2017 Nuits d'Enfer

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Pronounced “new-ee dawn-fair,” the name Nuits d'Enfer suggests a night of passion and no-rules possibilities. The 2017 vintage earns its reputation and black-label Reserve status as an untamed Bordeaux Right Bank-style blend that pairs brooding Cabernet Franc to pedigreed Merlot.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, look for notes of herbs and violets among the plum and dark berry aromas. On the palate, dark cherry, blackberry, blueberry, and baking spice flavors combine with a bit of smoke and undertones of cocoa. The mouthfeel is dense and the tannins are elegant while still young and fresh. The bright acidity lends well to food-pairing, and would be a delicious accompaniment for garlic and herb crusted pork tenderloin or rosemary-roasted chicken with grilled vegetables.

Vineyard Sources

Appellation: Santa Clara Valley
Vineyards: Fitzgerald and Church Creek

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14.5

Cooperage: French Oak, 50% New, 18 months

Production: 136

2017 Nuits d'Enfer