Nomad is a fascinating blend of red wines from four varieties coming from three vineyards in two areas. The wine was produced by a young California winemaker, Jessica Tomei. Jessica, originally a pre-med student, became interested in wine after a year in Spain. Returning to California she entered Davis Viticulture and Enology program. She worked her first harvest in California in 2000; then at Antinori in Italy in 2001; Mondavi 2002; and from 2003 to 2006 worked in Chile, managing 100 hectares of vineyard. 2004 was the first vintage of Nomad, this blended wine made by winemakers living without a home in Chile.
The blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carmenere, and Merlot coming from Chile’s Rapel and Isla de Maipo from vineyards in Cachapoal, Requinua, and Alto Cachapoal. Nomad is a deep colored wine with distinctive Carmenere scent, medium full body with juicy acidity and ripe flavor, textured by nicely tamed tannins. A wine for drinking now, it will take some bottle age, but since it is delicious now, why not take advantage of its deliciousness. 2,000 cases produced.