2016 Madelyn Cabernet
Madelyn Cabernet has a rich, elegant style that expresses an enticing spiciness with a bit more polish to its silky texture, balance and finish. Blending rich, Cabernet Sauvignon as its foundation, then enhancing and spicing things up with a small add of Petite Sirah. Complementing amounts of Merlot to thread in the gentle, silky finesse, plus a small amount of Malbec to bring in the spicy exotic flavors, finished with a touch of Petite Verdot to tie it all in. A very approachable Cabernet with plenty of yumminess too.
NAME2016 Madelyn Cabernet
VARIETALCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Petite Sirah
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUSA
REGIONNapa Valley, California
ABOUT THE WINERY
Growing up on a ranch, Michael Trujillo worked acres of hay, barley and vegetables along with sheep and cattle on land tethered to his family for generations. His grandparents were early century homesteaders of Spanish descent who settled in the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado, where they raised their children in a rich, agricultural life. From a young age, Michael learned the value and reward of work- ing the land: “I feel like I’ve always been in motion, branding cows and driving hay trucks since the age of four. Ranch work taught me old-time craft skills, the love of tinkering with farm equipment and how to grow crops in uncertain weather, all of which prepared me for cultivating grapes and the process of winemaking.”
When Michael launched Trujillo Wines, the inaugural 2011 vintage sold out quickly, inspiring him to create a second label showcasing varietal blends. Named in honor of his daughter, Sophia Madelyn, these wines are approachable upon release. Trujillo’s quaint, award-winning (and dog-friendly!) tasting room is located in the heart of St. Helena. Visitors have the chance to taste a range of exclusive wines from a white wine blend to limited production vineyard designate wines and reserve Cabernets. Michael recently resigned as the Director of Winemaking and President of Sequoia Grove Winery to put all his focus to Trujillo Wines and family. His wines consistently earn praise and winemaking medals, and have developed an enthusiastic following.