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Proprietary Red Napa Valley 2017

Proprietary Red Napa Valley 2017
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About This Wine

On the nose:  cedar, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, wet iron, tomato stems, black cherries, lemon zest, underbrush

On the palate: silky entrance, balanced, integrated acidity framed with granular tannins, notes of hard caramel candy, vanilla ice cream, macerated strawberry, coconut shaving, roasted red meat, cigar box, under ripe nectarine, violet candy, cocoa powder

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

Vintage 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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