Lifted aromas of toasty baking spices, vanilla, malt and fresh, ripe plums. The full-bodied wine has flavors of warm mixed berry compote with juicy blueberry, blackberry and cherry notes. Plush on the palate with balanced structure, firm tannins, and a long finish with hints of dark chocolate and toffee that linger.
Joe Shirley extensive experience in crafting Napa Valley wines now lends to his winemaking efforts on pure varietal expression for the Napa...
Joe Shirley extensive experience in crafting Napa Valley wines now lends to his winemaking efforts on pure varietal expression for the Napa Cellars wines. Beyond the sensory-driven, artistic side of winemaking, Joe is also a leader in the technical aspects of his craft. His work on grape seed tannins was published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. Joe also did the research and was a co-author of a letter published in the Lancet (the British equivalent of the Journal of the American Medical Association) on the phenolic content of chocolate.