2018 Tess’ Blend
This impressive Bordeaux Blend was grown in a new vineyard on the eastern side of the Santa Clara Valley just east of Gilroy and is carefully tended by George and Lynda Green. They meticulously farm this vineyard to maximize quality. The 2018 growing season was amazing, the best of the decade. 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. Pair with a grilled ribeye steak or filet mignon.
Vineyards and Blend:
87.5% Verde Vineyard Cab. Sauv.
10% Verde Vineyard Malbec
3% Verde Vineyard Petit Verdot
100% Santa Clara Valley
20 months in 60% New French and American Oak
July 13, 2020
September 1, 2022