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Introducing V1 Single Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted on May 21, 2020

NAPA, CALIFORNIA, MAY 21, 2020 — The Vice Wines launches the V1 - V2 - V3 program to introduce a totally new concept to the wine industry, right here from a historical vineyard in Rutherford. Winemaker Malek Amrani is bringing the oak aging process to the consumer.

The time Cabernet spends in oak barrels is wildly subjective and at the winemaker’s discretion or taste preference. With The Vice V concept, the consumer has the opportunity to experience the aging process and influence of oak barrels in the 2018 vintage Cabernet. For the first time ever, these 3 releases put the experience in the guest's hands.

You will taste (as they launch):
V1: 12 months in oak.
V2: 18 months in oak (November 2020)
V3: 24 months in oak (May 2021)

The Oak: 80% French, 20% American. This is The Vice Wine's first time laying Cabernet in new American oak barrels. This unfiltered Cab was already supple and energetic in its core, and French oak gives it finesse and smoothes the tannins for a lifetime in the cellar (if you can wait to open it). American oak brings out flavors of cacao, mocha and dark fruit characters, which linger as you sip it now. Leather, tobacco, and roasted coconut will follow with time in the cellar.

About The Vice Wine

The Vice Wine is a Napa Valley luxury wine brand made in small batches. Each batch is crafted from single grape varietals sourced from hand selected vineyards that best express the grape varietal and the region that it comes from. The Vice Wine is a result of passionate labor, sustainable farming, a long expertise of the wine industry and a current understanding of the consumer’s wine trend.

The Vice Wine is about as personal of a brand as it gets. Everything is done by the founders. We drive the truck to get our fruit, we crush, bottle, label; we do everything by hand when possible. We design the labels, work the market, and sell the wine.

We believe that the best wines in the world aren’t the most expensive ones. We thrive at providing the best quality wine at the best value.


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