2008 Symbius


Composition: 40% Merlot, 28% Cabernet                      Harvest Date: September 22nd-Oct 31st
Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12 % Petit
Verdot                                                                                            pH: 3.75

Vineyard Source: Mt. Juliet Vineyard and                    Acidity: 4.86 grams/Liter
Crown Orchard Vineyard in Charlottesville,
Mountain View Vineyard in Roanoke and                       Sweetness: Dry
Quaker Run Vineyard in Madison

Fermentation: All lots fermented separately
and averaged 16 days in contact with
skins at 86o F.

Aging: Individual lots fermented separately
and averaged 27 months in a mix of French and
American oak barrels

Comments: Symbius represents our flagship red wine. A true Meritage, we combine 4 noble Bordeaux varieties in a unique blend that changes each vintage based on the strength of each variety. The result is a wine that is rich and powerful with dark fruit notes of black current and blackberry. Full bodied and earthy, the finish is smooth and lingering. This is a great accompaniment to comfort foods such as braised oxtails or brandy flamed peppercorn steak with roasted root vegetables.

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