It may come as a surprise to most that this limited production Napa Valley Cabernet comes from the 7th largest winery in California, producer of over 10 million cases a year. It doesn't surprise us.
Bronco Wine Company was founded when Teresa Franzia planted wine grapes in the Central Valley over 100 years ago. The family emigrated from Italy seeking a better life in America, bringing their wine culture with them.
Their humble beginnings almost dictated that they produce wines for everyday consumption by everyday people. None of those "fancy" expensive wines for them. They were slowed down by Prohibition and two world wars, but finally were able to bring quality wines to the tables of their friends and family. Their slogan was "Make Friends with Franzia." Since then, they've made a lot of friends. We're certainly one of them.
Their success allowed them to expand to other areas like Sonoma, the Central Coast, Paso Robles and Napa, building several sustainable wineries along the way and creating dozens of brands with the same dedication to great value.
Napa isn't known for value, but that changed when Franzia arrived. They weren't particularly well received by their neighbors. Most of them didn't like Franzia making as good a wine at half their price. The rest of us did.
Here is classic, earth-driven Napa Cabernet loaded with cherry and blackberry fruit ready to take on beef Bourgogne or sausage lasagna.