2013 Singer Cellars Rhapsody Napa Valley Red Blend
68% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fruit-forward, smooth and balanced, Singer Cellars wines are Bordeaux varietals and blends produced from Napa Valley grapes.
We practice the old-world winemaking method of bâtonnage, or stirring the lees. This process enhances the wine’s structure, gives it extra body, increases the aromatic complexity, and provides a velvety rich mouthfeel.
Each wine ages for up to 20 months in French oak barrels. Between 30% is new oak, with the balance in used French oak barrels. Drinkable upon release, our wines benefit from additional cellar aging, which allows the wine’s complexities to develop and reveal themselves.
The Cabernet Franc and Merlot for The Rhapsody are fermented and aged separately. Then, before bottling, we conducted a series of blending trials to achieve just the right balance and flavors in the finished wine. The synergy of these two varietals truly reflects why we pay homage to our inspiration, the famous French elixir—Cheval Blanc. Á la vôtre!
Refined aromatics of dark berries, dusty cherry, and forrest floor lead into harmonious flavors. From the smooth, luscious entry to the long lingering finish, this is one Rhapsody you’ll be sure to love. A fresh cherry core woven with a subtle cedar essence starts and finishes the wine. Fine-grained tannins and vanilla-laced oak quietly provide the framework, while traces of blueberry and orange peel add interest and depth. This easy-sipping wine offers the elegance of a classic composition with the playfulness of a great rhapsody.
Enjoy pairing it with chicken cacciatore, grilled pork tenderloin with a berry sauce, or a mushroom ragout over creamy polenta.
Singer Cellars showcases Barry Singer’s passion for classic Bordeaux varietal blends. In 2004 Barry pursued a lifelong dream and began making wine. Fast-forward to today, and Singer Cellars is garnering awards and recognition for his silky, accessible yet robust red wines.
composition appellation aging alcohol harvest bottled released cases produced
68% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon | Carneros, Napa | 20 months in French oak barrels, 30% new oak | 14.6% | October 10, 2013 July 22, 2015 | Fall 2015 | 88 Cases
SRP: $40 Bottle / $480 Case
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