Napa Valley

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Red Wine

2017

Varietal: 44% Zinfandel, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 6% Petite Sirah, 2% Malbec

Appellation: Napa Valley, CA

Barrel: Aged 18 months in 50% new oak (50% French, 25% American, 25% Hungarian)

Alcohol: 14.2%

pH: 3.77

T.A.: 0.5.8g/100 mL

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Visual:

Bright, vibrant ruby red in color

Nose:

This alluring, powerful wine showcases aromatics of dried raspberries and plum along with berries and baked fruits.

Mouth:

This opulent, approachable blend showcases a silky palate with fruit forward flavors. This wine has a medium body full of maraschino cherry, sweet currant and crushed violets leading to a soft, silky, lingering finish.

Vintage:

2017 produced lower yields but excellent quality and concentration throughout the Napa Valley. Due in part to the drought, but more so an extended period of cool weather during bloom, our grape clusters were on the lighter side and our berries stayed smaller with thicker skins. All in all, this vintage produced great quality fruit and excellent wine.

Accolades:

90 Points, Wine Enthusiast  (2017 vintage)
90 Points, James Suckling  (2017 vintage)
91 Points,
Wine Spectator (2016 vintage)