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2017 Preface Proprietary Red

2017 Preface Proprietary Red


This is our inaugural release of this estate-grown Bordeaux Blend. Just 175 cases produced.

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We are pleased to share this inaugural release of our estate Bordeaux Blend. 

Wine Notes

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.

Vintage Notes

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.


Wine Specs

Vintage 2017
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Appellation Alexander Valley
Alcohol % 14.5