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Produced from our Calistoga vineyard blocks in Napa Valley, Les Bouquinistes is our evocative red varietal field blend. The 2014 vintage marks Chapter One in this unprecedented series of wines that will celebrate a socially conscious piece of literature and its esteemed author each year. With the release of our inaugural vintage, we are proud to partner with The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof to highlight A Path Appears, co-authored by Sheryl WuDunn. This narrative encourages the world’s citizens to develop a global conscience. A portion of Les Bouquinistes wine sales benefit a charity featured in A Path Appears.
When creating a Napa Valley field blend such as Les Bouquinistes, it’s important to precisely know your components. Every wine has a story, and every part of the blend adds to that story. Depth, structure, and color are provided by the Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot elements, while the bright cherry, plum and tamarind aromatic characters are written in by Syrah and Grenache. As the chapters unfold, racy acidity on the middle palate is delivered by finely made Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with a hint of jam from our Zinfandel. This is how we wrote the story for the 2014.
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