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Made by winemaker Anne Dempsey, this new brand from Moët Hennessy Estates & Wines originally hails from the Newton Vineyard estate. Blended with 15% Merlot, 6%Syrah, and 3% Petite Sirah from five counties across the North Coast, it displays
dry tannins and Old World acidity. It’s earthy, with notes of graphite, violets, plum, soy sauce, and clove.
Skyside carries over 40 years of rich winemaking experience in the Napa Valley, imbued with California golden spirit. This heritage makes them true experts in identifying the best terroirs and gives them wings to source the highest quality grapes from all Northern California for their Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Red Blend.
Driven by the ambition to expand horizons, encounter, share, enjoy and make memories, the goal is to produce a new collection of American wines of outstanding value, beyond their Californian home.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux’s Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.