To the winemaker, blending different grapes is an art similar to the work of a painter, who blends different colors and hues to produce just the right shade for a masterpiece.
Winemaker Gino Razzi has combined such disparate grapes as cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chambourcin, and sangiovese together, where the strengths of each grape, each vineyard lot, and each barrel react and intertwine with each other just as a group of stars combine to form a constellation in the sky.
“I try to make a wine that is unique, whole, and balanced, with a power and complexity that separates it from the others… one that is serious, but doesn’t take itself too seriously.”, says Gino of his Proprietor’s Reserve.
Bright red and darker fruits intermingle with aromas of sweet spices, framed with a bright acidity and gentle, supple tannins. With some time in the glass, heavier nuances of mocha and chocolate emerge, along with aromas of plum and black cherry.
Drink this wine now, or keep it for 3-5 years.