Carter Cellars A & J Carter Proprietary

Tasting Notes

The inaugural vintage for the Carter Proprietary red wine is a massive effort. The grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon from the best vines selected by our winemaking team from our pristine Vineyard sources, were co-fermented with some whole clusters- the final amount of wine making barely a single barrel. The nose is explosive with a rush of cassis, mocha and violets. The dark fruits follow through on the palate with a light note of cigar tobacco and framed by firm tannins from the intensely flavored grapes and light touch of new French Oak.

"Well-balanced, smooth and rich. Medium-weight, with ripe plum, black cherry and currant notes that are focused and supple..."

~ Wine Spectator

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The Vineyards

Explore the varied Napa vineyards of Carter Cellar's handcrafted wines, from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard to the Truchard.



May 30 - June 2, 2013 Barrel tasting, parties, live auctions & dinner