A touch of Grenache highlights notes of wild red fruits and a hint of cardamom and spice. The 2013 Three Peaks strikes a harmonious blend of savory notes and beautiful fruit. Green tobacco leaf, hints of mint and bacon fat are enveloped by black cherry, baked raspberry and cocoa nib mingle on the nose. Equally layered on the palate, all of these elements emerge slowly as the wine opens to a ample mid-palate and generous finish.
-My family has been in the wine business for nearly a century, since my great grandfather, Clarence Dillon, acquired Chateau Haut-Brion in 1935 and our family company, Domaine Clarence Dillon, subsequently purchased Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion in 1983. I gained an early exposure, appreciation, and genuine interest in wine from my family. Eventually, I was inspired to produce my own boutique label in Napa Valley—Carte Blanche.