CHIRON “Virtue and Vice” Red 2016
Red Wine, Napa Valley 2016

CHIRON “Virtue and Vice” Red 2016

Red Wine, Napa Valley 2016
Chiron Virtue and Vice
Retail Price: $50
DDWA Score: 91
Value Rating: 3.6
Great Value
Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: September 21, 2021
Cases Produced: 70
Where to Buy:
Chiron Winery

A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 5% Petite Sirah, Chiron Virtue and Vice is almost all mountain fruit (Spring Mountain Cab, Howell Mountain Merlot). I really like how this red blend flies out of the gate with ripe black cherry and raspberry flavors followed by black pepper, vanilla and clove. Mouth-filling, full-bodied and easy-going tannins point to a “bigger” red wine made for drinking anytime. It will last longer than you’ll keep it around. Virtue and Vice was aged for 2+ years in all French oak, 20% new. Microscopic production at 70 cases.

Starting with the 2015 vintage, Chiron is a miniscule Napa Valley producer. A father/son project: Mark McCoy heads the business part and the son, Bobby Moy, makes the wine. Mr Moy is as thoughtful, skilled and level-headed a winemaker as they come. These are wines well worth knowing. Learn the entire Chiron story on their website. 

Read all of my Chiron Wine reviews HERE.

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