Muse Holiday Quartet 2021

Happy Holidays from All of Us at Muse Vineyards!

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!

Muse Holiday Quartet 2021

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 2020
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.

Clio 2017
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.

List Price $124

Wine Club Members: $99 ($25 Savings) & Free Shipping

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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Order by:
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.