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2010 Virage Bordeaux Blend
2010 Virage Bordeaux Blend


 
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A flavorful, expansive blend of our cool-climate Carneros merlot, about 1/3 of the grapes from nearby Hyde Vineyards, and a lush block of Cabernet Franc from Rutherford hillsides in similar *Forward* soils.

The bottle reads "Rutherford" on the back label from blending & bottling with our friends at Alpha Omega Winery. This is the most new-world Virage yet thanks to a warm vintage. Dark stone fruit and dark chocolate, laced with signature Virage minerality. A warming Napa Valley wine, but as always, bright acidity on the mouth-watering finish, leaving you hungry...

The very cool growing season of 2010 took an abrupt turn for all of Napa Valley --even in Carneros --with a couple of severe heat strikes at season's end. A friend warned me not to trim the sunburned shoulders too early! For us, that last searing of heat--once we snipped away more raisins!--added a layer of warmth over the slow-developed flavors that we love from cooler-climate growing. Finishes with bittersweet cocoa and espresso. 622 cases produced. Best served at 65F.

JAN2021: She's going through a shy phase upon first opening; straw and clear cherry fruit, reminiscent of a pinot noir in the smooth delivery of fresh acidity. That's just the opening act; within 15 minutes the violets and chocolate emerge, then the expanding body. Whew! The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift... she's a very expansive wine that takes you on a little journey. Hallelujah.