Novum continues to be an exercise in Cabernet Franc, so it is this variety from Baer Ridge in the Shenandoah Valley that drives the aromas and flavor.
Wine description: On the nose we find blackberry and raspberry preserves, fennel, cola, and cedar as
well as mushroom and fallen leaves aromas, a result of extended lees contact. The palate has density
and structure without angularity, showing black cherry, graham cracker, and menthol on finish. There
is more palate volume than the 2014 vintage, with more depth of color and flavor, finishing with
supple, melt-away tannins.
Blend: 43% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, 20% Tannat, 3% Petit Verdot