2017 Lineage

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2017 Lineage
2017 Lineage
Tasting notes

Color: Garnet

Aromas: Dried plums and sandalwood.

Taste: Dried plum, blackberry, leather and tar.

Production notes

Aged 17 months new and used French oak.

VarietalRed Blend
Varietal Composition70% Nebbiolo
10% Barbera
10% Merlot
10% Petit Verdot
AppellationLoudoun County, VA
VineyardBreaux Vineyards - L, M & X Blocks
Harvest Date10/15/2017
Acid5.9 mg/L
Aging17 months new and used French oak
Residual Sugar5.9%
Wine StylePort Style
Volume375 ml
Bottling Date06/12/2019
Cases Produced139

2017 Virginia Commercial Grape Report Season Summary

Virginia’s 2017 growing season was characterized by unusually high temperatures. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Virginia’s statewide temperate average was 57.3 degrees – making 2017 the state’s fourth-warmest year since 1895.

Overall, Virginia’s precipitation was a bit lower than average causing occasional flare-ups of dry conditions across the state which also contributed to a bumper crop statewide.

Yield per acre for this year's respondents was 23% higher than for 2016 respondents. Part of this increase is due to low yields last year, however 2017 reported yields were also 14% higher than 2015 respondents, a near normal year.

The unusually high temperatures and lower than average precipitation throughout the year gave bountiful harvests to many growers across the state.

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