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Tessitura 2010

Our newest Bordeaux-style blend is Tessitura, Italian for texture, making 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.

VINEYARDS

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.

HARVEST & WINEMAKING

The 2010 vintage was cooler than usual during the growing season, but ended with a heat wave. As a result, the fruit for this wine was harvested at an optimal level of ripeness late September through mid-October. Fermentation took place at a high temperature to ensure that maximum extraction was achieved before the wine was racked to 30% new French oak barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for a total of 18 months before bottling.

TASTING NOTES

This garnet-black wine exudes a bountiful bouquet of wild blueberry, sweet red cherry and brambly blackberry aromas that swirl amongst impressions of fine cocoa, dried violet and subtle sage. Lush and abundant, the palate teems with ripe blackberry and juicy raspberry fruit flavors that give way to notes of fresh roasted coffee bean, savory black olive and toasted vanilla that carry on through the smooth and graceful finish.

PAIRING

Supple yet complex, this wine would make an exquisite partner for an equally flavorsome dish, such as lamb and ricotta polpettine with pasta marinara. For a memorable cheese course, serve Tessitura alongside Monte Veronese d’Allevo, a savory yet delicate cow’s milk cheese from Italy.

Video Tasting Notes

  • Varietal
  • 84% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
  • Appellation
  • Napa Valley
  • Alcohol
  • 14.1
  • Released
  • February 2013
  • Aging Potential
  • 7 years


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