Muse Holiday Quartet 2021
Let’s all support our community’s independent producers by buying locally.
We appreciate your business all year long, we’d like to offer a little something special for the Holidays!
Our 2021 Holiday Quartet Includes:
The Perfect Accompaniment for Your Holiday Celebration
Petit Verdot 2017
Used primarily as a blending grape in French Bordeaux wines Petit Verdot has come into its own in Virginia as a single varietal. Beloved by critics and consumers alike, this wine is proof that Petit Verdot has found the perfect home at Muse Vineyards in Virginia’s dry Shenandoah Valley. 2017 was a warm dry vintage that produced gently ripened grapes. Pair with hearty meat or vegetable stews and dishes like spaghetti Bolognese. 14% ABV.
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.
A fine wine from a fine vintage, its flavors are melded beautifully and flow seamlessly; both a sensual and cerebral pleasure. It is a Bordeaux-style blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 38% Petit Verdot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5.5% each of Malbec and Merlot. 14.2% ABV.
Cabernet Franc NV
This is a non-vintage wine from our younger Franc vines. It is a blend of 2017 and 2018 vintages. Almost all of our wines are from a single vintage, occasionally though, we find blending two or more years from a particular vineyard block presents a better wine than one stand-alone year. We will continue to explore such blends.13.7% ABV.
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Non-Members: $114 ($10 Savings)
Discount is applied at checkout | Specify “Pick Up” to pick up your wine at the Tasting Room | Supplies limited
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December 19 for delivery before Christmas | December 26 for delivery before New Year’s
Pick Up in the Tasting Room by:
December 24 at noon for Christmas | December 31 at noon for New Year’s
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.