Palate

Enjoy aromas of black fruits with flavors of wild blackberry, an earthy dustiness and dark chocolate. A stylish, sippable wine. Drinkable now. Age worthy 10+ years with good cellar conditions.

Growing Conditions

The 2011 vintage had a very cool growing season, unusual for Napa Valley. It offered an opportunity to be creative to achieve the fruitiness desired for Vertex. Gabrielle decided to blend not only varietals but also vintages. It is standard practice to save a few barrels of past vintages to blend into current vintages to offer complexity. Barrels from the 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 vintages were blended to create this charming non vintage. Sold Out.

Aging

French Oak.

Food Pairing

Pizza with caramelized onions and duck confit as well as traditional versions with peperoni; ribs, pork roast, hearty beef stews, pork belly, tamales, grilled vegetables.