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In Studio Red

Napa Valley 2014

The 2014 harvest arrived early and with a bang; our first grapes arrived a few days prior to the South Napa Earthquake. The growing season was marked by "near perfect" weather, following a winter with half of the normal rainfall. With one of the driest years on record, the vines yielded smaller berries with good flavor concentration. Overall yields were above average, but below the large crops of the prior two harvests; quality is high, with good depth of flavor.

Petite Sirah from Calistoga, Cabernet Sauvignon from Chiles Valley, and Syrah from Carneros were employed with this debut release of In Studio Red. The complexity and balance of this vintage were achieved through diverse sourcing, and this marriage of varietals creates an intriguing red offering./p>

Following destemming, the hand-picked grapes were stainless steel-fermented and received extended skin contact before being transferred to barrels. The wine was aged in small French oak barrels for 24 months where the wine completed malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes
A bold red blend that offers vibrant black cherry fruit, spiced plum and light cedar aromas. The juicy red and black cherry fruit persists for a long finish in this generous wine.

Press & Acclaim
92 points - 2014 Vintage
"Bright and aromatic with blueberry, raspberry and violet aromas that follow through to a medium to full body, round tannins and a vivid finish. Melts in your mouth. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, syrah and petite sirah. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, December 2017 Download PDF

Technical Data:
• Varietal Composition: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon | 28% Syrah | 18% Petite Sirah
• Appellation: Napa Valley
• Alcohol: 14.9%
• TA: 0.61 g/100ml
• pH: 3.55
• Oak Aging: 24 months
• Oak Cooperage: French oak
• Bottling Date: August 10, 2017
• Production: 700 cases

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