Erba Mountainside Vineyards
2005 Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine
California: Napa Valley
Today’s Erba Mountainside Vineyards 2005 Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine is a classically flavored Napa Red, without the classic Napa price.
Today’s wine is exclusively sourced from Erba’s pristine Mountainside Napa Vineyard. This high-elevation vineyard, planted to all five Bordeaux varietals, is nestled well above the fog line, guaranteeing that each row receives abundant sunshine through the day, followed by cooling shade and breezes into the afternoon. This sense of place is clear in today’s wine, with complex layers of fruit and earth that all point to Napa Valley.
Please enjoy our heartiest recommendation on today’s fantastic, not-to-be-missed, stunner.
Super, impenetrably dark crimson throughout.
Deep notes of black cherry and juicy dark berry, with additional aromas of sweet vanilla bean, California bay leaf, rich saddle leather, dark earth, and toasty baking spices.
Rich and elegant flavors abound on this wine. A layered dark fruit compote leads the way, mingling with touches of sweet tobacco leaf, espresso bean, black peppercorn, fresh rosemary, and slightly toasted oak.
Best decanted, with classic and evolved Napa flavors. The finish is super dark, with fine tannins, firm structure, and an elegant mouthfeel.
Grilled New York Strip, prepared with a rosemary, garlic, and sea salt rub.
What the Winery Says
- Luc Morlet
- 95 Points - Master Somm Catherine Fallis
- Napa Valley
- Barrel Aging
- Aged in 100% French oak, 80% new