Cornus Virginicus II
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Cornus Virginicus II
Cornus Virginicus II

Cornus Virginicus II is a limited-release red blend crafted in partnership with the First Lady of Virginia.

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67% Petit Verdot, 33% Merlot. Harvested October 1-5, 2021 at Cana Vineyards, Loudoun County and Silver Creek Orchards, Nelson County, Virginia. The individual lots fermented separately in open top fermenters with twice daily punchdowns. Barrel aged 17 months, in 66% 2nd fill French oak. Bottled April 8, 2023, 140 cases.

Cornus Virginicus is a limited-release wine that celebrates Virginia agriculture. The project is a collaboration between the First Lady of Virginia, Suzanne S. Youngkin, and a rotating Virginia winemaker. As winners of the 2022 Virginia Governor's Cup, Cana Vineyards and winemaker Melanie Natoli crafted the second edition of this signature blend, released September 27, 2023.

Cornus Virginicus is Latin for “Flowering tree of Virginia” and pays tribute to the Commonwealth’s official state flower and tree— the Dogwood— and the First Lady of Virginia’s seal. Depicted on the front label, the Dogwood tree is symbolic of tradition, strength and beauty found throughout Virginia. 

Proceeds from this wine support Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom: