Westwood Legend Proprietary Red 2017
Winemaker Notes :
Philippe Melka, consultant to some of Napa's most highly regarded vineyards, had full control of winemaking and blending of the 2017 Legend. Like his critically acclaimed 2016 Legend, his goal was to craft this proprietary lend, bringing together the best from our own biodynamically farmed Estate, Annadel Gap Vineyard, complimented with specially sourced organic and sustainable wines from Sonoma County & Napa Valley.
54% Annadel Gap, 25% Sonoma County, 21% Napa ValleyThis complex and layered wine is opaque and dark-cherry red in appearance with bright and enticing aromas of leather, smoked meat, cedar, brown sugar and wild blackberry. On the palate it is extremely balanced with a beautiful dark fruit entry followed by a full mid-palate weighted with dark chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla and soft, persistent tannins. The structured Cabernet Sauvignon blended with the powerful, hedonistic and elegant Rhone varieties from the Estate vineyard complement each other perfectly in this seamless and supple wine.
Blend: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Syrah 19% Mourvèdre 10% Grenache
The Tasting Panel
Winemakers Philippe Melka and Maayan Koschitzky were the hands and minds behind the latest vintage of this wine, which is more than deserving of its name. It’s a California red with a French accent, blending 46% Cabernet Sauvignon with 25% Syrah, 19% Mourvèdre, and 10% Grenache; the Rhône varieties were grown on Westwood Estate’s Biodynamically farmed Annadel Gap Vineyard, while the Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the Sonoma and Napa valleys. Together, they create a wine that’s alert with Old World acidity as it unleashes a waterfall of violets, plum, and black cherry skin that cascades across the lush palate. Tannins are sheathed in dark chocolate and tempered by white pepper.