96 points, Jeb Dunnuck95+ points, Wine AdvocateA deep garnet purple in color, the nose reveals black currant, baked black cherries, anise, boysenberries and a hint of candied violets. This is a fruit-forward, juicy and bold wine with layers of black and blue fruits, dark chocolate and a touch of mint and spice. Full-bodied and rich with round and finely-grained tannins there is a nice freshness on the long and fragrant finish.
93 points, Wine SpectatorDeep garnet purple in color, this 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has licorice, creme de cassis and mocha aromas with an underlying hint smoked meat and cardamom. This is a big and rich wine with fine-grained tannins and concentrated flavors of berry preserves and spicy layers and a velvelty texture. The finish is long and harmonious with lingering mineral notes.
The grapes for the Generations Chardonnay come from our estate vineyards in Jameson Canyon located at the southern end of Napa Valley and a vineyard over 1,400 feet in elevation in the Atlas Peak appellation. The Jameson Canyon estate 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.
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.
Our Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested from southern facing slopes just north of Diamon Mountain Road. Our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes benefit from the well-draining volcanic soils and direct sunlight, resulting in grapes with brighter acidity and full-bodied, well-structured tannins.
Our 2014 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with mulled spice aromas with a nice minerality. A lovely dark color, this wine coats the palate nicely with flavors of currant, elderberry and a touch of white pepper. This is a very structured wine with nice firm tannins that will age gracefully over the years.
Our 2014 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon exudes aromas of blackberry and allspice with subtle notes of thyme. Flavors of toasted oak and jam mingle on the palate with a touch of tobacco. Fine-grained tannins and perfect acidity lead way to a long and velvety finish.
A deep garnet-purple color in the glass, our 2015 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon showcases aromas of intense plum preserves and exotic spice notes that leap from the glass. This full-bodied, rich yet decadent Cabernet features intense flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, eucalyptus and a hint of cedar. Grainy tannins lead to a lively and long, opulent finish.
A deep garnet-purple in the glass, our 2016 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon opens with beautiful aromas of black currant and cherry with a touch of cedar. Flavors of red currant, chocolate and tobacco lead to a medium to full-bodied palate. Firm and grainy tannins are complimented by a very long, fruity and uplifting finish.
Our 2014 Rutherford Merlot opens with rich aromas of marionberry, cherry and hints of forest floor and roasted portobello mushroom. The medium tannins and brightness on the mid-palate makes this Merlot very drinkable. The tannins are like a light dusting of cocoa on the finish with a slight gravelly minerality.
Our 2015 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing aromas of black cherries with a hint of mushrooms and earth. On the palate, this wine bursts open with flavors of dark plums and black tea with balanced mineral notes that leads to a long, satisfying finish. Focused and structure driven, the wine has more tannins and more grip that make this a wine to be enjoyed now or cellared for the next 10+ years.
94 points, Wine & Spirits | 94 points, Wine AdvocateOur 2014 Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of intense red fruits with notes of pomegranate and fresh cut strawberry. The silky entry leads to a supple and balanced palate with nicely resolved tannins and flavors of raspberry preserve. This is a wine to be enjoyed now or cellared for the next 10+ years.
Our 2014 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon offers enticing aromas of fresh raspberry, strawberry and brandied cherries. Flavors of raspberry compote, Santa Rosa plum, and sweet vanilla are complemented by a touch of allspice and coffee notes on the finish. This is a nicely balanced wine with a broad entry, sweet tannins and a balance of depth and density that lead to a long, satisfying finish.
The 2013 Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of jammy blackberry pie, cassis berry and a touch of spice. Upon the palate this wine is dense with structured tannins and luscious flavors of dark cherries, star anise and hints of caramel. The velvet tannins lead way to a satisfying finish.
The 1 ½ Acre Theater of Nature block on our Rutherford Estate is the pure expression of the site, vintage and the perfect harmony of the four varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Our red blend encapsulates the harmonious, interconnectedness of nature and wine.
Our 2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon opens with rich aromas of ripe plum and blackberry with notes of rose petal. Powerful and dense on the palate, this wine showcases brambleberry, raspberry and dark plum flavors accented by a hint of cedar and cigar box. Structured with a supple mouthfeel and sweet tannins, the finish lingers.
The 2015 vintage of our Estate Collection Merlot offers up aromas of allspice, cardamom and black fruits. Decadent in the glass and with well structured, plush tannins, flavors of Santa Rosa plum, boysenberry, and a hint of earthiness density mingle to a seamless, well balanced finish.
Showcasing deep, dark purples hues, this wine opens with classic notes of anise, blueberry and huckleberry notes. This is a powerful and dense wine with structured tannins and a velvety, plush mouthfeel. The palate offers spicy and jammy notes of boysenberry with hints of earth and minerality. This finish is long and seamless.
The 2018 Estate Collection Chardonnay opens with enticing aromas of stone fruit, orange blossom and a touch of white pepper. The palate is equally as bright with fresh clementine and honeysuckle and hints of clove and lemon custard lingering in the finish. This wine demonstrates the strength and finesse of the Chardonnay grape.
The grapes for our Estate Collection Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc are grown in two of our estate vineyards in Jameson Canyon and St. Helena.Our 2019 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and refreshing with aromas of honeysuckle, honeydew melon, and key lime. On the palate there is flavors of citrus, jasmine and crisp, bright acidity and a touch of stone minerality on the finish.
A delightfully refreshing Sparkling Wine with floral and lemon zest aromas that jump from the glass. Crisp Gala apple and papaya flavors spread over the palate with notes of brioche and a touch of honey. Beautifully balanced, this wine has an invigorating finish that will leave you reaching for another sip.
Tantalizing, seductive and fabulous. A wine tasting experience like no other the star of the show. Sit back, embrace creativity, and enjoy the show! Transport yourself to 19th century Paris where the music plays and the entertainers dance, the conversation is punctuated by bursts of spontaneous laughter and the wine flows from bottle, to glass, to lips. This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is designed to delight all the senses for your tasting enjoyment.Varietal: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah
Aromas of jasmine, apricot and allspice greet the nose in this elegant Chardonnay. Lycée, nectarine and honesuckle flavors are layered with notes of toasted brioche and a fresh minerality. The balanced finish is long and lingers.
Our 2016 Small Lot Napa Valley Meritage opens with aromas of allspice, brown sugar and hints of cinnamon. Bold dark fruit flavors of baked blackberry pie, nutmeg and touches of dark chocolate seamlessly spread across the palate. Silky, well balance tannins and a full, round mouthfeel make this a blend that will age nicely over the next 8-10 years.
The 2016 Small Lot Napa Valley Syrah opens with bold aromas of plum and blackberry jam. The palate offers flavors of dark fruit and hazelnut with a hint of spice and vanilla. 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.
This wine opens with lively aromas of lychee and orange blossom. Bursting flavors of white peach, melon and a slight minerality evolves into a round and lush mouthfeel. This vibrant and aromatic wine perfectly showcases these brilliant white Bordeaux varietals.
Since apples were planted on Sonoma's Coast by Russian explorers in 1811, Sonoma's Sebastopol region has been world famous for its perfect expression of the unique apple terroir. Born again in prominence, the apple is no longer the captive of Sonoma's wine world as winemakers are tempted by the forbidden fruits of nature to explore the titillating flavors of Sonoma apple cider. With a winemaker's pedigree, and a Franco-American influence, Jean-Charles Boisset and Brian Maloney, Winemaker at DeLoach Vineyards and Buena Vista Winery, united their winemaking know-how with curiosity for the apple terroir of Sonoma to create La Captive.
Our Rosé Provence 2018 is a brilliant, pale pink color, exuding fruitiness and elegance. The grapes from sandstone soils bring out the fruitiness and the grapes grown on vineyards with rounded pebbles bring a richness and elegance to the wine. On the palate, crisp light notes of fresh picked strawberry and white nectarine lead to an elegant, lengthy and a mineral finish.Appellation: Côtes de ProvenceVarietal: 49% Grenache, 37% Syrah, 14% CinsaultAlcohol: 12.5% by vol.Please Note: Shipping to CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, OH, PA, RI, SD, UT, VA, WV is not permitted due to state laws.
Our 2019 LVE Chardonnay is full, rich and balanced. The nose boasts aromas of white fruit, star jasmine and mango. Long on the palate, its reminiscent of caramelized butter and almond with a hint of cardamom and citrus zest. The wine was 100% barrel fermented in a mix of Francois Frere and Baron oak barrels 38% new for 8 months before bottling. The wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation with a mix of native and inoculated ferments.
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.
The LVE Napa Valley Red opens with rich aromas of blackberry, violets and black cherry, with a hint of tea and pepper. The harmonious blend of weighty tannins from the Petite Sirah with the suppleness of Merlot and the Petit Verdot creates a complex wine with length and persistence on the palate accompanied by notes of cocoa nibs and espresso.
Opening with alluring aromas of dark fruit, dark chocolate and caramelized figs, our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon entices the senses. Sumptuous flavors of juicy cassis, raspberry and toasty oak are harmonious and well-balanced with a touch of flint. Voluptuous tannins, complex flavors and a long, luxurious finish make this an immensely enjoyable wine.