Notable for its incredible freshness of fruit, its mouth-watering acidity, and quenching grip, it brings to mind Malbec of the Loire Valley rather than the highly extracted Argentine reds.
Our 2010 “Villa Vista” pumps out an amazing volume of exotic red fruits and flowers (red currants and passion flower).
Displays a distinctly feminine class. Lingers long on the palate. It has a cool floral freshness that is uncommon in Napa Valley red wines.
Flavor and structural attributes that highlight explosive fruit, spicy wood, and mouth-filling tannins.
Driven by flavor and acidity rather than by tannin and heat from alcohol. More reminiscent of Old World than of New.
François Frères barrels are one of the most consistent barrels that we work with and always bring a flashy, unabashedly smoky aroma and sappy or oily tannin mouthfeel to a young wine.