BRAND Napa Valley produces three red wines-BRAND Cabernet Sauvignon, BRAND Proprietary Blend, and BRAND Vineyard N°95 Cabernet Sauvignon. 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 works closely with Philippe to create BRAND wines that express the wild beauty of this estate. We believe that our brick-and-mortar winery allows us to make the thousand small decisions that set our wines apart. We think you will be able to taste the difference.
2019 brand cabernet sauvignon
Our flagship wine, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the power, opulence and finesse of our uppermost Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards located at 1400 feet elevation atop Pritchard Hill. Rich notes of allspice, graphite, and blackberry precede the lush and vivid palate with its delicious flavors of fresh cherry, sage, and cocoa powder. The wine’s vibrancy and precision build to a lasting finish. The wine is expressive, especially decanted while young, and will add enticing nuances with aging of 5-10 years.
2019 brand proprietary blend
The 2019 Proprietary Blend is our finest Cabernet Franc with individual barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon added to the blend for lift and energy to create a wine of great finesse. The 2019 vintage is 62% Cabernet Franc and 38% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromatic notes of black raspberry, dried roses and allspice give way to a palate brimming with flavors suggesting dark berries, milk chocolate, and sandalwood. The wine possesses the structure and density to support extended aging along with the grace and silky texture for pleasurable drinking while young.
2018 vineyard n°95 cabernet sauvignon
This wine is an energetic blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc from our organically farmed Vineyard N°95 located adjacent to the winery at 1200 feet above sea level. The BRAND Vineyard N°95 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 20 months in French oak barrels with minimal handling and then bottled unfined and unfiltered. Crafted to give you an immediate understanding of Pritchard Hill, this wine opens with hedonistic notes of fresh plum, wild herbs and baking spices with supple mouth coating tannins and flavors of cherry, dark chocolate, and bay laurel on the palate. It is delicious now and will reveal additional nuances with further aging.
2021 White Wine
The 2021 BRAND White Wine is a sublime blend of Italian grape varietals from our estate and other hard-to-find vineyards. With its citrus and tropical notes, fresh flavors, and sleek balance, this inviting wine is charming and refined.