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2012 Virage Bordeaux Blend
2012 Virage Bordeaux Blend

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Single Bottle Price $74.00


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A classic, rich and complex Merlot/CabFranc blend from a special vintage. After two years of challenging weather conditions, mother nature gave us a break. Aromas of bitters, all fruits dark and alluring, leading to a smooth, dense palate and long, mouthwatering finish. This natural, hand-made wine is unfiltered for optimal depth and character.

14.4% alcohol. Blended early in 2014, then aged 26 months in French oak. Only 322 cases bottled, less than half the wine available for blending. (Hint: our 2012 BOURRIQUOT got the rest... and it's dangerously delicious.)

2022 update: Beautiful wine! Tannins are fully resolved in the Atlas Peak Cabernet Franc that was eating cheeks early on. This is now a very smooth wine, pop and pour! It's unfiltered so please stand bottle upright to open. Preferably, stand upright a few hours to days before opening. If tartrates/sediment are present in the neck, you can quickly wipe it out, or use a pourer with a little screen (or wine strainer, just the first splash). The full unfiltered beauty of a well-aged wine is totally worth the extra moment of effort!