contains two bottles each:
2018 Falling For You, Red Wine, Napa Valley
We’re switching things up and letting Merlot take the stage this time around. Hailing from Napa Valley, 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Sauvignon marry into a tempestuous blend. These alluring grapes spent about 8 months in 75% used and 25% new French Oak. The Merlot is from the Krupp Hardman Vineyard, perched at the very base of Atlas Peak. The Cabernet Sauvignon is from Temple Ranch, just east of the Silverado Trail in Pope Valley, dazzling us with small berries that have rich, concentrated fruit flavors. We employed a little extended maceration on all the fruit to intensify color, flavor, and tannin structure. Extended maceration is when the seeds and skins of the grape are left in contact with the juice for a longer period of time after fermentation. Think of a teabag steeping...and steeping and steeping.
2018 High Hopes, Red Wine, Russian River Valley
2018 Fast & Loose, Red Wine, California
Starring: Teroldego and Pinot Noir
With Appearances From: Cinsault, Pinot Gris, and Roussanne
And Special Guest: Grenache
New to our cast is Teroldego, an Italian grape that lends some amazingly purple color and spice to this ensemble. To really mix things up, we also have Pinot Gris and Roussanne working undercover to add the perfect amount of acidity. Combined with the other varietals, this wine beams with elegant blackberry, plum, chocolate, a bit of coffee (because, of course), and just the right amount of tannins.