Bressler Vineyards Young Vines 2011
The fanciful name "Young Vines" reflects that the blend comes from vines Bressler planted in 1999. Young Vines is more approachable as a young wine and drinks beautifully right now. It is a very versatile wine that goes well with many foods, including chicken, pork and pasta, as well as the usual red meats (beef, lamb, veal, etc.).
62% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot. Bressler Vineyards is a 5-acre vineyard adjacent to the well-respected Hayne Vineyard made famous by the Turley Zinfandel (part of which is now the Beckstoffer Bourne Vineyard), and across the street from the highly regarded Beckstoffer Crane Vineyard. Bressler Vineyards began in January 1999, when Bob and Stacey Bressler purchased their home with an acre of premium vineyard property on the Napa Valley floor on the west side of St. Helena. Working with David Abreu, Vineyard Manager/Magician and Winemaker-extraordinaire Mia Klein, the Bresslers embarked upon their adventure. In early 2000, they acquired the mature Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard (planted in 1986) adjacent to their property. This vineyard is a classic Napa Valley combination of St. George rootstock and Clone 7 Cabernet. This combination attains flavor ripeness around 24 brix, which yields very reasonable alcohol levels.