2011 Carneros, Napa Valley Red Blend
Encantado, which means, "charmed" or "enchanted" in Spanish, reflects the intriguing spirit of this delightful blend of Bordeaux-style varietals. The fruit comprising this wine was blended from a combination of select blocks across the Napa Valley, mostly located in the cool Carneros region, to create a lusciously balanced blend that reflects the multifaceted beauty of the Napa Valley.
Fruit for the bottling was carefully selected and sorted before press, and following fermentation, underwent extended maceration to achieve the finest extraction of flavor possible. The wine was then aged for 18 months in 35% new French oak barrels prior to bottling.
The Taste Profile
This beautiful wine is a delicious and complex blend of the classic Bordeaux grape varieties. Rich red plum and cherry fruit aromas delight the nose and lead into a supple palate of blackberry pie, ripe blueberry and Bing cherry, accented by subtle notes of vanilla and spice. Enjoy the layered flavors, velvety texture and exceptional balance in this special bottling.