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2017 Preface Proprietary Red
We are pleased to share this inaugural release of our estate Bordeaux Blend.
Preface, as the name implies, provides an introduction to the Skipstone estate vineyard. Made with the same exacting attention that goes into every bottle of Skipstone, this estate-grown wine is a selection of barrels across our estate vineyard blocks that are chosen specifically to offer a more accessible wine in the glass upon release. The 2017 vintage is our inaugural release of this special wine and is comprised of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The warm 2017 vintage overall produced wines that are expressively aromatic on the nose, and have very enjoyable freshness, lower alcohol, and are beautifully structured and layered on the palate. Our unwavering commitment to only bottling the very best from our estate means that every single drop of wine in a bottle of Skipstone is not only from grapes harvested prior to the fires that burned across Napa and Sonoma, and thus, free from any potential smoke-taint concerns. This 2017 Preface Proprietary Red exudes the character of the vintage immediately upon opening, revealing a burst of bring red fruit, framed by savory aromas and flavors.