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2012 VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY PROPRIETARY RED

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Virage is a unique producer that shifts outside of the status quo of producing Cabernet Sauvignon dominant, ripe, flashy wines. Instead, they make a Merlot-based wine, blended with Cabernet Franc that’s elegantly charming, expansively complex, and intricately defined. The wine builds on the tension created from cool-climate Merlot sourced from Carneros, and powerful, mineral-laced Cabernet Franc from Atlas Peak, in a way that’s both magnetic and memorable.

With nearly six years in the bottle, the 2012 Virage blossomed into a complex and elegant masterpiece that showcases the vintage’s best qualities. There were 322 cases produced of this wine, and after tasting the 2012 vintage, it’s hard to believe there’s any left.

The 2012 vintage strategically combines Merlot from the Beau Terroir Vineyard in Carneros, with Cabernet Franc from Soda Canyon Vineyards on Atlas Peak, uniting both varietals and regions perfectly.

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2012 VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY PROPRIETARY RED

“The 2012 Virage Proprietary Red begins with a penetrating nose of red currants, black plums, cassis, Italian glove leather, English roses, spice box, and a hint of tar. The approach has a lovely weight and balance with concentrated red and black fruits, sweet floral notes, and a crisp acidity that cuts a swath across your palate and carries the finish for well over a minute. This wine might have been challenging to harness when it was young (which might explain why there is still some available,) but with the extended age, it has now hit its stride and drinks beautifully today and will continue to do so over the next ten years.”
95 Points
“A special wine from a special vintage. After two years of putting us to work, mother nature made our lives easy. Welcome to intense aromas of cedar, mocha and cassis, luring you in to a core of melting black fruits. With succulent, intoxicating bitters and mouthwatering minerality, the wine’s acidity gives a sense of motion–flavors move across the palate like a movie on a screen. The time-release finish truly does not quit. Blended early in 2014, aged 26 months in barrel. Did I mention the endless finish?”

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Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in

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