2014 Hot Air Balloon Red Blend

2014 Hot Air Balloon Red Blend

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This special etched, hand-painted bottling depicts an ornate Flora Springs hot air balloon, a nostalgic and common sight seen in the sky on crisp Napa Valley mornings. Made from hand-picked and meticulously hand sorted grapes, the blend is comprised of red Bordeaux varietals. The wine underwent fermentation in concrete vessels and was aged in barrel for 20 months in French oak. Some new barrels, some once or twice used. Aromas of Bing cherry, black raspberries and a hint of black licorice progress to flavors of vanillin from the oak. The palate showcases polished tannins with an extensive mouthfeel.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:A Blend of Bordeaux Varietals
Cases Produced:98
Aging:20 months in French oak barrels
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2026 for optimum enjoyment.

On the Vine

2014 was another stellar vintage in Napa Valley. Seriously. We’re not just saying that. Heavy rains in the winter when we wanted them...a warm, frost-free spring...and dry weather throughout the summer. What more could a grapevine want? An early harvest capped it all off. The wines tell the rest of the story.