From the same level of prestigious Napa Valley vineyards as the Cabernet, this blend of Petit Verdot and Merlot with old vine Zinfandel and Petite Sirah may be an even richer, creamier red.
The winery says:
For our Napa Valley Quilt, we work with grapes representing the diversity of varietals cultivated in the Napa Valley AVA. We source Petite Sirah, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Petit Verdot grapes from a spectrum of Napa Valley proper. From Oak Knoll in the South to Calistoga in the North. The result of blending these diverse varietals and regions yields wines of extraordinary concentration of flavor, color and texture. While the majority of the fruit comes from the valley floor we also relied on grapes grown on the footslopes to achieve the texture and grip we desired.
In order to create a blend that highlights the outstanding terroir of the Napa Valley, our winemaking begins in the vineyards picking fruit at optimum physiological maturity. Each vineyard lot is kept separate from the moment the grapes were harvested until final blending. Once in the cellar, each lot is worked with in a tailor-made fashion. Typically beginning with a deep cold soak, (cryoextraction) to best prepare the skins to give up all the phenolics and color they can during fermentation. Cold and long fermentations allow ample time to coax these elements out.
Finally, extended maceration to soften harsh tannins. The wines are then aged in French Oak barrels. The Petite Sirah adds spice and complexity, Merlot contributes round mouthfeel and soft tannins, Zinfandel provides a vibrant fruit core, and Petit Verdot gives structure and color to the final blend. The Fabric of the Land, Napa Valle