The Protege logo is a modern looking version of a knot. The perfect representation of everything coming together. From the business partnership of owners Ryan Darrall and Matt Torres, the blend of the varietals in the wine itself, and the process from viticulture to winemaking. Says Torres, "With both of us coming from wine backgrounds, Protege is a brand that truly reflects where we come from, and the pursuit of our own legacy in this industry."
Approachable yet serious. Protege 2015 Napa Valley Red Wine has a bright aroma and the fruit to attract the novice wine drinker, but also the balance and full body to satisfy an experienced connoisseur. This wine offers an enticing bouquet of vibrant blackberry, vanilla, and eucalyptus. The palate is a mouth coating, extracted dark fruit flavor with a hint of smokiness. 18 months aging in French Oak makes for a smooth finish and soft, chalky tannins.