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2018 Virga
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Vineyard Designation
Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
Harvest Date
Sept. 19-Oct. 18
Acid
6.7 g/L
pH
3.55
Aging
20 months in new Minnesota oak barrels (Kelvin)
Bottling Date
June 2019
Alcohol %
14.5

2018 Virga

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SKU: 18VIRGA

Virga is 48% Mourvedre, 36% Syrah and 16% Grenache from Weinbau, Gamache, Ciel du Cheval and Coyote Canyon vineyards.  Aromas and flavors of blackberry, black pepper, vanilla, and baking spices.  

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Virga is our rich, full bodied and slightly spicy homage to the great wines of France’s Southern Rhone Valley. It displays a semi opaque ruby color and rich, smoky aromas of blackberries, black plums, black currants, black roses, mulberry, pipe tobacco, garrigue, pepper and spiced incense. The flavors are thick and chewy, interlayered with licorice, dark cocoa, roasted coffee beans and earth. On the back, the wine turns chewy textured with sensations of macerated berries, roasted nuts, mocha, crème de cassis and charcoal, followed by a savory, ripe tannin finish.
Ratings
18.5/20 Points: Review of Washington Wines
Awards
Gold Medal: Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival
Vineyard Notes
55% Weinbau Vineyard, 35% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, 10% Coyote Canyon Vineyard
Production Notes
Brix (% sugar) at harvest was 29.4%. Our grapes were hand sorted and mechanically destemmed into a small bin for a 1-2 day cold soak to bring out flavors and color. Yeast and nutrients were then added to start a 7-10 day fermentation. Then the “free run” wine was pumped into barrels and the remaining skins were gently pressed to extract remaining wine. into the barrels. The wine then went through a malolactic fermentation which softens the wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with lamb, goat cheese, sauteed mushrooms or a juicy steak.
Production
79 cases
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Vineyard Designation
Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
Harvest Date
Sept. 19-Oct. 18
Acid
6.7 g/L
pH
3.55
Aging
20 months in new Minnesota oak barrels (Kelvin)
Bottling Date
June 2019
Alcohol %
14.5