Napa Valley Quilt Red Blend "Fabric of the Land" 2018
For our Napa Valley Quilt, we work with grapes representing the diversity of varietals cultivated in the Napa Valley AVA. We source Petite Sirah, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Petit Verdot grapes from a spectrum of Napa Valley proper; from Oak Knoll in the South to Calistoga in the North. The result of blending these diverse varietals and regions yields wines of extraordinary concentration of flavor, color, and texture. While the majority of the fruit comes from the valley floor, we also relied on grapes grown on the foot-slopes to achieve the texture and grip we desired. COLOR: Crimson red with plum highlights. AROMA: Expressive aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, and lightly toasted almonds with a hint of spices and vanilla. PALATE: Complex flavors of ripe black cherry, cocoa, and hints of rosemary. Well balanced with a velvety mouthfeel, vibrant fruit, and soft tannins.
90 pts Jeb Dunnuck