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Napa Valley 2019

The Altruist

Napa Valley
$24.00 CLUB

Crafted predominantly with estate-grown fruit, this Bordeaux-style red blend is centered on the velvety flavors of Merlot. The wine lots for this blend spent nearly 25 months in barrel, resulting in generous, fruit-forward notes of floral plum, vanilla, baking spice and black pepper.

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2019 The Altruist - Bottle Shot New Release

Wine Specs

vintage

2019

Bottling Date

June 2022

Release Date

June 2025

Alcohol %

14.6%

Acid

0.67 g/100 mls

pH

3.47

Varietal Composition

64% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon,
7% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc,
4% Petit Verdot

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel
15 Days Skin Contact

Aging

24½ Months in French & American Oak
38% New

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Vineyard Notes

  • 67% Estate Grown fruit
  • Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley:
    Merlot
  • Calistoga District, Napa Valley:
    Cabernet Sauvignon & Petit Verdot
  • Yountville District, Napa Valley:
    Cabernet Franc & Malbec
  • Certification:
    100% NAPA GREEN WINERY
    77% NAPA GREEN LAND

 

The Altruist extends beyond making great wine. This wine is dedicated to those who serve their community, show concern for the welfare of others, and embody giving back as a way of life. Through annual donations, we support organizations that keep our communities strong.

KIMBERLEE NICHOLLS, WINEMAKER

Harvest Notes

  • Foggy mornings yielded conditions for vibrant and expressive wines
  • Long, warm summer with few heat spikes and mild weather at harvest preserved freshness and finesse
  • With the extended hang time and
    mild weather, 2019’s exceptional fruit development offers dazzling color, structure and tannin maturity
  • 25.6 ° Brix at Harvest