Crafted by our winemaker to utilize each varietal’s strong suit, this Red Blend is a beautiful marriage of Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot, & Syrah. The aromas of cherry pie and fresh blackberries highlight the intensity and full-flavors that one expects from the Napa Valley. The palate follows the lead of the nose with notes of strawberry jam, before heading off on a tangent of soft cedar with a toffee finish.
VARIETALS: 50% Malbec, 45% Petit Verdot, 2.5% Merlot, & 2.5% Syrah
VINEYARDS: : Malbec & Petit Verdot from Juliana Vineyard, Merlot from Sage Creek Vineyard, & Syrah from Truchard Vineyard
HARVEST DATES & AVERAGE BRIX: October 2019 at 26 average degrees brix
FERMENTATION: Whole-berry fermentation in stainless steel fermenters followed by wet cap immersion, totaling 28 days of extended maceration
AGING/COOPERAGE: 22 months in 30% new French oak barrels