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2017 Signature Mountain Blend

2017 Signature Mountain Blend
96 Points Double Gold

Our 2017 Signature Mountain Blend barrel aged in 90% New French and Hungarian Oak is once again a delectable representation of what our Estate Rockwell Ridge Vineyard (blended with Howell Mountain, Pritchard Hill, & Atlas Peak fruit) can produce. 49% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc, this limited case production is the closest wine in our program that could be called an “Estate wine” with most of the blend coming from our very own Rockwell Ridge estate vineyard (located 35 feet below the Howell Mountain AVA). Claimed by the critics as a “beautiful wine that “...explodes from the glass”, and dubbed by many over the years as “The Petrus of Napa Valley”, we are thrilled to get this wine from our Estate to yours. 150 cases produced.


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Bordeaux Blend
Napa Valley
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Robert Parker
Wine Advocate
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Tasting Notes
96 Points & Double Gold Medal in the Sunset International Wine Competition
"The 2017 Signature Mountain Blend is another stellar wine from Hertelendy in this vintage. This instantly begins to impress as it displays wonderful purity and freshness, releasing gorgeous nuances of ripe cassis, dark cherries and blueberries, which are followed by exotic spices, dark florals, licorice, fresh sage and underlying hints of espresso all taking shape. On the palate this is full-bodied and impeccably balanced, with outstanding concentration and a layered mouthfeel that continues seamlessly through the finish. This is a simply sensational wine from Hertelendy that is drinking incredibly well now, but should also hold up beautifully decades and become even more compelling over time." — International Wine Report, 95 Points
"Coming all from the estate property on Howell Mountain, the Bordeaux blend 2017 Signature Mountain Blend has a perfumed, floral, incense, vanilla, and violets tinged bouquet that’s supported by plenty of blue fruits. Playing in the medium to full-bodied end of the spectrum, it has good acidity, a firm, tight, compact feel on the palate, ripe tannins, and outstanding length. It needs 4-5 years of bottle age but is certainly a beautiful wine. Give bottles a solid decant if drinking anytime soon."— Jeb Dunnuck, 93 Points
Other Notes
"The 2017 Signature Mountain Blend is composed of 49% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, coming from Howell Mountain, Pritchard Hill and Atlas Peak. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it explodes from the glass with bombastic redcurrant jelly, black raspberries, mulberries and baked plums scents with suggestions of camphor, cast-iron pan, cedar chest, pencil lead and lavender plus a touch of underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate packs in the red and black berry flavors, supported with soft, rounded tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing on a lingering mineral note. 150 cases were made." — Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Robert Parker Wine Advocate