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 50% Cabernet Franc grown on a family-owned vineyard in the Clarksburg AVA, 25% Malbec from a vineyard in the Fair Play region of El Dorado county, 12.5% Clarksburg Cabernet Sauvignon and 12.5% Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. 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.
Gold Medal, 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition