2018 Master's Blend Napa Valley Red

2018 Master's Blend Napa Valley Red

2018 Master's Blend Napa Valley Red

Produced in the spirit of the Bordeaux blending tradition, the Master’s Blend was crafted by our GM, Winemaker and Master of Wine, Martin Reyes, as a unique expression of the balanced depth of Napa Valley reds. Sourced from a combination of Rutherford, (red-fruit purity), St. Helena (sinewy muscularity), and Calistoga (sensuous texture), this red blend inhabits the space where power – the heavy concentration that Napa is known for—makes room for a calmer, graceful strength. In the winery, the wine experienced minimal racking with 26-month aging in 75% new French Oak, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered on Dec 2020. A patient bottle-aged release allowed the components to fully integrate.

Tasting Notes

Building upon the glorious results of the 2018 baseline Napa Valley Cabernet quality, the Master’s Blend finds new dimensions of complexity and expressiveness by blending the edgy allure of Cabernet Franc, and the compelling seasoning of Petit Verdot. With cedar and tobacco leaf, an olive savor offsetting black and red fruits balanced by notes of leather and black cherry, this wine delivers intensity and extract without having to raise its voice. A deeply rewarding wine that captures Peter Paul’s core philosophy of balanced winemaking while paying homage to the artistry of Bordeaux’s blending tradition. Cellarworthy for 10-15 years.

95 pt Wine & Spirits Magazine
93pt WILFRED WONG, wines.com. (Tasted: November 21, 2021, San Francisco, CA USA)

Technical Data

Varieties: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot & Merlot

Sub-appellations: Rutherford, St. Helena, Calistoga

Maturation: 100% French Oak; 75% new 26 months

Cases Produced: 186 cases, 5 magnum cases, 2 Jeroboams 1 Methuselah

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