Morgaen Lee – Yountville
Picture yourself enjoying a chilled glass of this crisp wine as you relax on the patio. The balanced acidity plays off of apple on the nose with hints of stone fruit–nectarine, peach, and apricot. Delightful!
This is one of the best Chardonnay sites in Northern California. Coastal influences contribute to a great fruit, acid, and mineral balance. Medium weight, the fruit lends notes of apple and pear, which commingle with hints of nuts and toast from the new French oak.
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma Stage – Sonoma Coast
This gorgeous Blanc de Noirs has a delicate salmon color. Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, dark cherry, currant, and strawberry dominate both aroma and flavor, with hints of cassis and blackberry. The red fruit flavors build mid-palate and finish with a soft, lingering, creamy texture.
Beatty Ranch – Howell Mountain
Old vines on Howell Mountain produced this polished, medium-bodied Zin. Notes of blackberries, spice, and cracked pepper combine with a hint of vanilla bean for a richness and intensity that lingers through the smooth finish.
Teldeschi – Dry Creek Valley
After a moderately cool growing season, our grapes produced a substantial wine, typical of this Sonoma valley that is prime Zin territory. This vintage has robust dark fruit balanced with a little mocha and hints of spice.
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
A silver lining to the California drought is the great Cabs that were produced from the 2013 harvest. Our ’13 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant and balanced with refined tannins. The palate boasts plenty of blue fruit with black currant and a hint of vanilla.
Rafael – Oak Knoll
Reminiscent of an Old World Bordeaux, our 2011 is a complex, medium-bodied wine that’s balanced, yet lively. The red and black fruits mix with notes of cherry, berry, and red currant. With hints of vanilla mocha from the barrel, it’s a great all-around wine.
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
River Run – St. Helena and Broken Rock – Napa Valley
We blended the red fruit-driven grapes of River Run (same as 2008!) with the deep purple, black fruit-dominated grapes from Broken Rock to produce this deep, rich Cab. It’s aged nicely and is ready to drink now.
The overall quality of the 2015 vintage was superb across the Napa Valley, but the Rutherford and Oakville stood out above the rest. They both hold so much promise that we decided to produce each of them. Here’s a preview of these two outstanding Cabs:
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Ponti Road – Rutherford
This vineyard, managed by premiere winemaker Steve Matthiasson, features inky black fruit with refined tannins. Fans of our 2012 Rutherford will not be disappointed!
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Six Acre – Oakville
The Oakville’s characteristic blend of lush red and black fruit combines with a great balance of acidity to tannins. We are so pleased with the ’13 Oakville CS that we could not pass on the fabulous ’15 vintage.