2017 Template, Napa Valley

Vintage Notes

Template is our tribute to the Right Bank model of Pomerol and St-Emilion. David Ramey worked two vintages at Château Pétrus, and the template for this wine is combining hillside Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a plush yet structured Merlot-based blend.

Harvest Dates: Sept 6, Sept 9, and Oct 1

Brix: 25.0˚ average

Winemaker Notes

Our 2017 Template rested on its lees for 20 months in new French oak barrels (Taransaud) with bi-monthly bâtonnage to coat the tannins and smoothly integrate the wood.

Varietal

Merlot

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