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2021 Dedizione

2021 Dedizione
Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Appellation
St. Helena
Alcohol %
14.3
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2021 Dedizione:

Blend Composition | 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot

Appellation | Estate Vineyard, St. Helena

Harvest Date | Sep 15 (Merlot), Sep 24 (CS)

Alcohol by Volume | 14.3%

Production | 73 cs

Suggested Retail | $75

 

VINTAGE

The 2021 vintage will be remembered for low yields with intensely flavored, small-sized berries and a smooth and uneventful harvest season. The season started off with very little rain, leading to the 2nd year of drought conditions.  While concerning in the long term, the drought of 2021 resulted in a more natural load on the vines, requiring less pruning and dropping of fruit. The resulting grapes are packed full of flavor.  Truly, one of the great vintages.

WINEMAKING

Dedizione translated from Italian to English means dedication, and no wine excels at portraying our dedication than this wine. By seamlessly blending the characteristics and essences of both varietals in this blend our devotion to producing Italian inspired wines rooted in Napa Valley is made clear. This wine lives for 20 months in barrel once fermentation on the crushpad concludes. For this wine a third of the barrels used for aging are new French oak, with the remainder of the barrels being neutral.

TASTING NOTES

Our 2021 Dedizione offers a complex blend of aromas including dark cherry, leather, light-roast coffee, and fennel. The palate presents flavors of fresh-picked blackberry, currant, and Madagascar vanilla bean. The weight of this wine on the palate is pleasantly dense without smothering. The finish is long whilst not overstaying its welcome, sporting a presence of moderate tannins.

PAIRINGS

For a meal truly to be remembered, pair this lovely wine with a grilled skirt steak with red chimichurri.

- Matt Reid, Winemaker

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Appellation
St. Helena
Alcohol %
14.3