This wine is blended at Outpost Winery from a two-acre vineyard in Calistoga; less than 200 cases produced
Three Palms Clone Merlot combined with 337 Clone Cabernet Sauvignon; aged 20 months in 100% French oak, unfined and unfiltered
Purple-black, perfumed of cassis and blueberry preserves; full and decadent in the mouth, velvety tannins welcome a long finish
John Giannini , Winemaker
USA - California
A native of Northern California, John moved to the Napa Valley in 2000 to study culinary arts. John worked with Chef Hero Sone at Terra Restaurant and then joined the Outpost Winery Team to become the assistant wine maker to Thomas Rivers Brown in 2003. With a lifelong family bred passion for fine food and wine, John has been pairing the two since he can remember.
John's noninterventionist winemaking philosophy is used to celebrate the style of the land where the grapes are grown. He has been able to merge his refined culinary palate with a sophisticated breadth of wine knowledge, to create a wine with the decadence to stand alone or pair with rich, powerful flavors.
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