Description/ Tasting NotesComposed mainly of Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Proprietary Blend Rocksteady opens with baked blackberries, preserved plums and blueberry compote with notions of vanilla pod and rosemary roasted lamb with a touch of truffles. Full, rich, plush and seductive, the palate features loads of spicy black and blue fruit preserves flavors with a savory finish.
Winery Info/ Brand
The first NAPA vintage was in 2008, also known as World's End. They make 1,200 cases of prime wine from three Single Vineyards using mainly Andy Beckstoffer fruit. In 2009, these wine were underpinned Napa Valley Reserve wine. These are all vineyard designated blocks from both mountain and valley ridge terroir. The wine tend to be completely influenced by their experiences as 'garagistes' during the 90's in Saint Emilion. The winemakers are Jonathan Maltus, Neil Whyte, and with input from Gilles Pauquet, who also works with Chateau Cheval Blanc, Canon, Figeac, etc.
Region Info/ Origin
Napa Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Napa County, California, United States. Napa Valley is considered one of the premier wine regions in the world. The combination of Mediterranean climate, geography and geology of the region are conducive to growing quality wine grapes. Viticulture in Napa suffered several setbacks in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including an outbreak of the vine disease phylloxera, the institution of Prohibition, and the Great Depression. The wine industry in Napa Valley recovered, and helped by the results of the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, came to be seen as capable of producing the best quality wine – equal to that of Old World wine regions. Napa Valley is now a major enotourism destination.