The Vice Napa Valley Wines
Batch #50 "Mooncrest", Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, 2019
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The lovely bouquet of aromas bursts focused notes of Morello cherry, blueberry and violets, while an edge of white pepper adds interest. The palate continues in juicy, peppery fashion with added notes of plum, pomegranate molasses and cacao. The finish is long with smooth tannins that also reveal leather and baking spice. “The Tri” is a blend of 18% Cabernet Franc, 52% St Laurent and 30% Malbec. The inspiration behind the precise blending was the time % of each discipline in Triathlon at the 2016 Rio Olympics of my dear friend, World Champion and Team USA athlete Joe Maloy. Each varietal was picked at its peak ripeness, fermented and aged separately. -Malek Amrani (Founder, Winemaker & TEAM USA AG 30-34)
Our pinot noir grapes were diligently grown in Carneros for the purpose of making a dry rosé. The grapes were handpicked in late August at low Brix then hand sorted in the field and again at the winery. Only the finest grapes made it to press. 75% of the grapes were direct press providing acidity and elegance. 25% came through the saignée method adding fruit and complex structure. Native yeast fermentation to complete dryness took place over 21 days and left no residual sugar in this rosé. We let it rest for three months on its fine lees before we bottled it on December 16th, 2019.
Our vice of crafting the best Single Vineyard Cabernets from different appellations of Napa Valley, at the best value; has led us to one of the most challenging vineyards of Napa Valley, above the clouds of Mount Veeder.
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A stellar mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, from one of the most ne of the first hillside vineyards planted in Napa Valley in 1860’s. At 1000 feet of elevation, the vineyard is surrounded by dense coniferous forests. The vines here ripe late, and yield less than 2 tons per acre, of richly concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Crafted from a single vineyard in the iconic district of Oakville in Napa Valley. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes used to craft this wine were meticulously hand-picked and sorted to guarantee that only the finest grapes will make this batch. We named Batch #12 after our friend Abigail. A leader, a mentor and a New Yorker with a strong vice for Sauvignon Blanc