Our grandfather brought his family to California just in time for the 1963 harvest. Fifty years later, we celebrated this milestone by releasing our first Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
With the beginning of our next fifty years as California winemakers, our 5th generation family of vintners is releasing our first Meritage, an elegant red wine from the 2012 Napa Valley harvest. This enticing combination of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Petite Verdot and 10% Malbec was crafted by winemaker Paul Scotto and renowned Napa Valley winemaker Mitch Cosentino.
The style is classic Bordeaux, with deep garnet colors, aromas of violets, rhubarb, minerals and tea. Complex layers of flavor include briary berry fruit and hints of Graves like lead pencil with supportive tannins and a long finish. This release is ready to enjoy, but patient wine lovers will enhance the complexity with bottle aging through 2020.
1,520 Bottles Produced
Release Date: October 2014
The Terriorist 11/17/14
Napa Valley Meritage 2012 - 91 Points