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2008 Virage Barrel Select Blend - 750ml
Single Bottle Price: $72.00

This special 2-barrel lot was selected by the winery team for a separate bottling, after aging 29 months in 100% new Saury barrels.  Sold direct from the winery only, this blend reveals a perfect marriage of smooth, dark, mineral-rich fruit flavors with the very smooth silken texture and sasparilla flavors of these pretty barrels.  Ready to drink.  Just 42 cases produced.
Virage 2007
2007 Virage Bordeaux Blend
Single Bottle Price: $55.00

Our 92-point first release, a Wine & Spirits Magazine YEARS BEST, Cabernet Franc leads this layered, complex Bordeaux-style blend.  Expressive aromatics introduce rich pomegranate and black cherry mingling with graphite, fine tobacco, and a savory minerality reminiscent of a Right-Bank Bordeaux.  With time in decanter, this built-to-age blend gains further weight and depth, developing an exquisite plushy texture and layers of deep black-fruit flavors.  Espresso and bittersweet cocoa powder in the mouthwatering finish.  A special and complex wine that, like a great conversation, continues to evolve throughout dinner--if not until the next day.  Drink now or cellar for 10+ years.  912 cases produced.
2008 Virage Bordeaux Blend
Single Bottle Price: $52.00

Black cherry pie laced with mocha. Crowd-pleasing balance of fruit and savory elements, exceptionally smooth and seamless, this cabernet franc-merlot blend is ready to enjoy on opening. Believe it or not, just pop and pour. Our perfect restaurant wine. Steve Heimoff of Wine Enthusiast Magazine describes it as 'soft and melted.... currant, red stone fruit and licorice flavors are delicious and complex."

Medium weight, supple texture, and lovely balance makes this a versatile wine for pairing. An intriguing thread of toasted bitter almond lingers in the mouthwatering finish. Just 308 cases produced.
2013 Virage Dry Rose
Single Bottle Price: $26.00 APRIL RELEASE

Moving another step closer to Southern French rosé with our fourth vintage, the 2013 Virage is sheer, delicate and delightful. Aging on the lees brought out chalky, mineral aromas similiar to a sparkling brut rosé. Bone dry, but not edgy--on release the wine already shows a polished satin texture. Subtle wet stone and spring rain ideas mingling with white peach, quince and pink grapefruit flavors. A lovely picnic with fresh chevre. Pair fearlessly with delicate fare as poached fish, spring rolls, hamachi crudo, sashimi, ceviche, freshly-shucked oysters. We're thinking crab/shrimp salad with ruby grapefruit, avocado and endive. 420 cases produced. Hopefully won't run out in July this year!
2012 Virage Dry Rose
Single Bottle Price: $24.00 SOLD OUT
 

90WS! The most flavor-packed Virage rosé.  A crisp, refreshing fine wine produced by southern French method as always.  The very expressive aromas--stone fruit, tangerine, papaya, pink grapefruit--all come through on the palate, carried in a crisp structure, finishing with citrus zest and a hint of minerality.  Fuller body than 2011.  This lively wine shows the benefit of grapes harvested early, specifically for rosé.  The berries were de-stemmed, macerated overnight, then pressed after a little color and flavor released from the skins.  Fermented slow and cool in small stainless drums to preserve delicate aromas.  Think crab cakes, paella, salumi, salads, grilled salmon, grilled anything.  Fabulous with sushi.  Grab a California roll and discover dry rosé.  Only 126 cases produced.
2011 Virage Rose
Single Bottle Price: $24.00 SOLD OUT
 

Crisp, bright dry rosé of cabernet franc offering delicate, mineral-laced aromas and flavors of hibiscus, quince and citrus.  An engaging, lively wine from whole-cluster pressed grapes harvested specifically for rosé. In 2011, the very cool growing season delivered a pale, elegant beauty.  This is decidedly French-styled rosé--pressed after a short maceration for a hint of color from the skins, then fermented at cool temperatures in small stainless steel drums to preserve delicate aromas and fresh flavors.

Like a sparkling wine, dry rosé complements brunch, lunch and most any hors-d'oeurves or "first course" fare.  Stunning with shellfish--crabcakes, grilled shrimp, fried calamari, cioppino, sushi and ceviche.  The lively minerality also complements cured meats and smoked salmon. Emily's signature pairing:  prosciutto-wrapped green honeydew skewered with french feta, fresh mint and a bit of preserved lemon (see photo).  138 cases produced.
2010 Virage Rose
Single Bottle Price: $24.00 SOLD OUT
 

A vibrant, crisp rosé to complement summer foods--grilled seafood, sushi, spicy sausage, herbed chicken, pork tenderloin. Flavors of juicy red fruit, hibiscus tea, and key lime in finish. Mouth-watering and refreshing. Cabernet Franc whole-cluster pressed to rosé contributes bright acidity blended with a "morning-after" saignee from our Carneros Merlot.  We call it "the cosmo you can take to dinner."  Only 56 cases produced.