Rutherford Wine Company, a family owned wine company based in Napa Valley, has launched Two Range Red Wine.
This full-bodied red blend pays homage to Napa Valley’s location between the Vaca and Mayacamas mountain ranges, the company says, and reflects the depth and character of wines from this wine-grape-growing region.
The wine’s suggested retail price is $25 per 750-ml. bottle. Two Range Red Wine is a blend of Petite Sirah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. It’s aged in French oak, and is 13.5% ABV.
“My goal with Two Range Red Wine was to create a complex wine with the aromatic spice notes, red fruit aromas and dark chocolate flavors characteristic of this famous valley,” said Rutherford Wine Company General Manager Morgan Zaninovich, in a press release. “We hand selected lots from a rich array of outstanding fruit, and crafted a delicious and complex blend that captures the essence of Napa.”
Two Range Red Wine joins a fast-moving category of $20+ red blends that has outpaced the category, the company says, experiencing growth of 36% over last year. Now ranked as the third largest wine category by volume and value, red blends account for more than $900 million in retail sales. (Source: Nielsen)
“Today, the American wine consumer is looking to trade up without breaking the bank,” Zaninovich added. “As a result, you’re seeing the over $20 segment, especially in the red blend category, take off.”