Paoletti Estates Piccolo Cru Red Blend Napa 2018
Paoletti Estates focuses on both Italian varieties and Bordeaux varieties, with its first release in 1994. The Piccolo Cru is a blend using five Bordeaux grapes from their estate: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. Bright fruit and ripe cherries with a medium amount of oak barrel aging shows on both the nose and the palate. This balanced blend drinks well on its own due to its fruity nature, but it will work well with food too.