'10 Climber Limited Release
The grapes for the 2010 Climber Limited Release, red wine blend came from five vineyards located throughout the Napa Valley including our Howell Mountain Estate Vineyard, Clark Claudon in Pope Valley, Oak Knoll, Rutherford and Saint Helena. This marks the first wine we release using grapes from our Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard. The 2010 vintage was a challenging one with difficulties of early rain, dry spells and then late rain. But creating a unique flavor profile.
Each vintage, the blend for the Climber Limited Release is slightly different, with its own unique story. This is our winemaker's favorite wine to make as he can take what varietals grew best and compose the best blend from a particular vintage. The 2010 blend is 63% Merlot from Oak Knoll and 37% Cabernet Sauvignon from Pope Valley, Howell Mountain, Rutherford and St. Helena. The wine was aged in 80% new and 20% second filled French oak that included a medium to heavy toast for 18 months.
This wine opens with aromas of fresh cranberry and hints of vanilla. The palate reveals bright flavors of strawberry and pomegranate with underlying clove and other subtle brown spices. Medium to full-bodied with supple tannins and a long finish.
Silver Medal Winner: Sunset International Wine Competition
Silver Medal Winner - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
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Appellation: Napa Valley
Winemaker: Bruce Regalia
Composition: 63% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak: 18 months in French Oak (80% new oak)
Harvest Date: November 2010
Release Date: December 2012
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