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2010 Virage Bordeaux Blend



 
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An expansive, dense, rich wine that evokes a sense of celebration. This all-season warmer offers heady aromatics of roasted black plum and black cherry layered with dark chocolate, subtle baking spices, and toasted almond. From our same cool-climate sources, about a third from nearby Hyde Vineyards, yet a slightly 'riper' wine than the prior vintages. The bottle reads "Rutherford" on the back label from blending and bottling with our friends at Alpha Omega Winery. A big wine due to the warmer season, but as always, balanced by natural acidity, giving that dining-friendly, mouth-watering finish. This very ripe vintage was a surprise to many--a couple of severe heat strikes (105-110F, even in Carneros) followed a long cool growing season in the Spring and Summer of 2010. We were all pulling leaves earlier in the season, and weather once again had the final word. At our size, one determined winemaker spent literally two straight weeks snipping away, by hand, the sunburn & raisins on exposed fruit. And so we bask in the 'hearts' of those luscious clusters and enjoy the glow of the added layer of ripeness. A beautiful finish of fruit-laced bittersweet chocolate. Seriously tastes like Christmas in the glass. 622 cases produced. Best served at 65F.

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