2017 Tess’ Blend
The 2017 growing season started early with a heat wave over Labor Day in the Santa Clara Valley but then leveled out for lots of flavor and hang time. Our Tess’ Blend is made to represent the best the Verde Vineyard has to offer and is made to drink now, but will last years in your cellar.
This elegant and luscious wine starts with lots of blueberry and currant fruit followed by savory oak and leather from the vineyards. Let it sit in your glass and the secondary aromas of cedar, ripe cherry and orange peel show up. Those flavors carry over into the mouth where firm, yet silky, full mouth tannins take over. The finish lingers on the pallet with blackberry and tar that lasts forever.
This wine drinks well now, but is made to age for years to come. Drink with ribeye steaks when you and filet mignon when it has some age.
Vineyards and Blend:
87.5% Verde Vineyard Cab. Sauv.
2.5% Verde Vineyard Malbec
10% Verde Vineyard Petit Verdot
100% Santa Clara Valley
20 months in 60% New French and American Oak
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