Two Old Dogs is owned by former Major Leaguers Chris Iannetta and Vernon Well. While teammates at the LA Angeles, they were both injured and rehabbing together – they discovered the Napa Valley, their love for wine and the rest is history. Add ace-winemaker Julian Fayard and you have the making of a fun Napa Venture.
Winemaker Notes: “The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts incredible aromatics with a very forward nose bringing fresh ripe red fruits, with a backbone of dark spices, from the 100% new French oak. towards darker and denser fruit extractions. The deep purple color at every swirl. with luscious black raspberry, blueberry, minerals, dense black cherries and ripe plums. Experience a wonderful bright freshness from this fruit-forward offering, showing a good acid balance and soft tannins with a full body and good weight in the mouth. Perfect for drinking now or saving for a special celebration in the next 10 years.
The Winemaker: With more than two decades of winemaking expertise, Julien Fayard is one of Napa Valley’s most respected winemakers producing California varietals with French finesse. He believes in producing wines with an identity, exploiting what makes each one unique. Julien’s wines are a pure expression of their terroir, highlighting the specificities and characteristics of the fruit, vineyard management, soil and climate. He has a track record of building brands both in terms of quality and market presence. Originally from France, Julien began his career as a winemaker producing quality rosé at his family’s winery in Provence. In Bordeaux he worked at Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Laffite before relocating to Napa Valley. In Napa, he was Philippe Melka’s director of winemaking for a few years before launching his own projects.