The Dude Napa Valley Red Blend

$43.00

1 in stock

Vintage: 2019
Region: Napa Valley, California
Viticulture: Sustainable
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot

The Dude Napa Valley Red Blend has it all: plum, blueberry, violets, black currant, and wild, brambly blackberry fruit. A hefty, round big boy wine.

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About The Dude Napa Valley Red Blend

The Dude Napa Valley Red Blend is a stunning expression of the Napa Valley growing region. The 2019 is a blend of multiple growing locations, including hillside, Howell Mountain, Calistoga, Carneros, and Pritchard Hill. Starting off with bright and opulent with dark fruit notes of dark cherry and blueberry compote and hints of baking spice, cedar, violet, and crushed stone. This wine is rich with beautiful structure, balance, and sweet polished tannins.

About Canepa Koch Wine Cellars

Canepa Koch Wine Cellars is a partnership between Mark Canepa and Neil Koch. Together Mark and Neil have over 25 years of wine industry experience. Mark and Neil have known each other since 2004 and both were recruited by Seguin Moreau (Cooperage in Napa Valley) and they both took Sales positions. They quickly realized that if they combined their skills and resources they could launch something exciting. Their goal is to create wines that are well-rounded, enjoyable, and affordable.

Mark has been in the wine business since 2004 and since 2010 with Seguin Moreau, one of the premiere cooperages in the world.  He works daily with winemakers in the Napa Valley and greater bay area to select the specific Oak barrels for their wines. Neil has over 12 years of wine industry experience including 6 years working in the production side. He trained under Philip Melka at Seavey Vineyards, Bryant Family, and Vineyard 29. Based on his winemaking background he was appointed as the Enologist and Assistant Winemaker at Lewis Cellars where he facilitated the production of highly acclaimed Napa Valley Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, and Chardonnay. Neil has also produced Pinot Noir under the “The Line Wines” Label.

Canepa Koch Wine Cellars strives to make wines with incredible depth, richness, and length. The winery does this by implementing small-lot winemaking techniques including small-lot fermentations, berry sorting, and minimal fermentation intervention. Basically, they let the vineyards they select speak for themselves and the end result is selected for “the dude”.

 

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