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2014 Imagery Vision

Tempting aromas of black and blue fruit fill the senses as plump black cherry, sweet earth, coffee and a hint of smoke take hold of the palate.
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Our Artistry Series celebrates the creativity that winemaking and traditional art have in common. In this series we focus on four blends that represent Joe Benziger’s interpretation of renowned wine growing regions throughout the world. The wines are named for critical stages in the artistic process; from the spark of inspiration, to the connection between the artist and the observer as the work is interpreted.

Tasting Notes: Vision showcases the heart of the South American style of wine. Comprised of 53% Malbec, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 23% Tannat, this blend is deep and dark. Tempting aromas of black and blue fruit fill the senses as plump black cherry, sweet earth, coffee and a hint of smoke take hold of the palate. Malbec’s moderate tannins are united by Tannat’s sizable tannins and Cabernet’s full body; as they come together they produce a well-balanced wine that is food friendly. We recommend pairing with grilled black and blue burgers. Drink now or cellar until 2023.

Vinification: Each varietal went through partial malolactic fermentation and was aged separately until the final blend. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat were aged in French oak barrels for 20 months.

Label Art: Elaine Coombs, San Francisco, CA