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2011 Virage Bordeaux Blend



 
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Concentrated fruit, complexity and elegance in 13.6% alcohol. Now THAT's Bordeaux style.... Rich pomegranate and cassis laced with signature Virage minerality. This 2011 growing season was especially cool for Napa Valley, but then it's always cool in Carneros (save for those two insane heat spikes late season 2010). Unforgiving rains at harvest made for tremendous extra work sorting grapes both in the field and at the winery, but gratefully even the higher-elevation blocks achieved optimal ripeness after a good long hangtime. Being a small producer, friends came along and we literally shook every vine ahead of the picking crew to drop out berries ravaged by botrytis--and then sorted some more on the table at the winery. Way too easy to drink right out of the bottle with no decant needed, but gains complexity and depth with oxygen. This is still a baby. Tasting in winter 2015/2016, it's literally still improving at 3-4 days open.
481 cases produced. 92 by W&S!! Beautiful review by WE - see our *PRESS* page. Silver Medal at the SF Chronicle Tasting. And a W&S YEARS' BEST!

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