2018
Leopard

Red Blend
Description

The Leopard is an uncommon Napa Valley blend with enticing energy and heart. The lush, velvety femininity of the Cabernet Sauvignon unites with theanimalisticspice and power of Syrah and the graceful acidity of Cabernet Franc. It is rich and dense, while delicate and feminine… It is wild and harmonious! An inspiration from the wild, the Leopard is UNTAMEABLE. Comprised of the three elements… this wine brings together vine, earth and water in an exotic blend. It is mysterious and wild, the EXOTIC and the SAUVAGE, the harmonious balance of earth and freshness.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Enticing on the nose with dark fruit aromas of blackberryand blueberries that mingle with baking spice and black currant.

Palate: 

This wine delights with notes of cedarand mouthwatering flavors which dazzle the palate. Balanced acidity with a rich, yet velvety-smooth tannin structure, this wine will intrigue for years to come.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

As unique as the leopard itself, this wine combines three varietals to create a balance like no other. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrahand Cabernet Franccome together with aromas of black current, licorice and blueberry. Complex in the mouth, a hint of cedar compliments the juicy flavors of blackberry and mocha. Smooth tannins and balanced acidity make this an intriguingcollector’s wine.

 


 

Tech Notes
  • Varietals:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Syrah
    • Cabernet Franc
  • Region: Napa Valley
    • Three Napa Valley floor vineyards
  • Aging:
    • Aged in 100% French oak
    • 28% New oak
    • 18-20 Months
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Thick Juicy Sirloin Steaks
Cheese & Nuts:
Strong Hard Cheeses
Sauces:
Blue Cheese Sauce
Desserts:
Bittersweet Chocolate Desserts such as Flourless Chocolate Cake or Soufflé
SKU: JRELE183
$130