The 2013 Galerie Napa Valley Pleinair is deep purple, with potent aromas of blackcurrant, red cherry, roasted coffee beans, fresh tobacco leaves and forest floor underneath floral notes. With a full palate of elegant tannins, the mouthfeel is long and full of red fruit and spices.
The two red wines include the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Pleinair, which comes from Napa vineyards Atlas Peak, St. Helena, Diamond Mountain and Howell Mountain. Aged 20 months in 53% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered, the wine is a beauty, with notes of loamy soil interwoven with red and blackcurrants, tobacco leaf and forest floor. It is medium to full-bodied, shows excellent purity, a nicely layered mouthfeel and ripe tannins. It should drink well for at least 15 or more years