Steady State Red Wine is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. Put this in your Cabernet Sauvignon section as the dark fruit flavors and the chewy texture point to Napa’s “King Grape” in style. Smell and taste black cherries, blueberries, some mint, vanilla bean and cocoa. I call this a “generous” wine as it shows everything its got. Still, it has just enough restraint (i.e. not sweet nor jammy) with acidity and tannins to support the wine.
Collusion is one of the wines owned/made by Grounded Wine Co in Napa Valley. Created in 2017 by Josh Phelps, who runs the business and makes the wine with the help of his friends (particularly his dad, renowned Napa winemaker Chris Phelps). Current production of all 3 wines under the Grounded umbrella are less than 5,000 cases. I expect this to multiply like rabbits in the next few years.