2015 Bucephalus Red Blend
The 2015 Bucephalus was crafted using some of the best grapes found in the Napa Valley. Most of fruit for the 2015 Bucephalus was harvested from vineyards in the mountain AVAs of Howell Mountain and Atlas Peak. The mountain AVAs are the ideal growing environment for producing fruit with huge concentration and immense depth. We also harvested grapes grown in the well-balanced and temperate AVAs of Yountville, Oakville, Coombsville and Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. The slightly cooler climates of these appellations create wines with excellent balance and vibrant acidity.
We blended a small portion of Syrah and Petit Verdot into the Bucephalus to help knit the blend together. The Syrah contributes notes of baking spice and adds more structure to the blend. The Petite Verdot provides a deep purple hue to the blend. Together with the Cabernet Sauvignon, it creates a powerful and well-structured wine.
The 2015 Bucephalus showcases aromas of cassis, sandalwood and clove. The aromas integrate beautifully with the rich, ripe, fruit flavors of blackberry and dark cherry, and maple syrup. This full bodied wine has intense depth and broad rich flavors.
BLEND: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and
7% Petit Verdot
APPELLATION: 44% Howell Mtn., 25% Atlas Peak,
19% Yountville, 9% Oakville,
2% Coombsville and
1% Oak Knoll District
AGING: 100% new French oak for 27 months
ALCOHOL: 15.5 | TA: 0.58g/100ml | pH: 3.74