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Opici Family Distributing Offers New Napa Valley Wines

By November 26, 2021Connecticut, Top News

Opici Family Distributing of Connecticut added several Napa Valley wines to its offerings: Ovid’s Napa Valley Red Blend 2017 and Hexameter 2017, each from the critically acclaimed Pritchard Hill winery, and several from The Debate series, whose Napa vineyards include Artalade Vineyard, a portion of the Montanga Estate on Pritchard Hill, Sacrashe Vineyard in Rutherford and Sleeping Lady, Beckstoffer To Kalon and Stagecoach in Oakville. Created at an elevation of 1,500 feet on a secluded mountaintop, Ovid wines are created by Austin Peterson, the son of a winemaker and a native of Sonoma County, who has served as Ovid winemaker since 2010. Its four estate wines are sourced from organic 15-acre vineyards, planted in one-acre blocks with rootstock and clonal combinations of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Syrah. A small selection of Experiment wines is also released each year. Also new, The Debate, whose winemaking team of Jean Hoefliger and Rob McKay, create wines from vineyards situated in various parts of Napa, encouraging discussion and like its name, debate. Each three-pack includes three very different viewpoints of either Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc, from three different vineyards. Utilizing the same winemaking techniques on each varietal, these wines show the true diversity of terroir and a sense of time and place in Napa Valley.

 

 

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