Our B Side Red Blend is powerful yet approachable with inviting aromas of fresh blueberries, leather, tobacco leaf and a subtle eucalyptus note adding intrigue. The lifted aromas lead to a well-structured palate with smooth tannins and layers of fruit flavors, red currant and clove spice. The wine is giving and additional notes of dried orange peel and tart plum hint at the good acidity found in fruit from the flip side. This red blend is nicely balanced offering plush fruit, power and elegance making it easy to enjoy alone or alongside the perfect pairing of roasted chicken or grilled herb marinated pork tenderloin.
The 2015 growing season throughout the Napa Valley was blessed with near ideal weather throughout. A dry winter followed by an early spring with early bud break allowed for good fruit set. Weather was warm and consistent throughout late spring and summer with no heat spike or harvest rains which allowed grapes a long hangtime to develop fully. The overall quality and flavor development for the vintage was excellent.