The Secret is out! Our second vintage of this charming Napa Valley Meritage provides sumptuous sipping on a canvas of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coombsville AVA, with a supporting palette of Grenache, Petit Verdot, and a secret splash of other Napa Valley standouts that a paint a picture of perfection.

The Secret's inviting nose welcomes you with light, festive notes of cinnamon and cloves contributed by the Grenache, underlying brilliant hints of sandalwood, rhubarb pie, and blueberries. Your first taste calls forth black cherries and cranberries with a classic cabernet sauvignon-heavy mid-palate of tobacco, lead pencil shavings, and black tea, all leading to a long finish highlighted by red fruits and ripe plums. The Secret's bright texture and brambly mouthfeel is complemented by firm, but subtly rustic tannins that provide a perfect pairing with grilled foods, and a wide variety of cheeses and hearty appetizers. Drink now through 2031.

2020 Napa Valley Red Blend: "The Secret"

  • Appellation Napa Valley
    Varietal Proprietary Napa Valley blend featuring 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Grenaché, 5% Petit Verdot, and a supporting cast of other Napa Valley fruit.
    Alcohol 14.6%
    Residual Sugar 0.30g/L
    pH 3.72
    Fermentation

    - Four days cold soak, 14 days cool fermentation; pressed a 5 Brix.

    - Barrel-Aged in New (65%) and Used French oak