Auction 24 | Lot No. 176
5 cases produced
- Only one barrel; this special wine provides oenophiles and collectors a wine to be treasured
- Mouth-filling and robust, silky tannins, complex expression—finishing with great structure and depth
- Beautiful flavor intensity, with rich layers of black fruits and dark chocolate
- 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot; a classic combination of the world’s most desired varieties
In the early years of his career, Tony Terlato was exposed to many of the great chateaux of Bordeaux. He was deeply moved by these iconic vineyards and wines and was inspired to one day be a vintner. He realized his dream in 1996 when he purchased his first vineyard and winery. From that moment, he committed himself and his team to producing wines which would stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the great wines of the world and to craft wines like the ones that had so inspired him as a young man.
Today, EPISODE is the embodiment of Tony’s dream and a tribute to the families that inspired him. EPISODE is a clear reflection of a specific, identifiable vineyard – the Terlato Family’s Napa hillside estate vineyard. It is a classic wine; deeply complex, powerful yet elegant, beautiful and approachable when young but with tremendous aging potential.
- Sustainably produced
- Wine is produced in a Napa Green winery
Winemaker, Terlato Vineyards
Bryan Parker joined Terlato Wine Group in June 2003, first as winemaker at Alderbrook, then as winemaker for Terlato Family Vineyards.
Today, Bryan is responsible for crafting the Terlato Family Vineyards luxury red blend EPISODE as well as The Federalist. In addition to his winemaking responsibilities, Bryan also oversees the entire production facility at Rutherford Hill Winery in the Napa Valley.
Parker came to Terlato Family Vineyards from Pine Ridge Winery in Napa Valley, where he was assistant winemaker for two years.
A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in chemistry, Parker earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois, and also studied viticulture and enology extensively at University of California - Davis. Bryan has particular expertise in growing and vinifying fruit from myriad regions in California, crafting wines that are balanced, elegant and characteristic of their place.
Country born: United States
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
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