smoke and both dark and red berry fruit. Aromatically the initial response is smoke and raspberry but then you find the underlying minerality classic of Tranquility vineyard. The palate if dense and shows balanced acidity and firm tannins showcasing its Tannat dominance. The finish is long and smoky with firm tannins. Hold this wine.