Maldonado Family Vineyards Napa Valley Red Blend 2016
Forty-four years ago, Lupe Maldonado moved to California from Atacheo, a small farming community in Michoacan, Mexico. Lupe spent many years working in vineyards throughout Napa Valley. He settled down in the small town of St Helena.
Lupe began devoting his three decades of viticulture wisdom to his own grapes. He bought a 10-acre piece of land in the coolest southern reaches of Napa Valley, in Jamieson Canyon, which he developed into his own vineyards. Lupe lives in the midst of the vines that he planted and tends. Lupe and his son Hugo, a graduate in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California in Davis, and their families are partners in the project.
They farm the vineyard together, and oversee the whole winemaking project, as well as operating a small vineyard management company.
70% Cabernet, 20% Merlot, 10% Syrah
Inviting aromas of macerated black cherry, dusty black plum, vanilla and barrel spice. The entrance is richly layered with intense mixed berries, dark chocolate, slate and hints of leather. Rich and mouth filling, ending on a velvety yet firm finish. 14.4% Alc.
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