A blend of primarily cabernet, syrah and malbec, the 2011 Antonia offers rich, deep aromas of blueberry, black cherry, cocoa powder and mountain sage, followed by plush and creamy flavors of plum, espresso bean and grilled steak, followed by soft tannins and a touch of smoke.
The historic vineyard at Bartholomew Park was rehabilitated in the 1940’s by famed journalist Frank Bartholomew and his wife Antonia. While her husband traveled the globe as a reporter, Antonia led the effort to restore the vineyard and dedicated her later years to preserving and perpetuating the beauty and history of this revered Estate property. This wine that bears her name is made in a food friendly, easy drinking, yet refined style that showcases the legacy that Antonia left for us all to enjoy.
Deep and darkly colored with intense aromas of warm blackberries, black cherry, mountain sage and cocoa that lead to concentrated flavors of plum and blueberries, silky chocolate mousse and a touch of fresh dark roasted coffee bean.
Aromas of citrus, lemon grass, ginger and honey suckle burst from the glass. The round and focused palate is accentuated with delicately woven layers of ruby grapefruit, kiwi, white peaches and orange zest followed by a bit of flinty minerality.