Smuggler, Maverick, charismatic, crazy-ass son of a bitch…. They’re all names that John’s been called for the risks he’s taken and the boundaries he’s pushed to bring Caldwell Vineyard to the height of winemaking. Each year we craft this wine as homage. It’s also the namesake for the Napa Valley Film Festival’s Caldwell Maverick award which has thus-far been handed to Will Ferrell, Mathew McConaughey, Billy Bob Thornton. Made for drinking, it pairs as well with sophisticated wine dinners as it does with covert backroom deals. Decidedly meaty and more definitively masculine it’s full of mocha, coffee, spice and heaps of ripe, red, decadent fruit from the blend of our estate Cab and Syrah.