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2016 Neyers Left Bank Napa Valley Red Blend

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About the Wine

  • Certified organic with CCOF
  • Estate grapes grown from the 45-acre Conn Valley Ranch
  • 25 years old Cabernet vines, planted by Dave Abreu on higher elevation, rockier soils.
  • BHW has the LOWEST price in the US

Tasting Notes: The blend is immediately appealing, with its combination of bright
raspberry flavors balanced by the charm of the wild cherry component of the Merlot. Most importantly, the Neyers Left Bank Red flavors  are restrained – a sensational taste experience that is neither overwhelming nor lavish.

Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot

About the Owners: 

Bruce Neyers started his career at Mayacamas Winery in the Napa Valley in January 1972. He spent two years at Mayacamas as an assistant winemaker to Bob Travers. He was then hired by Joe Phelps; who at that time was starting the winery that bears his name. He worked there for 17 years, leaving in 1992 as general manager. In 1984, Barbara and Bruce bought a 35–acre parcel in Conn Valley, and began development for vineyards with the idea of starting their own winery. A few days after resigning from Phelps, Bruce was offered and accepted the newly created position of National Sales Manager for Berkeley–based importer, Kermit Lynch. He oversaw national distribution of wines from over 200 family–owned wineries in France and Italy.

Barbara continued her career as a teacher for a few more years, but in 1979
began pursuing her love of food and cooking, accepting a position as a chef, and
eventually manager, at Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley. She worked there
for 20 years. The Neyers raised their three children on their ranch in the Conn
Valley area of the Napa Valley, where they now grow grapes. Together they
manage the winery, which is now a joint venture with Trinchero Family Estates.

Reviews

A 50-50 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is robust in cedar, dried herb and peppercorn aromas and hints of flavor. Thick extracted layers of grippy texture are highlighted in blueberry and dark chocolate. ~90WE