Kevin Boyer, Tom Steffanci and Roma Obracaj (soon to be Steffanci) are the trio behind Napa Valley wine labels BOYANCI and InSpire. The team has just released its inaugural (2010) 100% Napa Valley Cabernet Franc, sourced from the Stagecoach Vineyard and made by celebrated winemaker Mia Klein.
The wine is called InSpire ROMAnce -- and you can bet there's a romantic story behind it. Tom created this wine because Cabernet Franc is Roma's favorite varietal . . . . and he used it to propose to her last March. "After a few glasses, she accepted," says Tom. The wedding is scheduled for (when else?) this June.
Mia Klein characterizes the wine as "weighty on the palate, with initial flavors of blackberry giving way to savory stew and toasted vanilla." Klein adds that ROMAnce "pairs best with someone sweet." But Tom already knew that . . .
Only 70 cases were made. Suggested retail price is $60. To order in time for Valentine's Day, to to www.boyanciwine.com.