2018 Buoncristiani Napa Valley Meritage - Garagiste Series
The Garagiste series was created to highlight blends of exceptional vineyards that we source each vintage. As showcased in our La Famiglia wine club, Serie Garagiste pays homage to our pre-commercial winemaking garage days where we would share the very best of our winemaking endeavors with our closest family and friends.
Meritage wines are provocative red wines crafted solely from specific "noble" Bordeaux grape varieties. The unique blend of this vintage stems from Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Grapes were sourced from some of Napa’s most prestigious vineyards including Stagecoach, Bennett and Hyde Vineyards.
To ensure our highest standard of quality, the vineyards are managed by growers who adhere to our strict viticultural philosophy and the wines are crafted with our own hands. The components of the 2016 Meritage were harvested and fermented separately in small batches, then carefully blended in several phases during the second year of barrel aging. This Meritage was aged in French oak barrels for 20 months and bottled in June of 2018.
We, the Buoncristiani brothers, take pride in performing all aspects of enology, viticulture, wine production, marketing, and package design in order to share with you a true expression of our winemaking passion.