Release Date

Fall 2024

Vineyard Location

Lake County – Big Valley, California

Varietal Composition


93% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol = 15.0%

pH = 3.85

TA = 5.8

Winemakers Notes

Our 2022 Righteous is a wine that was produced with the

Right Bank Bordeaux style in mind. This wine is a Merlot

dominant blend and showcases the rich elegance of one of

our favorite varietals.

The Merlot grapes are from the Hanson Ridge Vineyard

while the Cabernet Franc grapes were chosen from the

Steele Vineyard located north of Napa in Lake County.

Each of these vineyards is expertly farmed using

sustainable farming practices.

The grapes were fermented separately in small lots at cool

temperatures. This cooler method creates a longer

fermentation that accentuates the fruit flavors while

adding complexity. To avoid extraction of harsh tannins,

no pumps were used until after the wine was pressed off

the skins. The bins were hand-punched daily and gently


Harvest Date: 9/28/2022 Cabernet Franc, the Merlot


Cases produced: 56

Bottled May 15th, 2024

Tasting Notes

The 2022 Wandering Cellars Righteous is a red blend that

boasts rich fruit flavors and a soft, smooth mouth feel with

lower tannins and acidity. It presents a powerful, beautiful

nose with delightful notes of vanilla and caramel. The wine

opens with an exotic blend of dark plum, black cherry,

black currant, and hints of herbs and warm spices. On the

palate, blackberries and cherries tease the senses before

unfolding into a broad, mouth-filling experience

characterized by soft tannings, elegance, and focused on

progression from start to the long, lingering finish.

This wine is balanced and can age gracefully for a decade,

though it can also be enjoyed now with decanting

recommended before drinking.



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