Aged 40 months in used French oak barrels, this wine is 75% Cabernet Franc and 25% Petit Verdot. This wine has an elegant lift reminiscent of Loire Cabernet Francs. Refreshing to the end of the bottles, it's a wine that maintains a synergistic energy throughout the food course it is allied with. This is a fresh bright wine that pairs well with steak dinners and red sauced pastas. ABV 14.1%.
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Made exclusively of Petit Verdot grapes, this wine has strong cherry notes and was aged in French oak barrels. An uncomplicated, robust varietal that pairs well with hearty red meat stews, and similar straightforward, rustic foods. ABV 13.9%.
This is a plush wine of depth and complexity from a great vintage. Aged for over two years in French barrels this Franc is a tribute to the gentle marriage of fine-grained oak and red wine. Its tannins are well-integrated and frame the wine perfectly. Its flavors meld and flow seamlessly. A wine to think about while drinking, as it will insistently remind you.
Muse Gamay is a perfect summer wine. Fermented in stainless steel and bottled young, it is a bright, fresh wine. With a pretty pale garnet color it is lighter in body than a traditional red wine aged in oak barrels with sour cherry notes. Try it with food as an alternative to rosé - goes well with pizza, pasta, hamburgers and other informal meals. Try it slightly chilled (45 minutes in the refrigerator) as a great deck and patio wine
We have always found this grape to do very well at Muse, but our 2019 is the best effort yet. Sauvignon Blanc, as a cool weather grape, is unsuitable for most vineyard sites in the U.S. Virginia as a whole is on the edge of being too warm and too wet. Because Shenandoah County is close to being the driest east of the Mississippi, Sauvignon Blanc is well-suited most years to Muse Vineyards. At 12.8% alcohol this wine is perfectly balanced with a bright citrusy nose. The flavors are deep and long lasting. An excellent expression of Sauvignon Blanc.
Named for the humble "pichets" (wine carafes) of French cafes, this red wine is light-bodied, uncomplicated and refreshing. It is a blend of younger grapes produced exclusively at Muse Vineyards from our younger vines. It is fermented in stainless steel and bottled early. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy it as the wine of boulevardiers and resting Moulin Rouge dancers.
The Vin Gris de Gamay was produced separately from the red Gamay. Grapes were whole-cluster pressed. 100% Gamay. Stainless-steel fermented and aged. By contrast the Rosé was produced by crushing the fruit, and soaking the juice on skins; naturally this process produces more color. This wine is made from grapes only grown at Muse Vineyards.
This is a Bordeaux style wine in a classic blend of 29% of Cabernet Franc, 21% of Cabernet Sauvignon, and 25% of Petit Verdot, and 25% of Merlot and Malbec blend. This wine is aged for three years in 30% new, 50% once-filled and 20% neutral French oak barrels. This wine has a pronounced Medoc quality that complements a wide range of cuisine (as a good Bordeaux should). ABV 14.3%.
The Erato is a combination of Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc and Muscat. The grapes used in this white wine
were grown at our highest elevation vineyard on slate soils. The grapes were whole-cluster pressed
and fermented slowly in stainless steel at 60 degrees F to preserve aromatic richness and freshness
on the palate. ABV 12.9%