A Peju favorite, our 2014 vintage of Fifty Fifty offers alluring aromas of brown
sugar, melted caramel, muddled berries and juicy cherry.
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.
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
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.
Bottled May 2016.