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Crane Family Alison’s Cuvee 2015

Crane Family Alison’s Cuvee 2015

For more than twenty-five years, Crane Family Vineyards has been growing grapes and making wine in the Napa Valley.  Proprietor Tom Chiarella is the second generation of his family to manage the family’s estate hillside vineyard. Nestled on the instep of Mount Veeder, the Don Raffaele Estate enjoys a microclimate and terroir like the well-respected vineyards of the Pomerol region of Bordeaux, imparting intense and unique flavors to the grapes grown here. 2015 was another drought year in Napa Valley, resulting in small yields but very high-quality fruit. Fans of Napa Valley red blends will want to get their hands on this cuvée named for winemaker Alison Doran, one of the first female winemakers in California.  This Bordeaux-style blend is bold and powerful. 2014 received a 90-point rating from Wine Enthusiast.

Wine notes

Winery Crane Family Vineyards
Country USA
Region Napa Valley
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Melbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Category Red wines
Bottle size 0.75 L
Alcohol 14.5 %
Award Wine Enthusiast - 90 points
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  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Plum

The nose is elegant with aromas of cassis and blackberry jam with maple syrup and mocha. The palate is firm, with ripe, balanced blueberry, plum and cassis flavors.  Nice chocolate-covered tannins on the finish. This is a well-structured, easy-drinking wine.

  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Poultry
  • Veal

For more than twenty-five years, Crane Family Vineyards has been growing grapes and making wine in the Napa Valley.  Proprietor Tom Chiarella is the second generation of his family to manage the family’s estate hillside vineyard. Nestled on the instep of Mount Veeder, the Don Raffaele Estate enjoys a microclimate and terroir like the well-respected vineyards of the Pomerol region of Bordeaux, imparting intense and unique flavors to the grapes grown here. 2015 was another drought year in Napa Valley, resulting in small yields but very high-quality fruit. Fans of Napa Valley red blends will want to get their hands on this cuvée named for winemaker Alison Doran, one of the first female winemakers in California.  This Bordeaux-style blend is bold and powerful. 2014 received a 90-point rating from Wine Enthusiast.

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