2021 Neal Family Vineyards "Rutherford Dust Vineyard" Vermentino, Napa Valley, California, USA

Round and elegant spiced pears and yellow apples, with undertones of bitter almond and summer squash.

$45.99
$45.99

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ABOUT THIS WINE

This Vermentino is 100% estate grown in the Rutherford AVA of Napa Valley, California. Mark Neal has long experimented with lesser known international varietals, and Vermentino has proven to be one of the most succesful. Mark utilizes a proprietary stacked vine training system, which he invented to maximize vineyard yield. Vineyard stacking trains the white grapes to grow low to the ground to absorb the reflected heat, while the red grapes grow above the white and shield them from direct heat.

Harvested September 9th, 2021. The wine sees 24% barrel fermentation, with 12% new French oak.

ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

Mark Neal has been walking and working organic vineyards almost daily for over 54 years. In 1966, he started as a farmer working alongside his parents on their Napa Valley farm. His love of the land, working with family, and producing small batches of wines was instilled early by his father.

This upbringing of growing organic grapes inspired him, in 1998, to build Neal Family Vineyards, which is wholly owned, farmed, and operated by his family, a rarity in the winemaking world. Today, working beside several of his children, he handcrafts exquisite and complex Cabernet Sauvignon from his estate’s biodynamic and certified organic vineyards in Howell Mountain and Rutherford.