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2008 Terzetto

Composition: 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1/3 Cabernet Franc, 1/3 Merlot

Harvest:  The grapes were harvested October 10 with 24.8 degrees average brix, 0.66 total acidity, and 3.60pH

Oak Aging:  22 months in 70% new French oak barrels from Treuil cooperage (i.e. Aillier and Troncais).  The wine is unfined and lightly filtered.

Organic:  All fruit is organically grown in our estate vineyard.

Production:  365 cases

Complex red fruit aromas backed by toasty oak and round tannins all contribute to a wine that fulfills its namesake of being a three part harmony.

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2007 Terzetto

Composition: 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1/3 Cabernet Franc, 1/3 Merlot

Oak Aging:  22 months in 70% new French oak barrels from Treuil cooperage (i.e. Aillier and Troncais).  The wine is unfined and lightly filtered.

Organic:  All fruit is organically grown in our estate vineyard.

Production:  501 cases

Equal proportions of co-fermented Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot showcase the vineyard's strengths. The wine is barrel aged in 70% new French oak to provide the desired aromas of sweet vanilla and pungent toasted oak. The result is complex fruit aromas and flavors, backed by toasty oak, with round tannins that contribute to the sensation of a wine that fulfills its namesake of being a wine in harmony.

93 points - Wine & Spirits Magazine
"Selected as one of the “Best Cabernet Sauvignons & Blends of 2011"
"Captures the scent of the uplands of Napa, a cedary hint of conifer forest floor and mushrooms….the
fruit feels austere as it washes over mineral tannin—not exactly cherry, blueberry or blackberry, but a
distinctive flavor all its own. Restrained for now, this should grow into a bold Napa Valley classic with
another five or six years of age."

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2006 Terzetto

Composition: 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1/3 Cabernet Franc, 1/3 Merlot

Harvest: The grapes were harvested October 3 with 25.1 degrees average brix, 0.65 total acidity, and 3.49pH

Oak Aging: 22 months in 70% new French oak barrels from Treuil cooperage (i.e. Aillier and Troncais). The wine is unfined and lightly filtered.

Organic: All fruit is organically grown in our estate vineyard.

Production: 425 cases

Equal proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot showcase the vineyard strengths. The wine is barrel aged in 70% new French oak to provide the desired aromas of sweet vanilla and pungent toasted oak. The flavors are soft and fruity. 


93 points- Wine Enthusiast Magazine Blended in equal parts of Merlot and the two Cabernets, and made with 70% new French oak, it's all unintegrated blackberries, cherries, violets, minerals, sweet cedarwood and vanilla spice. Quite a fine wine whose softly complex tannins will enable it to age. Cellar Selection

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2005 Terzetto

Composition: 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1/3 Cabernet Franc, 1/3 Merlot

Harvest: The grapes were harvested October 1 with 25.6 degrees average brix, 0.65 total acidity, and 3.58pH

Oak Aging: 22 months in 70% new French oak barrels from Treuil cooperage (i.e. Aillier and Troncais). The wine is unfined and lightly filtered.

Organic: All fruit is organically grown in our estate vineyard.

Production: 407 cases

Equal proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot showcase the vineyard strengths. The wine is barrel aged in 70% new French oak to provide the desired aromas of sweet vanilla and pungent toasted oak. The flavors are soft and fruity. The wine structure is firm, but not hard. While drinkable now, the wine will reward those with patience.

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2004 Terzetto

Composition: 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1/3 Cabernet Franc, 1/3 Merlot

Harvest: The grapes were harvested September 29 with 25.6 degrees average brix, 0.66 total acidity, and 3.55pH

Oak Aging: 22 months in 70% new French oak barrels from Treuil cooperage (i.e. Aillier and Troncais). The wine is unfined and lightly filtered.

Organic: All fruit is organically grown in our estate vineyard.

Production: 370 cases

The 2004 Terzetto is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot all in equal proportions. The wine lots were individually selected to reflect the desired style of wine that typifies elegance with strength. The wine was barrel aged with 70% new French oak to provide the aromas of sweet vanilla and pungent toasty oak. The flavors are true to type, clean, and intriguing. Very drinkable now but will age gracefully due to its heritage.


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2003 Terzetto

Composition: 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1/3 Cabernet Franc, 1/3 Merlot

Harvest: The grapes were harvested in late September with 24.5 degrees average brix, 0.66 total acidity and 3.58 pH.

Oak Aging: 22 months in 80% new French oak barrels from Treuil cooperage (i.e. Aillier and Troncais). The wine is unfined and lightly filtered.

Organic: All fruit is organically grown in our estate vineyard.

Production: 305 cases

The 2003 vintage Volker Eisele Terzetto is an equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. The grapes were all harvested on the same day and co-fermented. This wine was barrel aged in 50% new French oak to enhance the prevalent aromas of complex black fruit and sweet toasty oak. The flavors are ripe, soft and enticing.


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2002 Terzetto

Composition: 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1/3 Cabernet Franc, 1/3 Merlot

Harvest: The grapes were harvested on September 21 with 25.5 average degrees brix, 0.61 total acidity and 3.78 pH.

Oak Aging: 22 months in new French oak barrels from Treuil cooperage (i.e., Aillier and Troncais.) The wine is unfined and lightly filtered.

Production: 498 cases

Organic: All fruit is organically grown in our estate vineyard.

The 2002 Volker Eisele Family Estate Terzetto is an equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The grapes were harvested on September 21 and co-fermented. This wine was aged in 50% new French oak barrels to enhance the aromas of vanilla and roasted coffee that are prevalent. The fruit aromas and flavors are rich and soft reflecting the maturity and quality of the grapes in this proprietary blend.

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2001 Terzetto

Composition:1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1/3 Merlot and 1/3 Cabernet Franc.

Harvest: The grapes were harvested on October 5 with 24.5 average degrees brix, 0.6 total acidity and 3.75 pH.

Fermentation: Co-fermentation of the three varieties was done in stainless steel tanks with a peak temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Maceration: Long term; 14 days.

Oak Aging: 22 months in new French Oak from Treuil cooperage i.e. Aillier and Troncais. The wine is unfined and lightly filtered.

Production: 460 cases

Organic: All fruit is organically grown in our estate vineyard.

Co-fermenting Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot in equal proportions results in a very harmonious wine. The black fruit aromas are complex and the flavors are rich and soft.

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2000 Terzetto

Composition: 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1/3 Merlot and 1/3 Cabernet Franc.

Harvest: The grapes were harvested on October 1 with 24.5 average degree brix, 0.7 total acidity and 3.4pH.

Fermentation: Co-fermentation of the three varieties was done in stainless steel tanks with a peak temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Maceration: Long term - 14 days.

Oak Aging: 22 months in new French oak (i.e., Nevers from Seguin Moreau and Treuil.) The wine is unfined and unfiltered.

Production: 400 cases

This is our first release.

Organic: All fruit is organically grown in our estate vineyard.

Co-fermenting Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot in equal proportions has resulted in a wine of great harmony. The dark roast coffee aromas of the French oak barrels nicely complement rich flavors of dark plum and cherry. Polished tannins and concentrated fruit lead to a long and silky finish.

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