Full bodied with nice acidity and tannins; Opulent and complex with a long, persistent finish.
Wine Spectator 88 points - Sleek and refined, with a notable herb, fresh earth and dried berry edge. Medium- to full-bodied, this is likable for its subtle notes and soft tannins. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2019. 600 cases made.-JL
(Dec 31 2011)
Anthony Terlato's father owned a wine and spirits store in Chicago offering a rare selection of wines from all over the world. This is where Anthony acquired a lot of his wine knowledge. He then joined Pacific Wine Company where he did a lot of traveling and enhanced his education. Anthony Terlato and his sons, Bill and John, became winery owners in 1996 and excellence was their goal. All varietals are bottles in limited quantities and will only be produced when they meet the exact quality standards. Their wines are special extraordinary quality and the company itself represents more than 50 brands covering the world's finest wine regions, varietals and styles. The current winemaker, Doug Fletcher, has worked with the Stag's leap districts for more than 2 decades. In 2006, Doug became vice president of winemaking for the Terlato Wine group.
Bottle Production 497 cases
|Wine maker notes
|“Peak Series” of wines of Napa Valley Bordeaux blends were born to honor some grand crus of Bordeaux. Devils’ Peak is the second blend in the series, following the traditions and methods of the St. Émilion region, which is dominated by Cabernet Franc, some Merlot and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a multi-faceted wine, with vibrant acidity and understated spices.
|composition Cabernet Franc 66%, Merlot 23%, Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Malbec 5%.
winemaking process aged in French oak barrels, 50% new, in our underground wine caves for 22 months.
|When Anthony Terlato and his sons Bill and John became winery owners and vintners, they started with one goal in mind: pursuit of excellence. The concept was to produce wines that were consistent in quality and as important as those the Terlato family imported and marketed during the last half century. The bar was already set high, because they are associated with the best.