2019 Paradise Springs Cabernet Franc, Bull Run River, Clifton, VA
Cabernet Franc is not only used in red blends but is an important varietal wine in Virginia. This lighter bodied wine has black tea and black cherry notes followed by a white pepper component and earthiness. The silky texture of the tannins on the palate lead to flavors of sour cherry and red plum as the wine finishes long and dry.
Governors Cup Regular Winner!
The name Paradise Springs comes directly from the history books of Clifton, Virginia. Its origin was that of mineral springs on the west side of town. Clifton was considered a resort destination by many in Washington. It is said that past Presidents and Generals visited the town for its healing waters. In 1904, water from Paradise Springs was sent off to be tested and was found pure enough for commercial bottling. So in 1910, a bottling plant was constructed and Paradise Springs bottled water. The clear colored bottles displayed simply the word "PARADISE" blown into the glass. The Herald even once reported that Paradise Springs was "on the boom". Nonetheless, the business eventually went under and became nothing more than a historical reference.