BRAND Napa Valley produces three red wines-BRAND Cabernet Sauvignon, BRAND Proprietary Blend, and BRAND "Brio" Red Wine. Director of Winemaking Philippe Melka has been involved in BRAND from its inception and is engaged in all aspects of farming and winemaking. Winemaker Matt Johnson, who works closely with Philippe, cultivates and creates BRAND wines that express the distinctive beauty of this estate.
brand cabernet sauvignon
This flagship wine is the highest expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate on Pritchard Hill. Featuring our best barrels, it is crafted to reflect the power, opulence and distinctive characteristics of the vineyard. As grapes approach maturity, we monitor the vineyard blocks closely and pick only the fruit with deep flavor and ripe tannins. After aging for 22 months in French oak, the Cabernet Sauvignon is bottled unfined and unfiltered. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is best enjoyed with decanting while young and will reward patient cellaring, revealing more and more layers over time.
brand proprietary blend
Our hallmark wine from estate Vineyard N°92 on Pritchard Hill balances beauty and finesse with intensity and structure. The grapes were meticulously sorted and minimally handled to preserve the aromatic elegance of Cabernet Franc. Select barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon add energy and lift to the blend. Aged in French oak barrels for 22 months, the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. The wine is delicious now and has the structure to age gracefully for many years to come.
brio red wine
From Vineyard N °95 located near the winery at 1200 feet above sea level, BRIO is a vibrant Bordeaux-style blend. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon provides a dense core of red fruit with 30% Cabernet Franc adding aromatic grace notes and 5% Petit Verdot contributing depth to the wine. The Brand Napa Valley BRIO Red Blend was aged for 20 months in French oak barrels and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Expressive and approachable, this wine displays dazzling notes of black cherry, cocoa powder and cardamom now and will reveal additional nuances with further aging.