This is a light-bodied refreshing red wine made primarily from young-vine Cabernet Franc, berry flavors that predominate in the fruit of these young vines. It is what you would find by the carafe (“pichet”) on the terrace of a French cafe where it lubricates conversation and feeds a bonhomie that, mostly, ends well! ABV 12%.
Petit Verdot 2017
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%.