The 2015 Proprietary Red is a much more Cabernet-dominated blend than the 2014 and is 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and the rest Malbec. Brought up all in new French oak, this monster effort boasts a deep purple color as well as sensational notes of currants, blackberry liqueur, graphite, espresso roast and leafy herbs. Full-bodied, ripe, opulent and incredibly concentrated, this killer effort needs 2-3 years to shed some baby fat, but it’s going to keep for 2-3 decades.Jeb Dunnuck - Jeb Dunnuck 98
Carte Blanche wines are produced with a generations-old commitment to creating limited, hand-crafted, fine wine. Hands on viticulture, vineyard management, and classical winemaking adapted to northern California are the foundation of these wines. We have secured long-term contracts for our proprietary vineyard blocks, which allows for year-round, controlled farming.
Carte Blanche wines represent the vintage, the grape varietal, and the land on which they are grown. Whether we produce a blend, a single varietal wine, or a vineyard-designated wine, our sole discretion and freedom in each vintage allows us to create the finest wine possible.