This wine is a rich blend of the Rhone Valley white grapes Marsanne and Roussanne. It is fermented and undergoes malolactic conversion in French barrels where it is aged sur lees for one year to produce a complex, layered wine of depth and balance. This a wine for those who enjoy a full and rounded white with roasted turkey. ABV 13.2 %.
Erato, the goddess of Greek mythology derived her name from the word "lovely," which is what this aromatic steel fermented, unoaked wine is. The distinct aroma comes from a small portion of Muscat Blanc a petit Grains grown on slate soils in our highest elevation vineyard. It is a splendid aperitif wine.
This wine is 17% Teroldego, 43% Sangiovese, 10% Aglianico, and 30% Merlot. Blending Italian grapes with Bordeaux varietals was first done a few decades ago and resulted in the superlative wines commonly called Super Tuscans. This is our homage to those superbly imaginative wines.
This is a fine wine from a fine vintage. Its flavors are melded beautifully and flow seamlessly; both a sensual and cerebral pleasure at the same time. (It is a Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Franc and Petit Verdot.) Matured in French barrels. ABV 14.2%.
This wine is proof that Bordeaux's orphan grape Petit Verdot has found its "forever home" at Muse vineyards in the Shenandoah Valley. The vines were in their tenth year in the warm dry vintage of 2017, their grapes ripened gently and fully. To be sure, this is a bigger wine than the '17 Franc, but that's its uncomplicated nature - foursquare, solid and satisfying. ABV 14%.
This is a non-vintage wine. It is a blend of estate grown cabernet franc from the 2017 and 2018 harvest. While almost all of our wines are from a single vintage, occasionally we find blending two or more years from a particular vineyard block presents a better wine than one stand-alone year.