Our Bordeaux-style blend Tessitura, Italian for texture, makes use of the wide range of flavors and styles of wine produced from our estate vineyards. The carefully chosen lots were deftly entwined for richness and complex layers of flavor.
This garnet-hued wine exudes a bountiful bouquet of juicy
cranberry and faint spearmint aromas that swirl amongst notes of rosewater, dried
violet and subtle sage. The palate is lush and abundant, teeming with flavors of red
plum and succulent currant that give way to hints of cherry cola, fresh raspberry and
toasted vanilla, converging into a complex texture that is balanced by fresh acidity and
Fruit was harvested from select estate vineyards in a handful of
renowned appellations. With their distinct terroirs, each of these appellations
constitutes a singular thread that the winemaker has woven together to craft a finished
wine that is far more than the sum of its parts.
2013 was an ideal seaon in Napa Valley, with dry
conditions and a long, sunny summer, allowing even ripening and yielding exquisite,
balanced fruit. The fruit for this wine was harvested at an optimal level of ripeness in
early October. Fermentation took place at a high temperature to ensure that maximum
extraction was achieved before the wine was racked to 38% new French oak barrels. The
wine was aged in barrel for a total of 18 months before bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Subtle yet complex, this wine would make an excellent partner for a rich,
marbled steak with roasted new potatoes and a wedge salad. Additionally, this wine
would pair excellently with a selection of charcuterie and a hard Italian cheese, such as
Pecorino Gran Reserva.