2013 Sean Minor "Nicole Marie" Red Blend, Napa Valley
COMPOSITION: 51% Merlot, 29% Zinfandel, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Petite Sirah
TASTING NOTES: Our Napa Valley Nicole Marie Blend is deep ruby in color and displays aromas of ripe dark fruit, brown sugar, molasses and vanilla. On the palate, it is big, rich and spicy, offering flavors of dark cherry, plum, cassis and black pepper that integrate with hints of oak spices, coating the palate. The round soft tannins and sweet oak balance lead to a long and lingering finish.
WINEMAKING NOTES: This unique red wine blend is from sites throughout Napa Valley. The grapes were harvested at optimal maturity, then de-stemmed and gently crushed into stainless steel fermenters, at warm temperatures, to fully extract color and flavor. The fermented wine then was racked to a combination of French and American oak for aging of which 20% was new. During the aging process the wine lots were tasted throughout and blended together just before bottling.
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Appellation: Napa Valley
- Wine Type: Red Wine
- Varietal Red Blend