Vendetta 750mL

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Vendetta 750mL

* All wines are sold in the latest year's stocked vintage

ABOUT THE WINE
A bold, assertive blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, boasting juicy fruit flavors and notes of pepper and toasted wood.

VINTAGE
The weather was unrelentingly dry in 2013. Despite the lack of precipitation, temperatures never got excessively warm like some years, so the vines, already optimized from the vintage before, produced low yields and exceptionally fragrant, well-concentrated fruit. Purity, lush flavors, and balanced natural acidity became the hallmarks of this outstanding vintage.

WINEMAKER NOTES
Vendetta's bold, assertive character is created from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino County and Malbec that hails from Monterey County. Offering complementary flavors, the Cabernet Sauvignon selection, chosen for its textural dimension, moderate tannins, and floral nuances, harmonizes well with our Malbec, which boasts a cherry cola aroma and has peppery, mineral qualities. Together, they create a distinctive wine made more alluring by the vintage's dramatic fruit flavors.

TASTING NOTES
Abundantly spicy with notes of pepper and toasted wood, the debut vintage of Vendetta boasts juicy fruit, a velvety mouthfeel, and supple tannins. What begins with an intriguing nose of lavender, leather, and graphite emerges with rich layers of cassis, cherries, and wild raspberries. Concentrated yet elegant, it's a wine you can't refuse.

WINEMAKING ANALYSIS
Appellation: Mendocino County (66%) and Monterey County (34%)
Blend: 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Malbec
Barrel Regimen: 12 months French oak