Mergers in the wine world tend to mean one thing — that what goes into the bottles is about to start sucking.
Luckily, Californias Sequoia Grove is undergoing a decidedly different kind of merger. Theyre dropping one wine and making another a whole lot better.
Sequoia Grove President and Head Winemaker Michael Trujillo says hell stop making their high-end Rutherford Reserve Cabernet and will focus on making the winerys once-second-tier Napa Valley Cabernet better yet.
To this end, Trujillo says hes not only putting the cream of the reserve grapes into the Napa Valley wines, but is stepping up his wine making game as he aims to raise Napa Valley to the ranks of truly great Cabernets from California and around the globe.
Or as Trujillo puts it, Were going from junior varsity to varsity.