Region: Napa Valley, CA
This seductive Bordeaux-style blend was inspired by the courtesan women of the Renaissance who were the companions of powerful and wealthy men. These inamoratas were worldly, well-educated, beautiful, witty and knowledgeable about all things that make life enjoyable such as poetry, art, opera and, of course, wine.
The deep ruby color of this wine evokes thoughts of the bejeweled women of the Renaissance. A luscious nose of baked cherries, plums, dried strawberries, sweet herbs with hints of minerality and leather leads to a palate that is velvety with notes of vanilla, strawberry cream, cola and the faint suggestion of black pepper. Complex and intriguing as any courtesan, this wine initially shows a good amount of tannin that quickly melts away to a very long, smooth finish. This truly is sexy juice!
GrapesMerlot 55%; Cabernet Franc 25%; Cabernet Sauvignon 18%; Petite Verdot 2%
RegionNapa Valley, CA
AgeabilityDrink now through 2019