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Wine Spectator Wine Enthusiast
Rose of Cabernet Franc 2012
90 Crisp and focused, with aromas of apricot and wild flowers, plus structured watermelon, mineral and spice flavors. Drink now.

--Tim Fish, August 2013
92 Virage 2007 Napa Valley This first release from the winery is a fine Bordeaux blend based on Cabernet Franc. It shows all the hallmarks of a cooler-climate Napa Valley wine in the dryness, refined tannins and herb-inflected cherries and blackberries. An elegant, balanced wine that should develop over the next 5–7 years. --Steve Heimoff, April 2011
Wine & Spirits Magazine Good Grape
YEAR'S BEST (Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends) -Dec 2011
"BEST BUY"  Cabernet franc and merlot-based blend from cooler sites in the Napa Valley. It's clean and bright, with bosky cherry flavors and vibrant rose scents. Tight and youthfully rich, this will benefit from several years in the cellar. -Apr 2011
94 “Focused on re-shaping the perception of Napa as a hot weather Cabernet Sauvignon playground, Virage is poised to be a breakout star of 2010. ” 

--Jeff Lefevere, GoodGrape.com
TASTING PANEL 1WineDude

90 Virage Rosé, Napa Valley 2011: "Pale pink; juicy and fresh with racy acidity and zesty fruit; dry, tangy and long with lift and lots of charm."  Anthony Dias Blue July, 2011


"If it seems odd to be making a Right Bank Bordeaux style blend out of Napa, most of your trepidation should dissipate after a taste of Virage; it’s a solid wine with a lot of personality."

--Joe Roberts, 1WineDude.com
Cellartracker Wine Review Online
"94 Perfectly balanced and lilty with a purity and focus that tip toes over mind-boggling, this was a lite to mid-weight wine initially but after about an hour gained some weight as well as some black fruits of currants and black plum. A luscious and plush CF blend that has structure, breed and elegance."

--Mike Pobega, aka "King Cab"

92 Virage, Napa Valley Red Wine 2007:  I suppose there might be somebody out there who could fail to enjoy this wine, but it is so pure and balanced and beautifully ripened that I’d have to conclude that any detractor had indeed “failed” to enjoy the wine.  Made from 71% Cabernet Franc, 24% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and “blended in the Right Bank tradition,” it shows very appealing notes of black cherries and plums, with a pleasant leafy backnote and accents of pencil shavings, toast and dark chocolate.  Michael Franz Nov 23, 2010