Nichelini Family Winery
The Oldest Family-Owned Winery in Napa Valley
Smooth and medium-bodied, "Anton" is a blend of two Bordeaux varietals married in perfect harmony.
Smooth and medium-bodied, "Anton" is a blend of two Bordeaux varietals married in perfect harmony: Cabernet Sauvignon (80%) and Merlot (20%), both from 37-year-old vines.
Blends are my favorite wines to make because the sole focus is on great flavor. This new label, Anton, named for our Founding Father (my great-great-grandfather) deserves our Reserve status because we use only premium Bordeaux varietals, powerfully married together. I am looking for depth and complexity. The Cabernet Sauvignon is the backbone of this blend, but the Merlot adds dimension, especially on the mid-palate.
This velvety, medium-bodied blend balances warm spicy notes of clove and allspice with depths of blackberry, black cherry, vanilla and fresh-cut oak. A wine that pairs well with a bowl of Bolognese, but can also put on a suit and tie for a steak dinner!
Alcohol: 14.1 %
Residual Sugar: 0.14%
TA: 6.2 g/l
201 cases produced
Appellation: Napa Valley
Sub-appellation: Chiles Valley District
Barrel aging: 18 months
Oak: New French 80%, Neutral French 20%