Maverick Ranches embodies the pioneering spirit of founder Donald Hess who sought out spectacular vineyards on the unexplored frontiers of Napa Valley, driven by the desire to produce exceptional wines of distinction.
Maverick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Concentrated upon entry, this wine delivers luxurious notes of black currant, plum and black cherry. Finely grained tannins provide a round, balanced mouthfeel. The layers of juicy black fruit lead to elements of dark chocolate supported by a subtle vanilla oak spice that adds to the complexity of the wine and shows its finesse on the long, lingering finish.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Malbec
Cooperage: 20 months in barrel, 27% New American Oak
Maverick Ranch Chardonnay 2019
This wine is rich, yet balanced, delivering everything Napa Valley is famed for in Chardonnay. On the nose, aromas of vanilla, crème brûlée and delicious stone fruit lead to a palate filled with peach, Asian pear and well-integrated oak on a long, smooth finish.
Cooperage: 100% Malolactic fermentation, 9 months in 30% New American Oak
Maverick Ranch Pinot Noir 2019
On the nose, this Pinot Noir engages the senses, full of bright red fruit aromas woven together with notes of cinnamon and sandalwood. Beautifully structured and lush, the palate is loaded with layers of red fruit, sandalwood and savory notes that surround silky tannins through the long, silky finish.
Cooperage: Aged 9 months in 33% New French Oak