For this Hero’s Blend, we sourced a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot grapes from Spring Mountain and Carneros in the Napa Valley. Low yields of three to four tons per acre, meticulous sorting at harvest, extended maceration during fermentation and twenty months of ageing in French oak barrels complete the list of accomplishments for this magic recipe. This Bordeaux-style blend is radiant with fruit-forward aromas like blueberry, blackberry and cherry. The French oak is bursting in the finish, completing a mature nose with notes of cigar box and tobacco. On the palate, the wine is silky smooth and will develop even further with age. Merlot and Cabernet Franc were grown in the cooler terroir of Carneros, a key to the complexity of this wine. The secret to the longevity of this great red wine, as in all reds, is its acidity. You can enjoy this 2017 now, or with a little cellaring, your patience will be rewarded.
Serve our 2017 Glory Cellars Hero’s Blend with a rack of lamb, roast beef, roasted pork loin or a grilled rib eye steak. Enjoy it with the featured recipe: Beef Medallions in Portobello Wine Sauce.