BRAND Napa Valley

Double Horseshoes
2012 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 73
Vintage

2012

BRAND Napa Valley

Double Horseshoes

Red Wine
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • We commercially produce one wine, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our vineyards on Pritchard Hill
  • Uniquely for this lot, a significant portion of Cabernet Franc mingles with Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grown in the highly influential environment on Pritchard Hill, Cabernet Franc achieves greatness
  • Vineyards in this area are defined by elevation, air movement, moderate diurnal temperatures and red, rocky soil

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.71
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Philippe Melka

Winemaker, BRAND Napa Valley

Winemaker, Philippe Melka

My journey started at Chateau Haut Brion (where my passion for cabernet-based blends and sauvignon blanc began) and I completed a masters program in Agronomy and Enology under the direction of Professor Sequin, the renowned terroir specialist. I was fascinated by the relationship between soil and wine quality,
a fascination which continues today.

Yearning to know more, I set out for Napa Valley (Dominus Estate), Western Australia (Chittering Estate), Chianti in Italy (Badia O Coltibuono) and Bordeaux (Chateau Petrus) where I divided my time between soil study and winemaking. However, the great diversity of terroirs I found in Napa Valley, and its potential for extraordinary wines, was a revelation to me.

Country born: France

Education: University of Bordeaux - geology, viticulture, enology
Mentor in the United States: Paul Draper
Mentor in France: Christian Moueix

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My philosophy is to make good wine!

Wine On The Way

805A S. Orlando Avenue
Winter Park  FL  32789
407-733-9463

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