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Proprietary Red Napa Valley 2017

Proprietary Red Napa Valley 2017
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SKU: 17 PB

About This Wine

Color: Deep, dark, black oil with touches of mauve on the rim

On the nose: Beautiful nose of spices and flowers, such as thyme and lilacs with a touch of roses, dark chocolate cherries and gingerbread

On the palate: Fresh, fruity entrance evolving on granular integrated tannins lingering on juicy fruit such as black currant, plum and boysenberries

Wine Profile

Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot

Fermentation: 81% barrel fermented, 19% stainless steel fermented

Aging: 22 months in 100% French oak; 75% new, 25% 1-year-old barrels

Vineyard Notes:

2017 started out with record precipitation providing vines with sufficient water tables to safely get them through several heat spikes that began as early as June. Temperatures up to 110 degrees in early September prompted several winemakers to begin harvesting red varietals. Our winemaking team held steadfast and patiently waited until end of September before bringing in the first red varietals. Rewarded then with more moderate temperatures, the resulting wines express themselves as both full-bodied and greatly structured.

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Proprietary Red
Alcohol %
14.5

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