Our first Collaboration Series is with Ian Devereux White, founder of Smith Devereux Winery in Napa Valley. A medium-plus bodied Red Blend of Merlot and Syrah, sourced entirely from a sustainably-farmed Mendocino vineyard nestled alongside the Russian River, it’s meant to be versatile and enjoyable whether pairing with red meat off the grill or sipped around a fire. With notes of blackberry jam, bright cherries, and a dust of dried herbs, you’ll want to keep coming back to this wine until it’s gone.
Smith Devereux is a small, boots on the ground winery that farms sustainably and strives for balance and complexity in their wines. They focus on featuring the subtle and unique flavors of the vineyard and grapes, keeping things down to earth, and welcoming everyone into an industry that is often viewed as exclusive.
Mendocino is home to some of the nation's most progressive winemakers who have perfected sustainable and organic vineyard management and winemaking techniques. Ian has developed a decade-long friendship and partnership with the owner and farmer of the vineyard from which he sourced these grapes. They take a hands-on approach to every aspect of vineyard management, ensuring the grapes are handled in the most minimal manner possible.
Tasting Notes: Bright Cherry, Blackberry Jam, Dried Herbs, White Pepper
Varietal: 65% Merlot, 35% Syrah
Harvest: Hand-picked at daybreak
Alcohol by Volume: 14.6%
Residual Sugar: 0.35 g/L
TA: 5.6 g/L
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