Michel Rolland is a wine world superstar who has worked for some of the most sought after wineries all over the globe. These prestigious estates include: Harlan, Dalla Valle, Staglin, Bryant Estate, Troplong Mondot, Angelus, Canon and over 80 more. This 2015 is a blend of Beckstoffer To Kalon, Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane and Stagecoach. Arguably the top vineyard sites in Napa Valley.
Wine Advocate notes that it “has a compelling, lifted nose of ripe plums, warm blackberries and cassis... Medium to full-bodied, refined and with tons of freshness.” Don’t miss out on this delicious wine as its drinking well right out the gate and will reward in 5-7 years of cellaring.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Red Wine has a compelling, lifted nose of ripe plums, warm blackberries and cassis with tapenade, garrigue and sautéed herbs suggestions, plus a waft of roses. Medium to full-bodied, refined and with tons of freshness, this is a very well-crafted and harmonious beauty that should be delicious straight out of the gate but will reward 5-7 years of cellaring and drinking a further 15-20 years thereafter.
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from Rolland is beautiful and shows a more structured, deep, layered side to the vintage. Blackcurrants, toasty oak, espresso, lead pencil shavings and hints of damp herbs all define this Bordeaux’esque beauty and it’s full-bodied, opulent and layered on the palate. Like the 2014, it’s beautifully balanced, has a deep, concentrated middle, and ripe tannin (which are covered by fruit at the moment), and will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring and keep for two decades or more.