2017 “the dude” Napa Valley Red Wine
The 2017 “the dude” blend breakdown: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 11% Malbec, 5% Cab Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot.
The Cabernet Sauvignon portion of the blend was selected from vineyards in Calistoga and Rutherford, while the blenders were traced from multiple vineyards sites including, Howell Mountain, Oak Knoll and the Carneros regions of the Napa Valley. “the dude” spent 15 months 47% new French oak cooperage.
The 2017 “the dude” has all the hallmarks of previous vintages, with blueberry, blackberry, currant, and exotic spice on the nose. On the pallet the wine is dark, rich and jammy with blueberry, spice, cocoa bean, outlined in sweet French oak.
(800 cases were produced)