Two Squared Red Wine 2018
About the Vineyard
Two Squared winemakers acquire fruit from younger Napa Valley vineyards that display a silky tannin profile and opulent texture which allow for early accessibility. We have unearthed a range of privately-owned boutique vineyards, hidden gems tucked in secret pockets of Napa Valley, that only Mother Nature and our winemaking team are fortunate enough to touch.
About This Wine
On the nose: Explosion of fresh cherries. violets, hints of marzipan, cherry pits, Campari, vanilla beans, almond milk chocolate, cloves, tomato stems, lemongrass
On the palate: Fresh entrance opening to structuring granular tannins, notes of chocolate sauce, cookie dough, fresh cherry, root beer, wild blueberry, candied red cherry, pencil shaving, a hint of Meyer lemon meringue
Blend: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
Fermentation: 100% stainless steel
Aging: 10 months in French oak; 65% new, 35% 1-year-old barrels
Dubbed a “Winemaker’s Dream Vintage” the 2018 growing season in Napa saw cooler than average temperatures throughout Spring and Summer. An abundance of rain in February was followed by continuous days of sunshine and mild temperatures that made for uniform vines and even cluster growth. With no major heat spikes to contend with, there was no need to rush through harvest. Cooler temperatures allowed us to pick when we wanted, without stress and under optimal conditions. The gift from Mother Nature translated to wines that not only have great concentration but also an amazing freshness.