93 POINTS – Wine Enthusiast
88 POINTS – Wine Spectator
CELLAR SELECTION – Wine Enthusiast
DOUBLE GOLD – San Francisco Chronicle Competition
GOLD – American Fine Wine Competition
The Tittel Caloyonnaides vineyard on Glass Mountain, St. Helena AVA, is one of Napa’s most unique vineyards. Planted at an altitude of approximately 500’ on the east side of the Napa Valley, it benefits from the cool shade in the shadow of Howell Mountain. This small 2.5 acre vineyard was analyzed from a geological standpoint, broken into small plots, with various Cabernet Sauvignon clones planted to the respective plots matched to mineral content.
FERMENTATION AND AGING
The wine was fermented in stainless steel. It was aged in five different kinds of French oak for thirty-six months prior to bottling and then bottle aged for twenty four months.
This wine is our “Brodeaux blend”. Some wine professionals have compared it favorably to a First Growth St. Estephe. Wines made by other wineries prior to our gaining rights to this vineyard have consistently been awarded 93 to 95 points by Robert Parker. This wine is soft, smooth and balanced; it feels like velvet on the tongue.
TASTING NOTES AND FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS
Cascading aromas of black current, fig, chocolate, mulberry, plum jam and spices. Plush velvety tannins, amply body, excellent for drinking now but can also lay down for five years. Pair it with any roasted red meat.
12 Bottles – Case