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BRAND Napa Valley produces three red wines-BRAND Cabernet Sauvignon, BRAND Proprietary Blend, and BRAND "Brio" Red Wine. Director of Winemaking Philippe Melka has been involved in BRAND from its inception and is engaged in all aspects of farming and winemaking. Winemaker Matt Johnson, who works closely with Philippe, cultivates and creates BRAND wines that express the distinctive beauty of this estate.

2018 brand cabernet sauvignon

Our flagship wine, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the power, opulence and finesse of our uppermost Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards located at 1400 feet elevation atop Pritchard Hill. The wine displays notes of crushed blackberry and wild sage followed by a vibrant and luxuriant palate with its suggestions of fresh plum, frankincense and cocoa powder. The wine is expressive, especially decanted while young, and will become seductively nuanced with aging of 5-10 years.

2018 brand proprietary blend

The 2018 Proprietary Blend is our finest Cabernet Franc with individual barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon added to the blend for lift and energy, resulting in a wine of great finesse. The 2018 vintage is 63% Cabernet Franc and 37% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromatic notes of pomegranate, dried roses and allspice give way to a palate brimming with flavors suggesting dark red fruit, milk chocolate, green tea and sandalwood. The wine possesses the structure and intensity to support extended aging along with the grace and silky texture for pleasurable drinking while young.

brio red wine

From Vineyard N °95 located near the winery at 1200 feet above sea level, BRIO is a vibrant Bordeaux-style blend. 79% Cabernet Sauvignon provides a dense core of red fruit with 14% Cabernet Franc adding aromatic grace notes and 7% Petit Verdot contributing depth to the wine. The Brand Napa Valley BRIO Red Blend was aged for 20 months in French oak barrels and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Bright and approachable, this wine displays dazzling notes of black cherry, cocoa powder and cardamom now and will reveal additional nuances with further aging.

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