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Vx2 2015

Vx2 2015
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Vidal Blanc
Harvest Date
9/23/16 - 10/11/16
pH
3.4
Aging
4 months "sur lie" in tank
Fermentation
Tank
Bottling Date
2/23/16
Residual Sugar
10 g/l
Alcohol %
14.6
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Our second vintage of the favorite VX2! Composed of  25% Viognier and 75% Vidal Blanc, the Vx2 was fermented in tank and bottled young to retain its youthful fruit characteristics. Aged on the lees for 5 months and a hint of residual sugar makes this a very versatile wine which can be enjoyed on its own or with a number of summer dishes including Thai Chicken Tacos

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Vidal Blanc
Harvest Date
9/23/16 - 10/11/16
pH
3.4
Aging
4 months "sur lie" in tank
Fermentation
Tank
Bottling Date
2/23/16
Residual Sugar
10 g/l
Alcohol %
14.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of Peach, mandarin, and orange creamsicle. Flavors of lemon zest, apricot and honeysuckle.
Vineyard Notes
Vineyard sits at ~900' elevation. Southeast aspect, with 10% grade. Rocky soil comprised of shale, limestone and clay.
Production Notes
Fruit was destemmed then pressed off. Juice allowed to settle in tank over night then racked and fermented in tank. The Vidal and Viognier portions were fermented separately then blended together 1 month prior to bottling.
Winemaker Notes
2015 was a good vintage in Virginia with consistently warm, dry weather throughout the growing season. The fruit came in with good phenolics, and balanced chemistry. Whites were picked about 2 weeks earlier than previous years, but with optimal ripeness. Reds came in with excellent flavors and sound skin integrity.
Food Pairing Notes
https://www.rappahannockcellars.com/recipes/Thai-Chicken-Tacos
Production
800 cases
Product Reviews
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Tom
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(Jul 1, 2016 at 4:32 PM)
Not your typical wine review. We're red wine people, and we know what we like. We like big, ballsy, complex reds. But we went silly wild over Rappahannock Cellars' 2012 Black Label Chardonnay. I mean batsh** stupid crazy over it. Big taste, giant aftertaste, wonderful, extraordinarily LLOONNGG aftertaste--really outstanding, best white wine we've ever tasted. Then the 2015 VX2 hits our palate when it comes out as a Wine Club selection. Would I have chosen it? NO. It's another white. But we took a couple bottles (we only trade out rose's--sorry!) and had one the other night. Sultry Virginia evening, thunderstorms rolling through, fog rolling through the trees at the river home--and VX2 flat blew us out of the water! Is this actually BETTER than the legendary 2012 Black Label Chard?? NO WAY? Way. This is ridiculous. Our identity as red wine snobs is being abused. VX2 is that good! Super drinkable cooled in the frig, but blasts you out of the blocks with fruit and niceness, then extends long into the aftertaste with some beautiful "let's do this again in about 30 seconds" notes, and we look at each other and go "WHAT?!?" We bought about 2 cases of 2012 BL Chard and only serve to our besties, and they always compliment us. VX2 is the next double-case white wine from Rapp Cellars. Don't sleep on it. Before they start restricting it to two bottles at a time (a la 2012 BL Chard), pick this up now, but not until we get ours. So back off.

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