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Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine

 

A complex wine with many layers. The 2018 Basic Black has a dark fruit profile with aromas of blackberry, sarsaparilla, cocoa, wild iris, and earthy undertones. Flavors of dark chocolate and dark fruits are integrated with big mid palate tannins which lead to a long age worthy finish.

 Cases produced: 628 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Harvest Dates: September 11 & 13, 2018

Alcohol: 14.8%

Vintage Notes: : Seamless season of heavenly hangtime and phenomenal phenolic development. February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels. Volume is looking great, up 20-30% increase over average crop quantity. 

Ageability: The lovely finish is the signature of this elegant and remarkably balanced red wine blend that is immediately drinkable and worthy of 5-7 years more.

2018 Basic Black Red Wine