2016 axr Fab 4
The AXR dream was started when four friends were sitting around a table, doing what you do with a glass of Napa Cabernet in your hand… share, dream, laugh, and occasionally sip! The room was filled with an intense passion for wine and a good story: this is where AXR was born and the journey was created. The FAB 4, as we call them, are our three founders: Kelly Trevethan, Mark Schratz and Don Van Laeken, as well as our Consulting Winemaker, Jean Hoefliger.
The FAB4 is a unique field blend we will make every year that brings together characters that yield passion, humor, care and integrity with the goal of bringing a smile to your face – just like our FAB4. The 2016 FAB 4 blend is: 80% Petite Sirah, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Zinfandel with 47 cases produced.
On the nose: beautiful balance with tobacco and waffle, fruits like macerated elderberries with touches of licorice, anis, sawdust, black truffle and crushed rocks
On the palate: beautiful fresh entrance evolving on a granular tannic frame with touches of cherry and red currant, lingering on fern, peaches and drupes.