2014 Proprietor's Blend
The 2014 Proprietor’s Blend is homage to the classic wines of the Bordeaux region of France and while the varietal composition changes from year to year, it is always composed of two or more of the traditional Bordelais varieties. Our 2014 Blend is composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon from two high-elevation mountain vineyards, 7% Petit Verdot grown on a family-owned vineyard in the Clarksburg AVA and 7% Malbec from a vineyard in the Fair Play region of El Dorado county. Blending these distinctly different components has produced a wine with remarkable balance, structure and intensity. It was aged in small French Oak barrels (45% new wood) for 22 months. This powerful wine is dark, deep and layered with cherry, blackberry, cacao, loam, cassis, blueberry jam, toasty oak and graphite-laced mineral aromas. The mouth-feel is muscular, complex and seamless, with dark chocolate and blue-fruit flavors, ripe tannins and good acid structure. While delicious now with grilled rib-eye steak, braised short ribs and rosemary-rubbed lamb chops, our Proprietors Blend will surely gain even more richness and breadth with another 3-5 years cellaring.