From high up on the eastern Oakville Bench and renowned for its red volcanic soil, this translucent purple wine opens with signature scents of red and black berry fruits, cassis and crushed petals. Notably plush tannins and natural acidity give this wine both concentration and a multi-dimensional quality. Considerable depth and fruit will continue to develop as the structure starts to integrate with bottle age and bring tremendous purity and allure. Decanting a few hours will benefit this wine for early drinking; cellar for 5-10 years to enjoy this wine in its prime. You might know of Weitz Vineyard as it’s the single vineyard used to produce Maybach Materium.
Thanks to the
winemaking talent of Mike Smith, the Carter Cellars 2017 vintage possesses their
signature qualities of incredible finesse and verve, alongside a deep and true
representation of the vineyards from which they were sourced. These wines
showcase some of the best of what Napa has to offer: delicious ripe fruit and
seasoned tannins all buttressed with balanced acidity and structure.