Composition: 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1/3 Cabernet Franc, 1/3 Merlot
Harvest: The grapes were harvested September 30th with 24.5 degrees average brix, 0.69 total acidity, and 3.55pH
Oak Aging: 24 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: 617 cases
The goal is to make a wine from the classic Bordeaux varietals that express the classic flavors and aromas of these wines with a soft and round mouth-feel. This vintage’s result is a wine of elegance and finesse that fulfills our intentions; to reflect the style of wine that typifies Bordeaux varietals without any one dominating. The wine is deep red in color with a tinge of purple. Deeper red fruits are evident in the aromas and flavors backed by vibrant toasty oak, sweet vanilla, moderate alcohol, and soft tannins all contribute to the sensation of a wine that fulfills its namesake of being a wine in harmony. Drinkable now but will age gracefully due to its heritage.
The 2010 Proprietary Red Terzetto, a blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, is a fruit-forward, hedonistic red offering lots of strawberry and black cherry fruit, a forest floor-like character, sweet tannin and round, medium to full-bodied flavors. No doubt the Cabernet Franc provides uplift and ethereal complexity to the wine's interesting aromatics. With beautiful sweet tannin, some sucrosity and plenty of appeal, it will drink well for 8-12 years. One does not see many wines from Chiles Valley, especially Cabernets, at this level of quality.
93 –Robert Parker Jr.