• ASWA Winner Slater Run First Bridge2016 First Bridge by Slater Run Vineyards, VA – Gentle handling is the key to the richness of this 44% cabernet franc, 26% merlot, 25% cabernet sauvignon, 5% petit verdot blend. The grapes were hand-harvested and hand-bottled.

    Vinified separately, each variety underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel, then were racked into French oak for 16 months. 70% estate grapes, 100% Virginia fruit.