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Eagles Trace

Eagles Trace All great wines have a sense of place. The French call it terroir - the site, the soil and the climate. The grapes we have been growing here in Conn Valley for over 20 years consistently produce wines with a sense of place . Eagles Trace Eagles Trace is an extension of the passion I developed for winemaking over more than 35 years, first as a home winemaker and later after studying grape growing and winemaking in the early 1980's at the University of California at Davis. The name refers to two significant historical themes of the United States. The Eagle became the official National emblem in 1782 when the great seal of the United States was adopted and signified the new country's freedom, strength, and expansion into the future. As the early pioneers expanded westward through the Appalachian Mountains, they found a "trace" or wilderness path through the mountains. Not unlike those early Americans, I set about on a wilderness path to find the way to create one of the world's great wines.


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680 Rossi Road, St. Helena, CA, US, 94574 Email:
Phone: 707-963-4412 Web:
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  Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon displays a classic dark ruby color with a bouquet of cream de cassis, leather, all spice, cigar box, and black peppercorns. The taste is plum, cherry, blackberry, and cassis with fine ripe tannins. Given an hour of aeration the wine fairly explodes with flavor. It will easily live for 20 years.
  Estate Grown Merlot Napa Valley
This Merlot is a blend of 75% Merlot with 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, giving the wine a “strong backbone,” along with 12.5% Cabernet Franc for spice. The wine displays a dense dark ruby color with aromas of complex ripe black currants, chocolate, and spice with floral notes. In the mouth the wine reveals flavors of blackberries, spice, minerals, mocha, with round ripe tannins. The wine will continue to develop for years and live for 15 years or more.


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