A deep ruby robe, with darker black fruit and mineral aromas on the nose. The palate brightens into a ripe strawberry, raspberry and boysenberry core, layered with notes of black licorice and nutmeg. Fluid and smooth, this wine blends rich fruit complexity, elegant freshness, and well-integrated tannins.
Purlieu - "the edge of the forest" or "an outlying area" - is a reference to their home base in the new Coombsville AVA, at the edge of the forest and the Napa Valley. Symbolically, 'purlieu" refers to their approach to winemaking, to exploring the outskirts and navigating the boundaries of what one may expect of a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. For Purlieu, the key to successfully walking that edge lies in maintaining balance: between innovation and tradition, confidence and restraint, depth and refreshment. Purlieu's sister label, Le Pich, gets its name from a Wappo Indian term meaning "golden eagle." They are hunting birds that can often be spotted above their vineyards. They are beautiful birds - stately and impressive, but not haughty or boasting, with a nimbleness that's inspiring.
750ML / 14.9% ABV