wine comes from the Wagner family, more specifically Joe Wagner, who after
selling his Meiomi brand to Constellation knew exactly what his next project
would be. Joe who is only 33 years old is one of the biggest winemakers to
watch in the North Coast wine industry.
a 5th generation Napa Valley winemaker, Joe learned his way around his
family’s vineyards long before he was able to drink wine. At 19 years of age he
already knew he would continue his family’s winemaking legacy. In 2001, he
created Belle Glos, with a focus on vineyard-designated Pinot Noir. Joe’s
family are no strangers to Napa, as a matter of fact his ancestors were
settled in Napa by the 1800’s making them one of the original
American winemaking families. In 1972, Joe’s grandfather founded Caymus
Vineyards, which is now overseen by his father, Chuck.
brings us to his next project; Copper Cane, which portfolio includes very
well-known brands like Belle Glos, Carne Humana, Boen and Quilt.
wine, the 2017 Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon,
which is their inaugural vintage, is an incredible wine that we are sure will
become highly collectible in the years to come.
the 2015 Quilt Napa Valley, is a blend from Joe’s valley floor and high
elevation vineyards. Valley floor fruit provides while the high elevation
grapes give the wine more structure, complexity
and age ability. The fruit is sourced from the best plots of land in Oakville,
St. Helena, Atlas Peak, Calistoga, and Howell Mountain.
On The 2014 Napa Vintage “Napa Valley delivered another exceptional vintage in
2014. The wines are bright, energetic and focused, with tons of character and
pedigree. Even better, the 2014s will be easier to drink young than the 2013s
that preceded them.”
– Antonio Galloni
Joe Wagner From Caymus!
from a patchwork of prime Napa Valley vineyards, Joe crafts a bold, rich style
of wine with loads of dark fruit and chocolate notes framed in cedar with a
velvety texture that caresses the palate. It's everything you would expect from
the Wagner Family at a price that is affordable! Drinks like Caymus at half the
dark brick red to blood plum. A seamless blend of creme de cassis, hazelnut,
cocoa, blackberry preserves, charry meat, and blackberry pie along with
suggestions of dark licorice, stewed rhubarb, strawberry, spice, and vanillin.
Rich and satisfying with chocolate brownie, yogurt, molasses, brown sugar and
rhubarb notes presented in perfect balance with higher-toned fruit emphasis
John Caplan President Grapeswine.com