"Aliento" Red Wine
(Spanish for “Breath”) is a result of our longtime desire to put together a classic Bordeaux style proprietary red blend, similar to the famed First-Growth Chateaux. Aliento utilizes the five main red Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. We specifically chose what we believe to be among the best vineyard sites in the Napa Valley for each varietal. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our own estate vineyard on the Silverado Trail, the Merlot is sourced from a wonderful vineyard high up on Spring Mountain, the Cabernet Franc from Pritchard Hill, while the Malbec and Petit Verdot both come from the Oakville District. Each site demonstrates the range of Napa Valley’s finest terroir.