The next generation of winemakers in Napa Valley are making quite a splash!. These passionate young entrepreneurs are taking what their accomplished parents and grandparents built, adding their youthful energy, passion and creativity, and producing some excellent wines.
The 2013 TAKEN PROPRIETARY RED WINE is an example of the Next Gen wines. It’s a satisfying, reasonably priced, yet serious Napa Valley Bordeaux-style blend!
Meet Carlo Trinchero and Josh Phelps
2013 NAPA VALLEY
✓ A powerful partnership between childhood friends, Carlo Trinchero and Josh Phelps, represents the next generation in winemaking. The two have already been featured on Forbes.com list of 30 under 30, as well as the Today’s Show and Sunset Magazine.
✓ Their 2011 version of TAKEN PROPRIETARY RED earned a spot on the coveted Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2014 list. With another ideal growing season of the 2013 vintage, this 2013 rendition of TAKEN will undoubtedly become a top-contender for value-based yet high-quality Cabernet blends from Napa Valley.
✓ An impressive combination of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot sourced from top vineyards around Napa Valley, the 2013 is remarkably smooth, yet intense and sophisticated.
Reg. $39, Now $34.99
“Dark garnet red with purple hue; Intense aromas of ripe blackberries and blueberries, crushed graphite and earthy notes, underlying deep tones of dark chocolate and espresso with hints of vanilla and toasty French oak; This is a smooth and opulent Napa Valley wine that bursts from the glass with blackberries, chocolate, plum, cassis and savory flavors as well. The wine is dense and structured and the finish lingers with notes of espresso and toasty oak. The softness of the Merlot adds a complexity and roundness to the mid-palate making for a great balance. The wine spent 16 months in 50% new French oak barrels…”
More About Taken Wine Company…
In just their sixth year of operation, Taken Wine Company has generated a significant buzz surrounding their exciting new blends.
Carlo Trinchero and Josh Phelps both come from prominent Napa Valley wine families and grew up in St. Helena. They obviously have the connections to acquire top-quality fruit, and they’ve rapidly built a strong following for their wines, which remain reasonably priced.