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2011 Virage Bordeaux Blend
2011 Virage Bordeaux Blend

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Bottle Price $60.00

Quantity in Stock:1200


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Concentrated fruit, depth and complexity in 13.6% alcohol. Rich cassis laced with signature Virage minerality, like crushed rocks. The 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 2010). Unforgiving rains at harvest created lots of extra fun sorting grapes both in the field and at the winery, but gratefully even our highest-elevation blocks achieved optimal ripeness after a good long hangtime. Being a small producer helps in a trying vintage; friends literally shook every vine ahead of the picking crew to drop out berries ravaged by botrytis--and then sorted some more at the winery table before and after destemming. Way too easy to drink right out of the bottle with no decant needed, but gains complexity and depth with exposure.
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!