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2018 Foundation Black Box (3 Pack)  - Vineyard 36
2018 Foundation Black Box (3 Pack)  - Vineyard 36

2018 Foundation Black Box (3 Pack)


This 3 Pack offering includes a Right Bank Bordeaux inspired wine with a merlot base and a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon.


This blend produces a merlot of extraordinary density, with rich, chewy tannins. Holding the promise of a long evolution in bottle. It is balanced, juicy and approachable. Foundation is aged in 40% new thin staved 22mm tight grain French oak Taransaud barrels.


Our merlot vineyard provides small berries and clusters, which produce highly aromatic and well-structured fruit, perfect for our intentions. This matched with the lean soils help to produce intense, age-worthy wine with a complex fruit and mineral layer.

Right Bank Bordeaux: In combination, Pomerol and Saint Emilion have roughly 6,369 hectares planted with grapevines, the entire area known as the Right Bank is much larger and more diverse. While all Bordeaux wines are blends, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are the dominant grape varieties produced in the Right Bank which is the source of our inspiration in Foundation.

  • Blend80% Merlot; 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • WinemakerKeith Emerson
  • RegionOak Knoll
  • Sub-RegionHowell Mountain
  • AppellationNapa Valley
  • VineyardLas Amigas and Candlestick Ridge