2016 - Poster Series Red Blend

Each year, after we make our final Cabernet blending decisions, there remains a small amount of quality red wine that the winemakers blend together to create a quaffable everyday table wine. The label artwork for each vintage of this wine takes inspiration from the Miller family’s collection of original poster art displayed at the winery. 

Poster Series Red Blend
Vintage Notes The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. Tasting Notes This easy-drinking red entices the senses with delicate aromas of pomegranate and bright Bing cherry. Hints of crumbled thyme, tarragon and dusty rose petal greet the palate with a mix of dark plum, raspberry and balanced acidity that moves smoothly into the finish.
  • Varietal 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 64% Silverado Vineyard
    36% Mt George Vineyard
  • Varietal September 12 - October 2, 2016
    24.1° Brix
  • Skin Contact 18 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 17 months barrel age
    40% new French oak
    Overall oak profile: 94% French, 6% Hungarian
  • Analysis 14.3% Alcohol
    5.65 g/L TA
    3.55 pH
    Bottled July 2018
    658 cases