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2014 IL BRIGANTE, Red Blend

2014 IL BRIGANTE, Red Blend

This lusty brigand "borrows" aromas of cassis and spice from its Cabernet-based blend and entwines it with notes of red cherry and cranberry with hints of toasty oak.

 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 15% Sangiovese
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
August 15th - October 13, 2014
Acid
6.2 g/L
pH
3.70
Aging
22 Months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling Date
July 8 , 2016
Residual Sugar
0.5 g/L
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Pretty aromas of red currant and black cherry mingle with black fruits with a touch earthy, cured meat aromas that frame the wild berry flavors and toasty oak on the palate. The wine shows polish with a good balance between acidity and round and ripe flavors. Finishes with moderate, well-integrated tannins. Delicious and supple now, it will continue to improve for several more years to come.
Winemaker Notes
"The 2014 Napa Valley wine grape harvest was a year of exceptional quality. The winter was one of the driest on record in Napa Valley, with approximately half of the normal rainfall. However, rains in late February and early March provided water to the vines just as they were beginning bud break. The spring was warm and berry sizes were smaller and with more concentrated flavors, and the overall quality, depth of flavor and excellent balance and maturity in the grapes bodes well for the vintage." - Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs well with beef or lamb roast in a red wine sauce, duck and rich, roasted vegetable dishes.
Production
3019
Other Notes
Meant for cellaring up to 10 years.
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