Metal Bender Red Blend 2021
The Metal Bender line of wines are named in honor of
the Stringer Family’s manufacturing business in Wisconsin. The
business stamps, machines and fabricates metal into components used in
industries throughout America. They are “Metal Benders”
69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Syrah 14% Petite Sirah
14 Months in 42% new French Oak barrels
The 2021 Metal Bender Red Blend come from 9 different vineyards situated all throughout Napa Valley. From Calistoga to Carneros and Oakville to Atlas Peak, nearly all the sub-AVAs of Napa are included. These are all the same fruit sources used in our higher end bottlings.
The 2021 Metal Blender Red blend is as a barrel selection of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and a few Syrah and Petite Sirah barrels added for color, mouthfeel and structure. The wine spent an average of 21 days on its skins before pressing.
The 2021 Metal Bender Red Blend pours a nearly opaque purple with a just visible crimson edge. The Cabernet Sauvignon heavy blend has an explosive nose of graphite, bing cherry and perfumed violet, no doubt from the Syrah in the blend. It’s slick and silky and packed with pure red fruit flavors. The tannins are fine grained but add enough structure to age effortlessly for years to come.
pH: 3.72 TA: 6.2 Alc: 14.7%