Named after the 249 wine lots that winemaker Georgetta Dane tasted to achieve a sophisticated intensity of flavor, Chloe 2012 Red No. 249 is a blend of classic grape varietals cultivated in prized vineyards in Californiaís North Coast. Georgetta earned her masterís degree in Romania and later worked for Kendall Jackson, where she honed her enological skills. Today, she is the winemaker for the Chloe Wine Collection, where she marries her old world European roots with contemporary American winemaking. Red Blend No. 249 is a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Petite Verdot. The wine shows deep layers of expressive, dark fruits, notes of rich espresso and spice on the palate. A full, luxurious mouth feel from soft, integrated tannins imparted by aging in new and used French and American oak.