Napa Native

2017 Oak Knoll Block 5 Blend

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  • Vintage: 2017
  • Varietal: 50% Cabernet Franc | 50% Merlot
  • Appellation: Oak Knoll District
  • Barrels: 70% New French for 202 months
  • Production: 50 Cases

Notes: Block 5 is a section of a vineyard Tyler had encountered previously at a winery he managed. Years later he had the opportunity to source some of it for this blend. 2017 was a vintage of challenges starting with an abundance of rainfall in the  winter, that led into a long hot summer, and ended with fierce wildfires. This fruit was picked just before the fires started to take hold of Napa Valley and sustained no smoke damage. This blend showcases bright fruit with sophistication and structure, while maintaining bold, robust flavors. This is a wine that is food and daytime friendly. It is ready to drink now, but has the tannins for aging.