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The Story

Our true Bordeaux Right Bank wine. Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc. This wine is gorgeously fruit forward with a core of minerality.

Great wine comes from great grapes. We take extra care in preserving the flavors of the fruit during our winemaking process. Each pick is fermented separately  in small custom made stainless steel tanks.

The underground aging caves are vibration free, cooled to 54 degrees and 95% humidity with constant air movement. Some of the wine evaporates allowing a metered amount of oxygen to penetrate the oak barrels. This controlled breathing is essential for the chemical transformation occurring during barrel maturation when tannins, alcohols, acids and esters further interact to create more complex aromas and flavors. A couple of years later the wine is bottled on location without any filtration or fining.

Paradise Hills Vineyard is located on the western foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains above Yountville in the cooler part of the Napa Valley. Grapes planted in this area take longer to mature on the vine allowing for riper tannins, darker pigmentation and deeply perfumed fruit. The vineyards are east and southeast facing, ideal for maximizing photosynthesis with intense morning sun and natural protection from the hot afternoon rays.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Deep and Purple

ending

Long, Extensive and Flavorful

flavors

Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Coffee, Toasty, Floral and Chocolate

nose

Youthful, Pure, Fresh and Ripe

taste

Average in Acidity, Perfectly balanced, Concentrated, Well-Integrated, Youthful, Full-bodied, Harmonious, Rich, Elegant and Silky tannins

Verdict

Outstanding

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Origin

Yountville, Napa Valley

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