Our wines are made exclusively from 100% Napa Valley grapes grown in our small, family-owned vineyard located on the cooler end of the valley, between Napa and Yountville in the Oak Knoll district. The land is on the edge of an alluvial fan, with deep and somewhat rocky soils. The wines have a clean, fruity style clearly reflecting their origin. All of our wines are gently handcrafted and made in very small quantities. A combination of new and used French oak is used to subtly enhance structure, color, and flavors.
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
The wine was fermented in small bins and punched down by hand. It underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged in French Oak for 2 years. The wine is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Syrah, which was added to enhance mid-palate flavors and add complexity. The wine has flavors of blackberry, cassis and plum, with highlights of violets, olive and game. It has elegant balance with a deep, rich mid-palate, supple tannins and a long finish. 542 cases were produced.
It was whole cluster pressed, fermented in French Oak with wild and inoculated ferments, underwent malolactic fermentation, and aged sur lies for 1 year. The wine has flavors of ripe comice pear, with hints of lemon zest and toasted nuts. It is well-balanced, round and succulent. 912 cases were produced.
2008 Rose of Syrah
This handcrafted Napa Valley Rose was made exclusively from fruit grown in our small, family-owned vineyard. The wine began as a saignier of Syrah on the evening of crush. It then underwent a cool fermentation and was aged for 5 months in neutral French Oak barrels. It has fresh, juicy fruit flavors with strawberry and raspberry, and a hint of hibiscus and rose petals. The finish is crisp and clean, with lingering fruit. 194 cases were produced.
The wine was fermented in small bins and punched down by hand. Then it underwent malolactic fermentation and was barrel aged for 2 years. The wine is complex, with flavors of raspberry, plum, leather and spice. It is medium bodied, with soft tannins, bright acidity and a long finish. 981 cases were produced.
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