NEW RELEASE This season, the Debate levels up once again, taking on three unique terroirs within the hills and mountains. One varietal, three vineyards, and as many perspectives as you can bring to the table. Talk about a conversation starter!
‘Artalade Montagna’ is a raven black Cabernet Sauvignon with an explosion of minerality, warm stone, cedar and milk chocolate on the nose. A big, round entrance with granular tannins lingers on a silky finish wrapped in cherry, plum and potpourri.
‘Sacrashe’ is another deep, dark Cabernet Sauvignon with a nose that keeps fruit, spice and herbs well in balance, the red pepper flakes heating up cherry preserves. The entrance slides in like silk on a fresh palate with granular tannins. Mulberry, persimmon and plum linger on a gingerbread finish.
‘Denali’ is a ruby red gem of a Cabernet Sauvignon with an expressive nose of cantaloupe, elderberry, clay and tomato sauce. Soft as velvet from the first sip, the mid-palate is awash in fresh blueberry, boysenberry and lavender. The finish lingers with licorice
Though it’s a relatively new project, The Debate has had an audacious debut. This joint venture between Hoefliger and philanthropist and wine lover Rob McKay has received the kind of press in The Wine Advocate that many wineries can only dream about.The duo works closely each year with vineyard impresario Andy Beckstoffer to create three distinct expressions of three of the most iconic Napa Valley terroirs: Dr. Crane in Saint Helena (est’d 1858), Missouri Hopper in Yountville (est’d 1877), and To Kalon in Oakville (est’d 1868).