Nose

A Peju favorite, our 2014 vintage of Fifty Fifty offers alluring aromas of brown sugar, melted caramel, muddled berries and juicy cherry.

Palate

This full bodied wine delivers elegant notes of peppercorn and mushroom flavors framed by fine tannins and a savory finish. Lush and delicious now, this wine will continue to mature for the next decade. Enjoy now through 2024.

Growing Conditions

Peju’s Rutherford Estate is a California Certified Organic vineyard, and is planted primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The winery’s two additional properties, located in Pope Valley and Calistoga, are both sustainably farmed. At Persephone Ranch in Pope Valley, the climate is suited to grow Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are grown on the Wappo Vineyard in Calistoga. Drawing from such varied terroir, the wines exhibit the perfect blend of mountain-fruit focus and Rutherford complexity. The 2014 harvest has been termed a “dream vintage” regarding quality. In spite of the ongoing drought and the South Napa earthquake, the wines showed great depth of flavor, intense aromatics, and were excellent overall. Well-timed rains in February and March gave much needed water to the vines while emerging from dormancy and through bud break. A mild spring and warm summer provided ideal growing conditions, leading to an early jump on harvest. We look back on this vintage and celebrate our good fortune of another bountiful year with undeniably excellent fruit.

Bottling

Bottled May 2016.