2018 Nuits d'Enfer



Pronounced “new-ee dawn-fair,” the name Nuits d'Enfer suggests a night of passion and no-rules possibilities. The 2018 NdE earns its reputation and black-label Reserve status as an untamed Bordeaux Right Bank-style blend that pairs brooding Cabernet Franc to pedigreed Merlot.

Available exclusively to Reserve Circle Members until January 2022.

Tasting Notes

The 2018 Nuits d'Enfer is bursting with rich, red fruit aromas and flavors: full, ripe dark cherry and bright cranberry. On the palate, baking spice flavors combine with a hint of vanilla. The mouthfeel is dense and the tannins are elegant while still young and fresh; the finish is long and lively. The bright acidity lends well to food-pairing and would be delicious served alongside bacon stuffed pork tenderloin and sautéed mushrooms.

Vineyard Sources

Appellation: Santa Clara Valley
Vineyards: Fitzgerald and Church Creek
Winemaker: Tim Slater

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14.5

Cooperage: French Oak, 50% New, 18 months

Production: 124

2018 Nuits d'Enfer