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 2019 growing season was nearly ideal the Santa Clara Valley allowing for a long hang time on the vine. 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 wine is defined by its elegance in both aromas and mouthfeel. Dark blackberry and cherry compote fruit along with dried herb and violet notes are framed by leather, vanilla, allspice and sweet tobacco. The big, silky tannins call out for food to be eaten with this wine.
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.
Verde Estate Vineyard:
This amazing vineyard was planted in 2009 and is located at the foothills of the southern Diablo Range, It produces grapes of incomparable depth and flavor. The grapes were hand-picked at the peak of flavor and crushed within hours of harvest to ensure the flavor was maintained.
Vineyards and Blend:
75% Verde Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
15% Verde Vineyard Malbec
10% Verde Vineyard Petit Verdot
100% Santa Clara Valley
20 months in 60% New French and American oak
July 13, 2020
June 15, 2023