The wine was produced from three different estate sources and blended together to make a very complex, concentrated and dense wine that is everything you expect in a $100+ bottle from the Napa Valley, because this is what it is.
The phrase “Bordeaux-style red blend” may be used informally to describe red wines produced from a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and to a lesser extent Carmenère and Malbec.
The Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the Paso Robles appellation have an intense fruit flavor profile, powerful tannin, and bright acidity levels. Cabernet Sauvignon grape vines were planted in the 1970s, and soon after, the Paso Robles Cabernet wine gained popularity worldwide.
Pinot Noir is a red grape variety that produces light to medium body, fruity & earthy, often complex dry red wines. It is one of the most revered grapes in the world.
Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Pinots from cooler regions like Sonoma Coast are lighter-bodied and display more red fruit, floral notes and have brighter acidity, often with a dash of minerality.
There's an ideal place for a wine to thrive, a part of the world where soil, water, climate and people come together to create a varietal of singular distinction. Criterion is your guide, the benchmark by which all others are measured.
Argentina is the largest wine producer in South America, best known for its versions of classic red wines including Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
Petit Verdot is one of the five main Bordeaux varietals. It ripens much later than the other varieties in that region. When it does ripen, it adds tannin, colour and flavour, in small amounts, to the blend.
The 2016 Ladera Estate Cabernet Sauvignon reflects both the power and complexity of great mountain fruit.
ISOSCELES Reserve is built upon the exceptional quality and character of the Bordeaux grape varieties grown in Paso Robles.