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2017 IL BRIGANTE, Red Blend Napa Valley

2017 IL BRIGANTE, Red Blend Napa Valley

Our Il Brigante Napa Valley blend displays aromas of cassis and spice. Rich flavors of currant and black cherry are layered with expressive notes of dark chocolate. The palate displays vibrant fruit with undertones of earthy aromas. Moderate, well integrated tannins provide a structured backbone that will help this 2017 red wine continue to improve for several years to come.

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  • Wine Review Online, Rich Cook, (93 Points)
  • Wine Enthusiast Magazine, (90 Points)

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Wine Specs
Proprietary Blend
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 23, 2017
6.2 g/L
20 months in Bordeaux French oak, 40% New Oak
Bottling Date
August 6, 2019
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
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
Winter provided a record-breaking rainfall, a welcome end to the 4 years of drought. Bloom and fruit set in May occured under ideal conditions. Summer was warm but the vines weathered the heat well and maturity moved along at a steady pace. The 2017 wine quality shows a lot of sweet fruit flavors and firm tannin structure in the reds. Looking like it will be another classic year! - 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.
Other Notes
Meant for cellaring up to 10 years.

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