Almost 50 years ago, Lupe Maldonado moved to California from Atacheo, a small farming community in Michoacan, Mexico. In 1971 Lupe was working for Sterling Vineyards when Peter Newton offered Lupe the opportunity to join him in the creation of a new winery in the Spring Mountain District of St. Helena. Lupe’s dedication and hard work were beginning to pay off; he was named vineyard manager for Newton Vineyard. With Newton, Lupe found a home where he proudly dedicated all his energy for over thirty years. His son Hugo succeeded him in 1999. Lupe began devoting his three decades of viticulture wisdom to his own grapes. He bought a 10-acre piece of land in the Napa Valley. Today Lupe lives in the midst of the vines that he planted and tends to. Lupe and his son Hugo, a graduate in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California in Davis, and their families are partners in the project.
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This is the first release of this wine. It has a dark, black cherry hue with touches of ruby and hints of purple on the rim. Intense aromas of cassis with promises of blueberries, plumbs, violets, cocoa powder and geraniums are intermingled in this wonderful bouquet. This full bodied wine has a soft but fresh entrance evolving on silky tannins. You’ll encounter touches of blueberries and red cherries. The wine is well-balanced with a backbone of subtle acidity (great aging potential) with hints of chocolate infused plumbs, raspberry liquor with some basil and lavender notes. A testament to the almost perfect growing conditions of this Vintage. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Limited production of 376 cases!
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