Silver – 2018 Virginia Governor’s Cup
Cabernet Sauvignon History
Hickory Hill Vineyard’s Cabernet Sauvignon is another one of the original six wines that Roger and Judy Furrow crafted nearly two decades ago. It does well at Hickory Hill Vineyards. It likes our long hot summers and if mother nature cooperates and we are not hit by a hurricane or tropical storm at harvest, it ripens well. The way we make this one has changed little in two decades- very dry, usually 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, and French oak-aged with minimal handling in the winery. Our reds will often have sediment, especially since we are slow to release them, letting them tell us when they are ready.