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2021 Virga Red Blend
Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Harvest Date
Sept. 30 and Oct. 7
Acid
5.4 g/L
pH
3.74
Aging
18 months in 50% new French Oak puncheon
Fermentation
11 days
Bottling Date
March 20, 2023
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Enthusiast
92

2021 Virga Red Blend

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SKU: 21VIRGA

Our 9th vintage of Virga features Mourvedre (70%), Syrah (28%) and Grenache (2%) from Weinbau, Boushey and Ciel du Cheval vineyards.  It offers a deep ruby color and engaging aromas of wild raspberry, blueberry, black currant, black roses, mulberry, pipe tobacco, olive, herb potpourri and stick incense. The flavors mirror the aromatics with generous yet focused dark fruits that are intermixed with licorice, bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee beans and dusty earth. On the back, the wine gains depth (from the Syrah) with pressed fruits, roasted nuts, framboise, and cassis liqueurs, mocha and pencil shavings, followed by a sweet-dry moderate tannin finish. This shows plenty of flavor from front to back. (courtesy of Review of Washington Wines)  92 Points: Wine Enthusiast

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Virga is our rich, full bodied and slightly spicy homage to the great wines of France’s Southern Rhone Valley. This blend of 70% Mourvèdre, 28% Syrah and 2% Grenache offers a deep ruby color and engaging aromas of wild raspberry, blueberry, black currant, black roses, mulberry, pipe tobacco, olive, herb potpourri and stick incense. The flavors mirror the aromatics with generous yet focused dark fruits that are intermixed with licorice, bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee beans and dusty earth. On the back, the wine gains depth (from the Syrah) with pressed fruits, roasted nuts, framboise, and cassis liqueurs, mocha and pencil shavings, followed by a sweet-dry moderate tannin finish. This shows plenty of flavor from front to back. (courtesy of Review of Washington Wines)
Ratings
-93 points: Wash. State Wine Awards -92 points: Wine Enthusiast -91 points: Northwest Wine Report -18.5+ points: Review of Washington Wines
Awards
-Gold Medal: Wash. State Wine Awards
Vineyard Notes
Weinbau, Boushey and Ciel du Cheval Vineyards
Production Notes
Our grapes were hand sorted and mechanically destemmed into a small bin for a 1 day cold soak to bring out flavors and color. Yeast and nutrients were then added to start an 11 day fermentation followed by a 12 day extended maceration to enhance the mid-palate and soften tannins. 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
101 cases
Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Harvest Date
Sept. 30 and Oct. 7
Acid
5.4 g/L
pH
3.74
Aging
18 months in 50% new French Oak puncheon
Fermentation
11 days
Bottling Date
March 20, 2023
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Enthusiast
92