The most refined of the 2016 PerUs wines, this newly released Red displays the purity that can be achieved from high elevation vineyards. Winemaker Russell Bevan crafted this new PerUs offering mostly from a vineyard atop Atlas Peak in Napa's Eastern mountain range. The 90% Cabernet Sauvignon is buttressed by 10% Cabernet Franc from Sugar Loaf Mountain resulting in a wine with great balance and lively acidity. Like the Alessio Red, this 2016 carries the trademark of what this vintage will be known for – generosity in aromas and fruit with structure in-line with the 2015 offerings. 375 cases were produced.
2016 marks the fourth vintage for PerUs and Russell Bevan continues to make singular, focused wines as their winemaker. “A serious student of wine most of his adult life, Russell first made his mark as a writer with a syndicated column published in Wine Spectator. In 2004, Russell stepped away from the typewriter and into the vineyard, to begin making memorable wines and joining an elite group of winemakers who have received Robert Parker's 100-point score. Russell's Tin Box is the only wine from the 2011 vintage to garner that accolade, and his last three vintages have each received the coveted 100-point score.” One of Napa Valley's most skillful winemakers, Russell cites Philip Togni and Greg LaFollette as mentors. PerUs sparks Russell's natural exuberance: “This is an amazing convergence of gifted people, offering a chance to learn and be inspired by the some of the best people in wine.”