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We don't have anything in mind about what the final blend will be each year," winemaker Andy Erickson said about this Blacktail blend. "We want to create something that is unique to the place this year." The 2019 Blacktail Proprietary Red Blend MMXIX is produced from 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 17% Malbec, 22% Petite Sirah and 11% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it sings of exotic spices—fenugreek, cloves, star anise, and cinnamon stick—over a core of plum preserves, warm cassis and incense, plus a touch of forest forest floor. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed full of bright, juicy fruit, supported by taut, grainy tannins, finishing very long and layered.
- Blend41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 17% Malbec, 22% Petite Sirah, and 11% Petit Verdot
- WinemakerAndy Erikson
- AppellationNapa Valley
Cervantes Family Vineyards Red Blend Blacktail Napa Valley 2019
Red Blends | US
WA96+, JS95, V94, JD93
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About the Producer
Cervantes Family Winery is a cherished boutique winery that exudes a sense of familial passion and dedication to the craft of winemaking. Nestled in the heart of a picturesque vineyard landscape, this winery stands as a testament to generations of expertise and a profound connection to the land. With a focus on producing small-batch, handcrafted wines, Cervantes Family Winery takes an artisanal approach, ensuring that every bottle tells a unique and compelling story. From the careful cultivation of the vines to the meticulous winemaking process, there's a palpable sense of pride in each step taken to create wines that encapsulate the essence of the terroir. Visitors to the winery are welcomed like old friends, invited to experience not just the wines, but also the warmth and authenticity that define the Cervantes family's approach. This winery's commitment to preserving tradition while embracing innovation makes it a distinctive and enriching stop for those seeking an intimate and memorable wine-tasting experience.