The 2020 Andronicus is a beautiful expression of the Napa Valley and the classic wines it produces. The aromas are bright and packed with cherry, plum, red currant, and fig with hints of bay. The palate is smooth, round and has notes of dark cherry, roast coffee, crème de cassis, fall spice and anise throughout. The fine-grained tannins round out the texture of the wine and leave you with essences of vanilla and coffee. Enjoy through 2027.
The blend on the 2020 vintage is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.
The 2020 season began with late season rains and cool temperatures, which meant for a slightly later Spring with bud break occurring in the third week of March. Even weather throughout the Spring allowed the soils to dry out and flowering to occur unabated with balanced berry set happening across all varieties. June and July provided ideal weather to help the vines catch up a bit and proceed into veraison in early August. The heat of late Summer allowed the vineyards to develop deep flavors with rich color in the red varieties. The mid-September though October harvest dates for our blend allowed the fruit to be expressive, concentrated, and retain its natural acidity