Venge Scout's Honor Red Blend
This delicious red blend honors the winemaker's late and beloved Labrador Retriever, Scout. Based on a tradition of producing a full bodied and delicious red wine, Venge Vineyards starts with a base of old-vine Zinfandel and builds upon that with dry-farmed Petite Sirah, old-vine Charbono, and finish with mountain vineyard Syrah. A seamless balance and mouth coating deliciousness lead to a wine that is quite pleasing to the senses. The result is an unpretentious red wine that is ready to open and enjoy upon release but cellared correctly it will age for 7 to 10 years.
Region: Napa Valley
Varietal: 63% Zinfandel, 16% Charbono, 12% Petite Sirah, 9% Syrah
Meet the Maker
Venge Vineyards is owned by talented winemaker Kirk Venge. Kirk was born in Rutherford, Napa Valley and like his father, winemaker Nils Venge, graduated from the University of California, Davis – in 1998 with a degree in Viticulture and Enology. In addition to winemaking at Venge Vineyards, Kirk is also a highly sought-after consulting winemaker working with several premium Napa Valley based producers.
The Venge’s roots in the wine industry date back to the 1950s when Kirk’s grandfather established Vencom Imports in Los Angeles, a wine and spirits importing company which specialized in Western European wines and spirits. Nils is also an accomplished winemaker – he is well known in the winemaking world for his numerous accolades including producing the first 100 point rated Cabernet Sauvignon awarded by wine writer Robert Parker for the 1985 Groth Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Nils also owns and operates Saddleback Cellars in Oakville and is a partner in Envy Winery near Calistoga. The family-owned vineyards at Saddleback Cellars produce some of the grapes for Venge Vineyards’ own wines.
The winery is located a very short drive south of Calistoga and sits well back from the Silverado Trail accessed by a gated narrow paved road. The property is nestled against the edge of the jagged Palisades (prominent stone outcroppings in this part of the Vaca mountain range). This is a lesser traveled part of Napa Valley, feeling far removed from the busy “wine strip” along Highway 29 south of St. Helena.
There are the only 14 states (plus D.C.) that allow wine to be shipped to consumers from out-of-state retailers.
WINE SHIPS ONLY TO THE FOLLOWING STATES: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Wyoming.