Wm. Harrison Vineyards & Winery

Delano
2017 Red Wine
Rutherford

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 34
Vintage

2017

Wm. Harrison Vineyards & Winery

Delano

Red Wine
Rutherford

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • A Pomerol-inspired blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, never before bottled as a separate entity
  • Merlot’s soft, brooding plum and berry flavors offset the savory spice and firm structure of our award-winning Cabernet Franc
  • From 27-year-old vines planted in the volcanic ash and sandy loam soils of northeastern Rutherford
  • Aging for 22 months in two small French barrels, one new and one neutral, for a balanced oak profile

At the Harrisons' humble nine-acre estate, comes the creation of "Delano" -a one-of-a-kind red wine. Ripe blackberry sweetness and delicate tannins of Merlot offset the thick-skinned structure, dried herb aromas and black cherry flavors in our award-winning Cabernet Franc. "Delano" was created exclusively for Premiere Napa Valley.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Charles McKahn

Winemaker, William Harrison Vineyards & Winery

Winemaker, Charles McKahn

Inspired by his mother's work with Wente Vineyards in Livermore, Charles McKahn chose a career in wine at the tender age of fifteen. The industry's history, tradition and seasonal variety appealed to him as a unique way to make a living. While earning his Enology degree at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he honed his craft in the cellars of Tolosa Winery and McManis Family Vineyards. After graduating in 2011, he moved to Napa Valley to work for our consulting winemaker, Phillip Titus, at Chappellet. Over just five harvests, Chuck moved from Cellar Intern to Enologist to Assistant Winemaker, and in January of 2016, he took the lead role here at William Harrison. In his "spare" time, he also makes the wine for McKahn Family Cellars, which he co-owns with his parents and wife, Brittany.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

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