This wine starts with bright fruit and cocoa powder on the nose. The palate has an incredibly soft entry followed by dark fruits and rich tannins. The word for this wine is balance, as neither the juicy fruit nor the soft tannins dominate. The wine is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petite Verdot. The wines were bottled August 2011.
Terra Valentine blends the elegance of "place" with the bold subtleties of mountain grown, estate wines. A climb up the switchbacks of Spring Mountain grants not only extraordinary views but a peek into the winery's past - all enjoyed amidst a tranquil, mountainside setting. A step into the winery's castle-like cellar serves up an experience rich with world class wines and storied tales, from the "cowboy days" of winemaking, to the current day operation that blends cutting-edge technology with time-tested Old World techniques. At our fieldstone winery perched at the Spring Mountain district overlooking the Napa Valley, Terra Valentine produces this estate Cabernet Sauvignon with mountain intensity and balance, expressing the character of our vineyards and the passion of our winemaking team.