Dear Friends of Muse,
Happy New Year to all. Although this is traditionally the quiet time in the vineyard, because we are expanding with somenew varietals (Teroldago, a lovely Italian grape we got to sample on our recent trip to Italy) and new acreage it continues to be busy here.
And the winery is hopping too. We have four new wines to launch: Chardonnay 2014, Rose 2014, Calliope (grenache) 2012 and our new white wine Muse, Thalia 2014, a delicious blend of Marsanne and Roussanne. At our tasting next Saturday January 16, we'll be sampling at least a couple of these. A few openings remain so let us know if you'd like to come. We'll be open from Noon to 5 pm.
We were very pleased to have wine blogger and expert Richard Leahy say that Clio 2010 was his very favorite Virginia wine for 2015! According to Richard,
The 2009 vintage of this wine won the 2015 Governor's Cup and it wouldn't surprise me if this wine won in 2016. It's a very different style from that wine though to match the ripe, rich and warm character of the 2010 vintage. Opaque, almost black in color, the nose is complex with ripe black fruits, rich oak tones and hints of herbs, pepper and clove.....this is my favorite red wine of the year and is on a par with any other Virginia wine I've tasted.
Katie Bell, the wine writer for Forbes Magazine also had some great things to say, you can find her article here
Hope to see you soon, and meanwhile remember you can order on-line and we will ship the wine to you as well.
And that's our news from this bend in the river!
Sally & Robert