Deep scarlet with a slightly purplish-black core. Aromas of blackberry, ripe cherry, dark chocolate, black licorice, hints of black pepper and charred meat. Favlors of cherry pie filling, with hints of sweet tobaccoand maple syrup and a lively bright acidity on the entry that is quickly followed by persistent flavors of rich, dark fruits, dried cranberry and sweet oak. Rich and bold, balanced by acidity and integrated tannin.
Prior to Napa becoming a county and even before California was a state, a vast rancho called Carne Humana encompassed the stretch of Napa Valley from Rutherford north to Calistoga. A Red and White wine blend sourced from this region comprise the Carne Humana portfolio.
Undoubtedly proving its merit over and over, Napa Valley is a now a leading force in the world of prestigious red wine regions. Though Cabernet Sauvignon dominates Napa Valley, other red varieties certainly thrive here. Important but often overlooked include Merlot and other Bordeaux varieties well-regarded on their own as well as for their blending capacities. Very old vine Zinfandel represents an important historical stronghold for the region and Pinot noir is produced in the cooler southern parts, close to the San Pablo Bay.
Perfectly situated running north to south, the valley acts as a corridor, pulling cool, moist air up from the San Pablo Bay in the evenings during the hot days of the growing season, which leads to even and slow grape ripening. Furthermore the valley claims over 100 soil variations including layers of volcanic, gravel, sand and silt—a combination excellent for world-class red wine production.