Derenoncourt California

2009 Napa Valley Terres Mêlées

Inspired by the famous wines of St. Émilion where Stéphane built his career, this blend of Cab Franc, Merlot and Cabernet seasons the generosity of Atlas Peak with the intensity of Howell Mountain in one seamless experience. A complex bouquet of cherry compote, roses and chocolate lead to a layered palate of ripe red fruit, ground white pepper and fresh vanilla bean framed by chewy tannins and tangy acidity. Finishing long and rich with the essence of wildflowers and incense, the Terres Mêlées showcases harmony and depth crafted by a master vintner.

290 cases produced. Sold Out.

“The Terres Mêlées wraps around the palate with serious depth and richness...Plenty of the trademark textural polish. Expressive Cabernet Franc aromatics add lift and a measure of elegance to this expressive, highly nuanced red. Mocha, espresso and sweet grilled herbs are some of notes that linger on the finish.“ – 93 points

–The Wine Advocate, Dec. 2012 (Antonio Galloni)