2005 ANALOG Napa Valley Red Wine, St. Helena
Blend: 95% Merlot; 5% Sangiovese
Barrel Regimen: 24 months in 50% new oak; 60% French/30% American/10% Hungarian
Release Date: Fall 2010
Retail Price: $35 per 750ml bottle / $420 per 12-bottle case
Cases Produced: 600
Blended by: Rob Renteria
Floral notes of lilies, violets, and roses; chalky/gravelly minerality; black plum, blueberry, nectarine, kirsch, anise seed, Thai basil, cocoa nib.
Rich; elegant but firm tannins; full, satiny mouthfeel; palate cleansing acidity.
Satin tannins give way to a clean finish with medium acidity as well as plum, soy, savory-herb and vibrant mineral qualities.