2003 TIN STAR Napa Valley Red Wine TECHNICAL INFORMATION Varietals: 41% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Sangiovese, 10% Petite Sirah Vineyard: This wine comes from a warm growing area of the Napa Valley near Howell Mountain. The vineyard is on a terraced, circular hillside overlooking a large lake. The vineyards were harvested in late October, 2003. Winemaking: The wine was fermented with native yeasts and allowed to macerate on the skins for several weeks. It went through many peaks and valleys during those few weeks. Finally the wine reached a point where the herbaceous qualities subsided and a warm dark fruit component took over with far reaching tannins. Winemaker: Team Bounty Hunter Aging: 24 months in French oak, 60% new barrels Best From: 2008-2014 Production: 250 cases Suggested Food Pairing: Grilled pork chop, beef ribeye or New York strip, chicken cacciatore, braised root vegetables, and manchego cheese. THE STORY Only distinct wines of character are chosen to carry our Tin Star. From the complex soils along terraced hillside vineyards to the unique creekside benchland, we scour the countyryside each year to choose one wine to wear this badge of honor. Though the vineyard and blend may change, one thing is for sure - you're getting a complexity of flavors and a texture you'll rarely experience. TASTING NOTES A proprietary blend sourced primarily from the base of Howell Mountain, the ’03 Tin Star is a powerhouse red. The secret weapon of Petite Sirah adds a bit of brambliness and a lot of color, but most of the primary flavors are in the realm of ripe, dark fruits and a little mint. There’s big- time attitude from entry to finish. This is a negociant wine for Bounty Hunter.
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