Go ahead, make my day –a 92!

Virage, Napa Valley (California) Red Wine 2007:  I suppose there might be somebody out there who could fail to enjoy this wine, but it is so pure and balanced and beautifully ripened that I’d have to conclude that any detractor had indeed “failed” to enjoy the wine.

Made from 71% Cabernet Franc, 24% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and “blended in the Right Bank tradition,” it shows very appealing notes of black cherries and plums, with a pleasant leafy backnote and accents of pencil shavings, toast and dark chocolate.

92 Michael Franz Nov 23, 2010

Michael Franz, Editor, Wine Review Online

Let me add here that Michael Franz–in case you don’t follow him–was longtime wine columnist for the Washington Post, and now Editor of Wine Review Online which publishes a pack of exceptional writers under one ‘online roof’ —a great place to spend oodles of time reading about wine!



About Emily Richer

Investment banker turned right banker.
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