December 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 16

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WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB • 1-800-949-9463
WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECTION
“ CAB • burr • NAY SAW • veen • YON “
Some people grow up in the wine
industry, and others just kind of fall
into it. In the case of Craig and Susan
Handly, they did both. Susan’s father
was a grape grower for 60 years in the
Napa Valley. Susan and Craig, working
in a very different area of the wine
business, designed labels for 25 years
before deciding to make their own
wine. And now their son, Spencer, is in
the winemaking business, just like his
parents.
Craig’s first batch of Cabernet wasmade
in 2000, and it turned out spectacularly
well. What set Craig’s first batch apart
from others was that Susan had Napa
vineyard sources that most winemakers
would give up their first born for. Thus,
the perfect name for their venture was
Terroir Napa Valley.
“Terroir” literally translates to “soil” or
“place,” like territory. But, the word’s
interpretation in the wine world
includes the climate as well, and is
used to describe the ecosystem of
the vineyard. The climate, in fact,
determines whether grapes will grow
there at all. The soil determines how
good those grapes will be. When it
comes to Napa Valley, it seems to all be
there.
Our selection is a classic blend of 77%
Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and
7% Petit Verdot. The wine was aged in
French oak for 14 months, with 40% of
the barrels being new.
The result is a mammoth wine of Napa
lusciousness. From the dense color to
the intense nose of cassis and vanilla,
and the incredible flavors of plum,
coffee and berry, it’s as good as it gets.
Region: Napa Valley, California • Alcohol: 14.1%
TERROIR NAPA VALLEY
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014
Tight Cassis and
Vanilla
Huge Flavors of Plum,
Spice
Now through 2025
Red Meat
Very Dark Purple
Large, Tight Tannins
ITEM #: N1217R2DC
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