Dom Paino’s Rancho Salina Vineyard is on Moon Mountain in the Mayacamus range 800 feet above the Sonoma Valley floor just east of the town of Sonoma. This field blend was aged separately for two years before blending and then went back into our favorite barrels for another year. Berry flavors dominate with hints of cedar, leather, and tobacco, laced with chocolate. The finish is long and elegant.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
Alcohol 15.9%, Residual sugar 0.01%. T.A. 6.1g/L, pH 3.7
Aged in barrels for three years and in the bottle for two years before release.
Bottled 485 cases, August, 2009; Released August, 2011.