2021 ‘NCDP’ Rhone-Style Red BlenD
Composition: 65% Temple Vineyard Grenache (Napa Valley) 35% Mogambo Vineyard Syrah (Oak Knoll)
Locale: Grenache from eastern hills of Napa Valley, backside of Howell Mountain. Syrah from the sundrenched west side of Oak Knoll District.
Harvest Date: September 8 and October 4
Harvest Specs: Various: 22.1 Brix, 3.21 pH, .74 TA
Regimen: Grenache 100% destemmed, Syrah 30% Whole cluster, both fermented in open top tank with pump-overs at approximately 90 degrees.
Aging: 100% French Oak, 30% New for 11 months.
Release Date November 2022
Formerly “The Sheriff” we were forced to rename our Rhone-style red blend after we learned another winery was also using the name. NCDP captures what we were looking for, modeling this wine after the great Grenache/Syrah blends of Chateneuf Du Pape. Grenache’s red cherry, herbal undertones and wild berry profile are the perfect counterpoint to the meaty, dark berry fruit flavors and rich mouthfeel from Syrah. A classic rhone blend, our first from Napa Valley showing off all the goods.