2010 Big Pour Napa Red 1.5L
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This complex red wine combines Cabernet Sauvignon from the Kelly Fleming Estate vineyard in Calistoga, along with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc to provide a sense of completeness. The final blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Petit Verdot. The wine was aged for approximately 22 months in French Oak barrels before bottling in July 2012. A total of 228 cases were produced.
Aromas that balance warm baking spices, dark plums and fresh cherries abound as the wine swirls and opens in the glass. The wine shows bright red fruits, darker blue tones (blueberries, blackberries) and spice notes of cinnamon and vanilla in the complex aromas. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, showing a seamless combination of perfumed ripe fruit, toasty oak, and base notes of tobacco and dark chocolate. The silky tannins provide a very soft, accessible structure from entry through finish.
-Celia Welch, Winemaker