Typesetter is a powerful Cabernet Sauvignon produced from Vinum Cellars and named after Joseph Otto Molz, the owner of Vinum Cellars' grandfather. His grandfather was a hard-working lithographer, typesetter and printer.
Typesetter in Napa Valley AVA, one of the most important wine producing regions of the world. Setting aside the production of high quality premium wines, Napa Valley has developed an incredible wine tourism business, including the Napa Valley Wine Train and the Napa Valley Wine Trolley: two typical ways to explore as many wineries as possible in the Napa Valley area. The region is the ideal destination for both wine lovers and novice wine drinkers because it has the ability to entertain the visitors and, at the same time, educate them about all the wines produced.
Typesetter is produced in Calistoga, which sits in the northern part of the Napa Valley. Here, the climate tends to be hot throughout the day with high diurnal range and foggy mornings. These climatic characteristics allow an even ripening of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown. Typesetter is produced from four different blocks located on a steep slope in Calistoga. The grapes ripen fully, producing a concentrated wine that has a powerful dark ruby color with dark fruit and spice aromas. The grapes are all hand-picked and 50% of the wine is matured in new French Oak barrels for twenty months.
The aim of the producer was to create a wine similar to the ink used by his grandfather and he managed to do that in an incredible way: Typesetter has powerful aromas of dried plum, blueberries, dark cherries and cloves, all combined with tobacco and leather notes. It has powerful tannins and high acidity that enhances the fruity aromas on the palate which ends with balsamic notes.
This should be a $100 wine, but you will find it on www.inthecru.com for only $35 thanks to the ability of the winemaker to efficiently manage all the processes in the winery, releasing on the market a competitive high quality red wine that can be drunk as an everyday consumption and on a special occasion.
For all these reasons, this wine perfectly pairs with grilled meat cooked on the BBQ with friends in the backyard. This wine has a powerful structure that can easily counterbalance the fattiness of the grilled meat. Buying a couple of bottles and putting them on the table is the best choice to create the perfect atmosphere, ensuring that all your friends will enjoy the party.
Typesetter is versatile, so it could also be used for an elegant romantic dinner with your partner. In fact, this wine also pairs well with chocolate: the powerful dark fruit flavor of the wine will complement the bitter taste of the chocolate.
No matter what can of night you are planning, Typesetter will surely not disappoint!