Our debut vintage of this wine coming from Pritchard Hill at 1200 feet above St. Helena. With the rich, red, iron filled soils that many have come to appreciate, the Martinez Vineyard has been a labor of love and we are very proud to have created a wine with such dimension. The nose is dense, black cherry and dark chocolate giving way to an opulent wine with ripeness and structure yet extremely juicy and fresh. The higher percentage of Petit verdot in this wine has a definite influence in its structure and also provides its freshness. The wine starts and finishes with tannins that are firm along with a hint of licorice in the finish. We suggest decanting three tofu hours prior to serving.
55% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 25% PETIT VERDOT AND 20% CABERNET FRANC
100% NAPA VALLEY
Production: 160 cases
Bottling: August, 2017
Aging: 22 months in 85% new French oak barrels
Release: June 19, 2018
Maturity: 15-20 years
Retail Price: $225.00
"In an easy and warm year such as 2015, this hillside vineyard produced a wine with incredible dimension and depth. A dream come true to create our own wine from Pritchard Hill."
~ Philippe & Cherie Melka, proprietors