Experience Napa Valley this holiday with four stand out red wines.
Medium ruby in color, our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc offers a beautiful mélange of perfumed aromas—cinnamon, rose petal, lavender, cherry and coffee notes. Flavors reflect the nose, supported by a medium weight structure with appropriate acidity and tannin. The wine offers restraint, elegance, and purity, an example of what Cabernet Franc is truly about.
Our 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon greets you with its youthful dark ruby color. Its complex aromas suggest cassis, roasted coffee, vanilla, and subtle notes of dried herb—basil and thyme. Flavors of plum and wild berry are broad and expansive, reined in by appropriate acidity and structure. Tannins are ripe and seamless. This harmonious wine is poised for longevity and exemplifies what great vineyard sites are all about—balance happens long before the grapes even arrive at the winery.
Our 2014 Napa Valley Merlot offers a brilliant, youthful, medium-dark ruby color. An array of bright and inviting aromas of black cherry, ripe plum, dried herb, and a hint of fresh basil defines the nose. I call this an “intriguing” wine in the sense that its elusive character makes you think and keeps drawing you back. The initial mouthfeel is lush, but is soon reined in by the acid and tannin structure, a hallmark of this wine and vineyard. Needless to say, this wine has plenty of life ahead of it.
Our 2014 Napa Red—a twelve barrel selection--is an ode to true elegance. Dark ruby and youthful in color, the nose offers black cherry, dried herb, and ripe plum with a background of sweet oak weaving it all together. The mouth captures our stylistic hallmarks—structure, liveliness, and balance. The wine is integrated and harmonious, finishing with an appropriate amount of grip. It is poised for graceful aging.