Syrah brings crushed blueberry and asian spice while the
cabernet sauvignon brings black cherry, structure and elegant tannins. The combination
of the two produces a full bodied lush wine.

Growing Conditions

The grapes are sourced from both our estate vineyards on Orchard Avenue in the Oak
Knoll District Appellation of Napa Valley and on Silverado Trail in Calistoga, Napa Valley.
Both are prime Cabernet Sauvignon and syrah growing appellations. Oak Knoll District
benefits from an ideal climate featuring morning fog and cool nights. These moderating
influences produce one of the longest growing seasons in the Napa Valley, allowing the
grapes time to develop concentrated flavors while maintaining acidity. The Calistoga
Appellation is warm to hot, depending upon time of year; lower humidity; summer
temperatures peak to 90°F (32.2°C) and fall to low 50s°F (11°C), the result of marine
air from the northwest; cool afternoon and evening breezes again producing highly
concentrated balanced grapes.

The 2012 vintage is one of the best in recent history. Ideal weather during the growing
season and then right at the end of September a cool period which allowed for intense
flavor development without sugar accumulation producing balanced and ripe fruit of
extraordinary color and flavor.

Select barrel lots were
carefully chosen to create Attilio’s. Our 2012 bottling is 50% cabernet sauvignon and
50% syrah.


Bottled May, 2014.


The grapes were hand-picked, in small lots, at the peak of ripeness, destemmed, cold
soaked, fermented to dryness and gently pressed.


The wine was aged in a
combination of 40% new French and 60% neutral oak barrels.

Food Pairing

Try these recipes with our 2012 Attilio’s:
grilled leg of lamb with rosemary, black pepper polenta, or prosciutto and black pepper
quesadilla with rosemary oil.