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Napa Valley 2017

The Altruist

Napa Valley
$23.20 CLUB

Crafted predominantly with estate-grown fruit, this “right bank” Bordeaux-style red blend allows the velvety Merlot flavors to shine. With 15 months of French & American oak aging, the opulent notes of cherry and plum jam are layered with aromas of cola, vanilla and toast.

Donation made to support the Gary Sinise Foundation

Markham Napa Tiers The Altruist

Wine Specs

vintage

2017

Bottling Date

June 2019

Release Date

February 2020

Alcohol %

14.60%

Acid

0.62 g/100 ml

pH

3.62

Varietal Composition

68% Merlot
16% Cabernet Sauvignon
6% Petite Verdot
5% Malbec
5% Cabernet Franc

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel
Fermented 16 Days Skin Contact

Aging

15 Months Aged in French and American Oak Barrels (50/50)

Vineyard Notes

  • Predominantly (65%) estate grown
  • Yountville
    Hopper House Vineyard: Cabernet Franc
    Yountville Estate Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • Calistoga
    Rockerbox Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
  • Oak Knoll
    Trubody Vineyard: Merlot
  • 80% NAPA GREEN LAND Certified

 

We dedicate ‘The Altruist’ to those veterans and first responders who have risked all to preserve the freedom and safety we enjoy every day. Through an annual donation, we support those who serve our country and our communities.

KIMBERLEE NICHOLLS, WINEMAKER

 

Harvest Notes

  • 2017 brought floods, chill, heat and wildfire.
  • Budbreak & bloom were on time after a late January chill.
  • Summer heat dried the soils quickly.
  • Our 40th vintage saw perfect harvest weather & incredible quality.
  • Most fruit was safely cellared when the Oct. ’17 wildfires brought Napa to a standstill.