Muse Thanksgiving Trio 2021
There’s no wine that hasn’t been said to pair well with roast turkey – from delicate Pinot Noir and soft Beaujolais to huge Lodi Zinfandel and Australian Shiraz, and from bright, aromatic Rieslings to brawny Alsatian Pinot Gris – it has all been recommended at one time or another. And rightly so, it is purely a matter of personal taste. We offer a Thanksgiving wine trio that will enhance your bird and its accompaniments. As Ben Franklin wrote to a French comte (who needed no persuading, surely): “Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”
So, Cheers! and Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Muse.
Our 2021 Thanksgiving Trio Includes:
Roussanne returns to Muse after an absence of a few years when we were exclusively blending it with Marsanne and Viognier to make our Rhone blend called Thalia. A white grape variety, Roussanne is aged for one year in new and neutral French oak barrels. It has undergone a partial malolactic fermentation and has notes of peach and apple and a long finish. This wine is great to drink now, but could also be put in the cellar and enjoyed for the next several years. 12.4% ABV.
Cabernet Franc NV
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. ABV 13.7%.
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%.
$78 | $68 ($10 Savings) | Wine Club Members $63 ($15 Savings)
Deadline for online orders is Monday, November 22. Discount is applied at checkout.
Available for pickup in our Tasting Room until Wednesday, November 24 at 6pm.
Give us a call at (540) 459-7033 and we’ll have your wine ready for you when you arrive!
A Note on Pricing
Because viticulture is difficult in Virginia (heavy rains, late season rots, mildews, hard Spring frosts, cold winters, etc.) some wineries believe it justifies charging a premium for their wines. We don’t share that view – we chose to develop a vineyard and winery here and nobody should be expected to subsidize that choice. Hand-tended and harvested vines produce better wine, so the added expense of that kind of labor intensive viticulture is recouped in a bottle price that is objectively reflective of that quality. At Muse we insist on a fair value-to-price ratio, i.e. there’s no premium charged just because it’s Virginia wine – each wine we sell must stand on its own two feet as worth its price. Our Thanksgiving Quartet selections can be put up against a similar style of wine (for example, a barrel fermented white (e.g. white Burgundy) or a Bordeaux blend, e.g a Napa/Sonoma meritage) at the same retail price – assuming you can even find one in the $20-30 range – and our wine will always equal and in most cases exceed the quality of that wine. If you ever have reason to disagree, please tell us.