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2011 Jillian’s Blend
Our family has been proudly growing grapes in Napa Valley for two generations; this unique fusion of four varietals honors the youngest member of the third generation in our farming family, our daughter Jillian. This Left Bank Bordeaux-style blend with a twist of Rhone is structured, but easy to drink. Jillian’s is the only blend we make and it’s our most popular red wine.
Production: 1605 cases
Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon – 60% Mast Ranch, 40% Linda Vista Ranch | Syrah – 100% Eagle Vines Ranch | Merlot – 100% Big Ranch| Malbec – 100% Flat Rock Ranch
Appellation: Napa Valley
Varietal: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 10% Merlot, 5% Malbec
Winemaking Style: 50% French oak, 50% American oak, 60% new, 40% used once
Enticing aromatics of fresh tobacco leaf, star anise, clove, and a flash of rhubarb lead into a bright bramble berry entry backed with a hint of smokiness and an approachable, moderate tannic structure on the palate. A hefty tapestry of tart cherry, baking spices and espresso offer a satisfying finish.
Price: $44 a bottle