EPISODE was inspired by Tony Terlato's desire to produce a wine that stands alongside the best he has tasted during his more than 50-year career
Our belief that “winemaking begins in the vineyard” is at the very heart of what we do, and the 2016 is reflective of this philosophy
The blend is representative of the strength of Napa Valley red blends. Cabernet Sauvignon is at the helm of the blend, followed by Merlot with Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc as support
For this very special Premiere Napa Valley lot, we selected our favorite barrel and bottled it separately so the best of the best was captured
“Winemaking begins in the vineyard" is much more than a slogan for Terlato Family Vineyards - it is at the very heart of the wines we craft. Napa Valley has been blessed with several back-to-back outstanding vintages, and 2016 is no exception. We are pleased to offer this unique Red Blend comprised from our highest performing vineyards. The blend consists of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. All of these components are beautiful on their own, but blended together; they create a wine that is simultaneously soft and structured, yet plush and powerful. For our exclusive Premiere Napa Valley lot, the very best barrel of our Episode was bottled separately captured and cave aged 20 months in 100% French oak barrels. Truly the best of the best.
Winemaker, Terlato Vineyards
Growing up among the vineyards of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, I guess I was destined to become a winemaker.
Country born: United States
Education: Degrees from the University of California-Davis. B.S. Chemistry and M.S, Food Science Winemaking
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
What is in the glass should reflect what is in the vineyards. My desire is to help the grapes express themselves.