Like in past vintages of their ‘Alessio’ Napa Valley Red, Russell was able to source from the famed Tench Vineyard in Oakville for its highly sought-after Cabernet Sauvignon and Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, the perfect site for Cabernet Franc and Merlot. In the glass, this delicious 2016 offers black fruit with cocoa dusting and a gratifying finish. 400 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.”