Gabrielle Collection

Vertex Blend 617

A vertical in a glass!

VERTEX RED CUVEE BLEND 617 NORTH COAST
Napa Valley & Lake County
Non Vintage

Gabrielle searched for a personal daily wine to enjoy by the glass or with meals that was approachable in taste & price- yet intriguingly satisfying. She could not find it, so she made it! Multiple blind tasting by a panel of fellow wine lovers put Vertex in first place over other wines every time-it has become a favorite of many ever since.

Vertex signifies various elements merging to a single point, as do the varietals Gabrielle blended. The artistic brush strokes merging to a single point on the logo captures that symbolically. She was inspired by classic Meritage wines but reached back in history when Bordeaux wines included Syrah. THAT was the secret- Cabernet‘s structure & and with Syrah’s fruitiness create a supple, lively wine that evolves in the glass.

Varietal

45% Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot & Syrah

The Wine

The 2011 vintage had a very cool growing season, unusual for Napa Valley. It offered an opportunity to be creative to achieve the fruitiness desired for Vertex. Gabrielle decided to blend not only varietals but also vintages. It is standard practice to save a few barrels of past vintages to blend into current vintages to offer complexity. Barrels from the 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 vintages were blended to create this charming non vintage.

Tasting Notes

Enjoy aromas of black fruits with flavors of wild blackberry, an earthy dustiness and dark chocolate. A stylish, sippable wine.

Food Pairing

Pizza with caramelized onions and duck confit as well as traditional versions with peperoni; ribs, pork roast, hearty beef stews, pork belly, tamales, grilled vegetables.

Oak Program

French Oak

Case Production

325

Cellaring

Drinkable now. Age worthy 10+ years with good cellar conditions.