Chiles Valley Red
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Chiles Valley Red
Chiles Valley Red

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With this special release, we honor our land and our heritage, harkening back to Nichelini's "Chiles Valley Red" label in the 1980s. This one highlights two of the superstar Bordeaux varietals of our Valley: Merlot (56%) & Cab (44%), both from 39-year-old vines, blended in perfect harmony. This velvety, medium-bodied blend balances warm notes of clove and allspice with depths of blackberry, black cherry, vanilla and toasted oak. The nose is enlivened by herbaceous aromas of bell pepper, black currant and a characteristic Nichelini note of black pepper. With medium acidity and tannins, a wine that manages to be effortlessly luxurious without putting on airs - just as our ancestors would have it.

Winemaker Notes

Blends are my favorite wines to make because the sole focus is on great flavor. This new label honors our Family members who were at the helm in the generation or two before me, and who planted these vines. As with all successful red blends, I am looking for depth and complexity at once. The Cabernet Sauvignon is the backbone of this blend, but the Merlot adds dimension and softness.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 13.8 % pH: 3.46 Residual Sugar: 0.74% TA: 6.3 g/l 216 cases produced Appellation: Napa Valley Sub-appellation: Chiles Valley District