Neyers Left Bank Red Wine 2019, Napa Valley, California

The 35-acre parcel in Conn Valley is now both home to Neyers, but also the principal vineyard. The ranch is ideal for both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The ranch was a slightly distorted rectangle straddling Conn Creek, and the portion on the left bank of the creek where the gravel deposit was deepest was 400 feet elevation, the lowest on the property. “We have since added 10 acres of land to the ranch, and planted vines up to the topmost parcel, an elevation of 1100 feet.” The parcels sitting on the left bank of Conn Creek were planted equally to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and kept separate After more than a decade of making wine from those grapes, we realized that the ideal wine was a blend of the two. This produced a wine that no longer qualified for the use of a varietal name, so we began to refer to it simply as Left Bank Red. The 2019 Left Bank Red has that familiar old-world, wild berry charm, and pairs it with attractive elements of cherry, cedar, and minerality. I liken it to a fine red from Bordeaux’s left bank.” – Bruce Neyers