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2016 Convergence Zone Cellars Virga GSM Blend 65% Syrah, 29% Mourvedre', 6% Grenache Columbia Valley AVA Washington
SRP: $32.99 Bottle / $395.88 case of 12
1-27 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 29.06%
28+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 34.62%
FOB Profit Margin: 43.68%
Virga is our rich, full bodied and slightly spicy homage to the great wines of France’s Southern Rhone Valley. Aged in 100% neutral oak barrels, it has aromas of blackberry jam, licorice, orange zest, black pepper, vanilla, and cedar with flavors of blackberry, black cherry, baking spices and wet rock, and a juicy long-lasting finish. Pair with lamb, goat cheese, sauteed mushrooms or a juicy steak. Our grapes are hand picked and mechanically destemmed into a small bin for a 1-2 day cold soak to bring out flavors and color. Yeast and nutrients were then added to start a 7-10 day fermentation. The completed “free run” wine is pumped into barrels and the remaining skins are gently pressed to extract the remaining wine into barrels. The wine then goes through a malolactic fermentation which softens the wine. 2016 continued the trend of warm growing seasons in Washington. Cooler weather in September and October along with some unseasonable rainfall, stretched the harvest season out to record lengths for some growers. Some vineyards were not picked until early November. Vineyard sources were Gamache (Syrah), Weinbau (Mourvedre’) and Ciel du Cheval (Syrah and Grenache). Harvest dates were between September 22 and October 12.
Fanciful Name: Virga GSM Blend
Varietal: 65% Syrah, 29% Mourvedre', 6% Grenache
Region/AVA: Columbia Valley AVA
Annual Production: 73 cases
Country Of Origin: USA
Bottle Size: 750
Bottles Per Case: 12
Closure Type: Cork