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.
Winery Notes: “The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is a pure representation of our California style. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musqué grapes, this is a balanced wine that’s been slowly fermented at cool temperatures and then aged on the lees to create a rich texture. Enjoy the refreshing floral nose of pink grapefruit, tropical fruit, tart citrus, lemongrass and tangerine peel before taking a sip. These honey, white peach, nectarine, Meyer lemon, sweet lime and stone palate with a rounder body, allowing enjoyment throughout the year.”
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.
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