2016
Royale

Red Blend
Description

Whether or not Frenchie descends directly from the monarchy is irrelevant. His regal airs lie in his pure breed attitude, his "don’t stand-in-my-way" strut and his round eyes that shine like gems on a crown. His majestic dignity and kingly authority are irresistible, as much of his adoring public already knows.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Aromas of plum and cherry cordiale jump from the glass with a hint of earthy notes. 

Palate: 

On the palate, dark fruit flavors continue mixed with cocoa nibs and vanillin. This is a brawny and dense wine with bold flavors and structured tannins and a long finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The grapes of this prestigious blend come from seven vineyards throughout Napa Valley. The Syrah was harvested from a vineyard in Conn Valley while the Merlot is from Rutherford and adds the powerful tannins to the wine. The Petit Verdot was harvested from a vineyard in northern Napa Valley which provides the mid-palate texture and the Cabernet Sauvignon is from two vineyards in St. Helena. The Petite Sirah and Malbec are from our estate vineyard in Rutherford and provide bold tannins and more fleshiness to the wine respectively.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.5% by vol
  • pH: 3.67 
  • TA:  6.0 g/L
  • Aged:  27 month in French oak
    • 16% new
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Beef or Lamb Stew
Cheese & Nuts:
Sharp Cheeses such as Cheddar or Blue
SKU:
FRRERY163M
$85