Whether we prefer reds or whites, there’s one thing that every wine lover can agree on: great years for wine should happen more often. Luckily, within the last five years Napa Valley has experienced two amazing years, out of which came two great wines.
2013 started warm and dry, which brought an early bud break and optimum maturity at harvest time. The 2013 Napa Valley Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon came out of this year boasting aromas of dark currant and chocolate hazel cream, with tasting notes of sweet chocolate and toffee balanced with dark berry fruits. In 2015 similar conditions helped the chardonnay harvest. The 2015 Napa Valley Quilt Chardonnay has aromas of apple and oak and a rich palate boasting notes of apple tart and caramelized pineapple alongside salty popcorn. If these wines are what we get out of a good year, then we await the next with bated breath. Until then, uncork one of these beauties and enjoy the weather.