2017 Proprietor's Blend
Our flagship red wine, 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 a blend of two or more of the traditional Bordelais varieties. Our 2017 Blend is composed of 25% Cabernet Sauvignon from Sallyvine vineyard in Alexander Valley, 50% Cabernet Franc grown on a family-owned vineyard in the Clarksburg AVA and 25% 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.
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 of cellaring.
Gold Medal, 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition