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The Vice Wine is a luxury wine brand made in small batches. Each batch is a blend of hand-selected wine barrels that best express the grape varietal and the region that it comes from. The Vice Wine is a result of passionate labour, sustainable farming, and long expertise of the wine industry and a current understanding of the consumer’s wine trend.
Vice Wine believe that the best wines in the world aren’t the most expensive ones. The Vice Wine thrive at providing the best quality wine at the best value.
The Vice Pinot Noir Rosé, 2016
The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness.
Unlike the previous batches, Batch #3 was sourced from a single vineyard in Carneros Napa Valley overlooking San Francisco Bay. Our Biodynamic vineyard is known for its cool microclimate which is regulated by the fog and breezes from the bay. An ideal spot for Pinot Noir.
65% of the grapes were direct press for this Rosé providing acidity and elegance. 35% came from the saignée Pinot Noir tank providing additional fruit and complex structure. The wine was fermented with native yeast to dryness at cold temperature (50°F) and aged on fine lees for 3 months. We designed our winemaking to craft a light, elegant and refreshing Rosé.
Pinot Noir is a diva on the grape runway. The fruit is intolerant of any type of extreme weather and is considered sensitive and temperamental, but when it’s on and at its best (as our 2016 harvest), it can make for a very sexy glass of wine. Our Pinot Noir Rose delivers bright acidity and soft, subtle aromas of watermelon, raspberries, strawberries and banana.
• PH: 3.6
• TA: 0.59g/100ml
• Alcohol: 12%
• Sugar: 0.3 g/L
• Calorie Tested, 99 calories per glass (5 oz.)
• Production: 768 cases
Batch #4 is a 100% Sauvignon Blanc from a certified organic single vineyard in the cool sub-appellation of Lovall Valley, one of the best kept secret AVA's in Napa Valley. Our Sauvignon Blanc is 100% clone 376 (French Entav clone).
Harvest & Fermentation
The wine was harvested early in the morning on September 6th, 2016. The grapes were sorted once in the field and transported to the winery where they were sorted once again before a long gently pressing and settling in the tank for 48 hours. After 2 days, it was racked to another tank where it was inoculated with PDM yeast and distributed between a concrete egg, new Orion French Oak barrels, and new and once used "cigar" barrels. The juice was kept lees for an additional nine months in all containers, to give the wine more vibrancy and depth of flavour.
American DNA, French Elegance. The fruit of passionate labour, modern winemaking techniques and a traditional Bordeaux ageing process. The fragrance is vibrant, yet complex. Floral, fruity & a hint of spice.
• Clone: 100% clone 376
• Elevation: 650 feet
• Yield: 3.39 tons per acre
• Brix: 23.3 on average
• pH at Harvest: 3.41
• TA at Harvest: 6.3 g/l
• Wine Alcohol: 14.1%
• Production: 200 cases
• Bottling date: December 1st, 2017
The Vice Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 was another consecutive year of record-breaking drought in California. While Napa Valley was blessed with well-timed spotty rain that kept the vines growing during the spring, the summer was warm and sunny which meant ripe grapes and early harvest. This low yield harvest exhibited high quality concentrated grapes but 2014 will certainly be remembered by the earthquake that struck Napa during harvest. Even though the growing season suffered some natural challenges, 2014 will be remembered as a Dream Vintage
The 2014 Vice Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from 7 vineyards in across Napa Valley. Three vineyards in Rutherford, a vineyard in each Yountville, Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder and Stags Leap.
Colour: Rich ruby red
Nose: Radiant aromas dark fruits and bouquet of vanilla bean, fresh tobacco leaf and fall spices
Taste: the flavours are bright and focused with gorgeous layers of confit plum, blackberry jam and cocoa powder. The finish is long and generous with smoked cherry wood and smooth integrated tannins.
• PH: 3.66
• TA: 0.69/100ml
• Alcohol: 15%
• Production: 143 cases
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