97 points, Jeb Dunnuck94 points, Vinous92 points, James SucklingThis wine is a stunning deep purple color and opens with chocolate, cedar, violet, and black currant-wafting aromas. It is a wonderfully rich and full-bodied wine with concentrated dark fruit flavors, layered with notes of juicy raspberry, black cherry, and hints of vanilla bean. The finish is long, bright, and fragrant, perfectly balanced with silky tannins.
98 points, Jeb Dunnuck97 points, Wine Advocate94 points, VinousA beautiful deep purple color, this 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with wafting aromas of chocolate, sweet tobacco, spice cake and blackberry preserves. Full-bodied with rich and concentrated dark fruit flavors, this wine is layered with notes of juicy strawberry and raspberry and hints of oolong tea. Perfectly balanced with velvety tannins, the finish is long, fresh and fragrant.
The grapes for this 2019 Generations Chardonnay were harvested from two vineyards, one in Jameson Canyon and the other, which sits at 1,400 feet in elevation, is in the AtlasPeak appellation. The Jameson Canyon vineyard is planted on rolling hills with cooling winds from the nearby Pacific Ocean that provide a long, cool growing season enhancing the intensity of the Chardonnay flavors and maintaining bright, balanced acidity.Fresh grapefruit, mango and lemon tart notes spring from the glass of the Generations Chardonnay with hints of fresh ginger and almonds. Plush flavors of fig, apricot and tropical fruits spread across the creamy palate with a touch of nutmeg. The
91 points, Wine SpectatorAt the foot of Mount St. Helena, Calistogas warmer climate and volcanic soils produce wines of unmistakable character. With a southwestern exposure and deep, established roots that allow for the use of minimal irrigation, the vines produce berries that were crafted into a wine with excellent flavor, body and overall complexity.Our 2016 Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a bouquet of boysenberry, huckleberry and a note of soft spice. Plush flavors of fresh baked berry pie and allspice spread across the palate and are balanced by cocoa and a touch of vanilla. This is a structured wine with sweet tannins and a lovely finish - a true expression of Cabernet Sauvignon and its terroir.
93 points, Wine SpectatorOur Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from a single vineyard that sits high above the fog line at 2,000 feet. The vines are planted in shallow soils that are derived from volcanic and sedimentary rock.A deep garnet-purple in the glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon opens with notes of plum, red and black currants, cassis, cedar and dried herbs. Full-bodied with complex flavors of baking spice and dark fruit flavors are framed by firm, rugged mountain tannins. Textured and balanced, the finish is savory and long.
The grapes were harvested from two vineyards in the Howell Moutain appellation o of Cold Springs Road. Both are planted on volcanic ash soils and located only a half mile from each other.This 2018 Howell Moutain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with rich aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and baked plum. Notes of tobacco, bakers chocolate and earth are met with concentrated fruit flavors on the textured palate. Big, structured tannins lead to an outstanding and lengthy finish.
91 points, Wine SpectatorThe grapes for the Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from a single vineyard at the corner of Oakville cross road. This knoll-top vineyard is home to young vines that are expertly maintained and densely planted meter by meter for sun exposure and grape ripening maturity. The soil of this vineyard is Perkins Gravelly Loam soil which features weathered volcanic rock and alluvial sediments that create iron rich soil.Black cherry, warm black currants and stewed plums with notes of dried mint leap from the glass. Plush dark fruit flavors are met with a touch of bakers chocolate. Gentle on the palate with silky tannins, this is a balanced and elegant wine with warm earth notes on the finish.
92 points, Wine SpectatorThe grapes were harvested primarily from our Rutherford estate with a splash from another vineyard to really enhance the appellations characteristics. Fruit was selected from the older blocks that are planted in Pleasanton Loam soils.Charming aromas of blackberries, stewed plums, chocolate mint, tobacco, earth and spice emerge from the glass. This is a full-bodied wine with loads of black fruit preserves and crème de cassis. It has a good mid-palate depth and velvety tannins. The finish is balanced and lingers.
92 points, Wine SpectatorThe grapes for the Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from a single vineyard east of Silverado Trail and just South of Stags Leap winery. Due to the way this vineyard is planted, we harvest the morning side and the afternoon side of the vines separately so as to bring in each berry at the peak of ripeness. Intense fruit flavors and complex tannins best characterize wines from this vineyard.A deep garnet purple in color, vibrant aromas of red currants, mulberries and fresh black cherries spring from the glass. Crushed black currants, lavender and tapenade flavors are layered with blueberry and blackberry notes. This is a full-bodied wine with bold and seamless tannins. The finish is long with loads of freshness.
Grapes for the Rutherford Merlot are picked from one block on our Rutherford estate vineyard which is farmed according to Biodynamic® and organic principals. The vineyard is known for gravelly alluvial fan soils with good drainage, creating more intense flavors in the wine. The vines in this block were picked according to their location, which faces the morning sun and provides a cooler environment for the vines lending fully balanced wines with exceptional texture and characteristics of the terroir.This beautiful Merlot opens with luscious aromas of dark fruits complemented by hints of dark chocolate and spice. On the palate, rich flavors of blackberry, plum and espresso lead to a medium to full mouthfeel. This well-balanced wine features dusty yet structured tannins and a long, satisfying finish.
92 points, Wine SpectatorThe grapes for the St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from a single vineyard located on the West side of St. Helena. This vineyard is located on gravelly alluvial fan soil with excellent drainage, an essential component in high-quality fruit development. The vines are less vigorous in this area of the Napa Valley, producing smaller berries and lower yields, for more concentrated, intense wines with good tannin structure. The wine is produced to showcase the terroir and distinct flavor characteristics of our cherished vineyards.Deep garnet-purple in the glass, bright floral notes spring from the glass with blackcurrants and Asian spice. Bold and juicy flavors of raspberry and cherry are layered with chocolate. The mid-palate is beautifully textured with racy tannins and bright acidity. The finish is silky and lingers.
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck93 points, Wine Advocate93 points, James SucklingThe grapes in this blend were grown Biodynamically and organically to create a truly harmonious expression of our estate. The 1 ½ Acre opens with boasting aromas of blueberry and blackberry complimented by subtle oak spice. On the palate, this wine is dense yet balanced with fine tannins and intense flavors of boysenberry, tea leaves and a hint of cinnamon. The finish is long and juicy.
The 2015 Privé opens with purple fruit aromas of boysenberry, plum and candied violets. Flavors of marionberry and cocoa nib spread across the mid-palate in this dense and rich red blend. Well-balanced with structured tannins, the finish is long and lingering.
This 2018 Estate Collection Cabernet Sauvignon greets the nose with aromas of ripe black fruits, toasted oak and a touc of cigar box. Concentrated flavors of raspberry, blackberry and plum are layered with notes of bay leaf and bakers chocolate. Full-bodied with structured tannins and a supple mouthfeel, the finish is long and satisfying.
The Merlot grapes for our Estate Collection Napa Valley wine were harvested from two vineyards. The St. Helena fruit brings freshness and vibrancy to the wine while the fruit from Yountville adds texture. The Petit Verdot brings the two Merlot vineyards together to create a nicely balanced wine.A dark purple in the glass with dark fruit aromas and hints of mocha and baking spice. The soft and velvety palate has layers of black cherry, boysenberry, raspberry and a touch of vanilla bean. Balanced with structured and juicy tannins, this is a full-bodied wine with good acidity. The finish is long and lingers.
The grapes for our Estate Collection Napa Valley Chardonnay are grown in a single vineyard in south Napa. They were harvested from three blocks and are a combination of Dijon and Clone 4. The grapes spend afternoons in temperatures warmer than the valley floor, but the mornings and evenings are spent in fog with cool, marine breezes ultimately helping to evenly ripen the grapes. This area is ideal for producing Chardonnay with bright acidity and creamy, citrus flavors.Bright stone fruit flavors with a hint of violet and honeysuckle waft from the glass. Citrus flavors of lemon and lime compliment the peach and apricots notes with a lovely touch of honey and white pepper. The mouthfeel is creamy and nicely balanced and the finish is refreshing.
The grapes for our Estate Collection Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc were grown in our estate vineyard in Jameson Canyon. Two blocks were selected, both on gentle sloping hillsides to maximize sun exposure as this is a cooler climate. Afternoon temperatures are warmer than the valley floor, but the mornings and evenings are spent in fog with cool, marine breezes ultimately help to evenly ripen the grapes.This area is ideal for producing Sauvignon Blanc with crisp, clean mineral flavors with hints of melon.Our 2021 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc envelops you with fresh, bright aromas of lemon zest and orange blossom. The mouthfeel delights in flavors of grapefruit, lime, ripe melon and a hint of toasted almonds. The finish is lwell-integrated, lengthy and exotically refreshing.
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Our Small Lot Collection Malbec grapes come from our Rutherford Estate which is farmed organically and biodynamically. A small portion of Petit Verdot from St. Helena is blended in to provide more density and helps balance out the tannins of the Malbec.
The grapes for this Meritage are grown in the famed Napa Valley appellation across five vineyards. The Cabernet Sauvignon is grown on the hillsides surrounding Rutherford and produces nice, concentrated fruit. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc are from vineyards on the east side of St. Helena while the Malbec and Petit Verdot are both grown within the Rutherford AVA which has heavier soils and provides more structure to the wine.A dark purple in the glass, aromas of cherry, strawberry and mocha greet the nose with a touch of earthiness. This is a full-bodied wine with a weighted palate and raspberry, bakers chocolate, cassis and toasted oak flavors. Juicy tannins and balanced acidity are followed by a long, lingering finish.
Our Small Lot Collection Petite Sirah grapes are from our Biodynamic and organically grown Estate vineyard in Rutherford. The Petit Verdot is also from another grower within Rutherford. The Petite Sirah has intense tannins with a good grip and is blended with the Malbec and Petit Verdot to balance out the wine. After extended maceration, the wine was aged for 18 months in 44% new Seguin Moreau and Ermitage French oak barrels before bottling unfined and unfiltered.
Our Small Lot Collection Syrah grapes come from a single vineyard in the Oak Knoll AVA. The vines are planted to Fagan clay loam formed from shale and sandstone. The vineyard sits at 350 feet on a western facing hillside location which allows the Syrah to become ripe without over ripening.Small Lot Napa Valley Syrah is a beautiful dark ruby red color in the glass. Enticing aromas of dark fruits, hazelnut and a touch of oak waft from the glass. Bold flavors of baked plum, warm blueberry pie and baking spice coat the palate. The rich, well-rounded mouthfeel leads to a lingering finish.
Our 2017 Small Lot Zinfandel opens with aromas of fresh strawberry, raspberry and hints of delicate white flowers. This is a medium bodied wine with juicy flavors of blackberry, rhubarb, orange peel and a touch of nutmeg and cracked pepper. Integrated tannins and balanced acidity round out this well-structured wine. The finish is long and lingering.
The grapes for this Napa Valley Chardonnay come entirely from a single block in our estate vineyard in Jameson Canyon that is planted to the Dijon clone. Winds flow through Jameson Canyon, carrying in the cooling influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean and provide a long, cool growing season that enhances the intensity of the Chardonnay flavors. With no malolactic fermentation, 39% new French oak and 11 months of sur-lie aging, our Napa Valley Chardonnay is made in a style that focuses on the inherent qualities of this varietal.Welcoming aromas of honey, cardamom and jasmine spring from the glass in this 2019 Chardonnay. Flavors of toasted almonds mingle with allspice, white peach and green apple with a nuance of vanilla. This is a beautifully balanced wine with a creamy texture and mouthwatering finish.
The grapes for the 2020 Napa Valley White Meritage come from two distinct vineyards. The Sauvignon Blanc is from a single vineyard in Jameson Canyon while the Semillon is harvested from a vineyard grown in Yountville. The Semillon lends great density and creaminess to the wine.Floral notes of jasmin and orange blossom greet the nose with a touch of citrus zest. Flavors of melon, apricot and peach are complimented by toasted brioche. Crisp and refreshing on the palate, the finish is rounded out by a nice minerality.
This Rosé embraces you with alluring aromas of strawberry and fresh-cut roses. The palate Is light and refreshing with bright acidity and juicy flavors of raspberry, cherry, and melon. The finish is well-balanced, lengthy, and delightfully memorable.
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Our LVE French Rosé is a brilliant, pale pink color. It exudes fruitiness and elegance. The nose is aromatic with delicate notes of peach blossom, raspberry and apricot. Full on the palate, crisp light notes of fresh picked strawberry and white nectarine lead to an elegant and lengthy finish.Appellation: Languedoc RousillonVarietal: 45% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 20% CinsaultAlcohol: 13% by vol.Ageing: Stainless steel tankPlease Note: Shipping to CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, OH, RI, SD, UT, VA, WV is not permitted due to state laws.
The pink color of our LVE Rosé French Sparkling is reminiscent of a vineyard peach. With a fruity nose, blending notes of citrus and small red fruits, the bubbles are soft and pleasant. Its well-balanced with voluptuousness and hints of red currants and pomelos, complemented by a nice acidity on the finish.Please Note: Shipping to CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, OH, RI, SD, UT, VA, WV is not permitted due to state laws.
This 2016 Brut Blanc de Blancs is bright and fresh - opening with citrus and white flower aromas. Notes of guava and crème brulée open on the palate, accented by toasted almonds and brioche. This beautifully balanced wine has a long finish with essence of clementine.
Our 2020 LVE Chardonnay is full, rich and balanced. The nose boasts aromas of white fruit, star jasmine and honeydew melon. Full, rich and long on the palate, its reminiscent of crème anglaise and toasted brioche with a hint of nutmeg and citrus zest.
The LVE Napa Valley Red opens with rich aromas of black currant, and sugar plum, with a hint of black pepper. The harmonious blend of structured tannins from the Petite Sirah with the suppleness of Merlot creates a complex wine with length and persistence on the palate accompanied by notes of espresso and mocha.
Opening with alluring aromas of oolong tea, caramelized figs and dark chocolate our 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon entices the senses. Sumptuous fruit-driven flavors with notes of cassis and cocoa nibs are harmonious and balanced. Elegant and refined tannins with complex flavors make this an immensely enjoyable wine.