Vita Nova Wines
These wines reflect the red varietals of Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot.
Jim Clendenen has a creative, curious mind and that means he likes to explore outside the confines of the Burgundian world. Vita Nova is his brand for Bordeaux varieties. From Bien Nacido Vineyard, our Merlot has deep berry fruit with hints of dried herbs. Twenty months in barrel have reigned in the tannins.
A deep, full flavored Cabernet with berry and spice notes. Vita Nova is a label we use for Bordeaux varietals. There are microclimates within vineyards in Santa Barbara County that have the right conditions to create rich but supple Cabernets of density, character, and are fruit forward.