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2020 Virga GSM Blend
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Harvest Date
Sept. 22 to Oct. 14
Acid
6.3 g/L
pH
3.63
Aging
18 months in neutral American oak puncheons
Fermentation
7-9 days
Bottling Date
March 4, 2022
Alcohol %
14.5

2020 Virga GSM Blend

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SKU: 20VIRGA

2020 Virga is 42% Mourvedre, 34% Syrah and 24% Grenache from Weinbau, Dineen and Ciel du Cheval vineyards.  Aromas and flavors of baking spices, marionberry jam, blackberry, vanilla, a slice of cherry pie and a cellar-worthy supply of structure that's capped by mocha and black olive.

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 bright ruby color and rich, spicy aromas of blackberries, black plums, black currants, black roses, mulberry, pipe tobacco, garrigue, pepper and spiced incense. The flavors are tempting 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.
Vineyard Notes
42% Weinbau Vineyard, 34% Dineen Vineyard, 24% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
Production Notes
Our grapes were hand sorted and mechanically destemmed into a small bin for a 1-3 day cold soak to bring out flavors and color. Yeast and nutrients were then added to start a 7-9 day fermentation followed by a 7-9 day extended maceration to enhance the mid-palate. 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, smoked baby back ribs, sauteed mushrooms or a juicy burger.
Production
52 cases
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Harvest Date
Sept. 22 to Oct. 14
Acid
6.3 g/L
pH
3.63
Aging
18 months in neutral American oak puncheons
Fermentation
7-9 days
Bottling Date
March 4, 2022
Alcohol %
14.5