Founded in 1998 by Luc and Genevieve Janssens (also the director of winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery), Portfolio Limited Edition is the fruit of a collaboration of two experienced artists expressing the desire to create together a single harmonious wine made of Bordeaux varieties. The 2015 harvest was one of the earliest on record. Portfolio grapes were harvested on September 5th for the Cabernet Franc and on September 18th for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Genevieve has been very consistent in selecting their grapes from the same vineyards all along.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is coming from the old vines of block #8 from George Hendry Ranch, planted in 1974 and the Cabernet Franc from Detert East vineyard planted in 1979. Both families believe in sustainability and respect of Mother Nature. They are diligent in paying homage to their vineyards’ history and to passing their exceptional treasure to the next generations and to preserving Mother Nature’s wellbeing. In the glass, the 2015 is a wine of precision, power with elegance and long finish. Deeply intense color, enticing aromas of floral violet, sweet baking spices (cardamom, nutmeg) and dark fruit with hint of anis and fresh herbs. A rich rounded texture packed with wild berry, cassis and blueberry fruit with mineral notes enveloping the entire tannins. The wine is savory and generous. The attractive quality of 2015 Portfolio is balance and harmony, silky and structured with freshness across the richly dense palate from the beginning to the lengthy finish. 2015 is a blend of 15% of Cabernet Franc and 85% of Cabernet Sauvignon. 250 cases were produced.