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.
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.
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.
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.
94 points, Wine Advocate94 points, Jeb DunnuckOur Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested from southern facing slopes just north of Diamond 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 2016 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon showcases beautifully the warmer mountain terroir in which it is grown. Opening with a bouquet of dried red fruit, espresso, and aged leather seamlessly intertwined. On the palate, this wine is full-bodied with concentrated flavors of red cherry, blackberry and finishing with an earthy minerality. The silky mouthfeel layered with the well-integrated tannins lead to a longsavory finish.
94 points, Jeb Dunnuck93 points, James Suckling93 points, Wine Spectator90 points, Wine EnthusiastThe grapes for the Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from a single vineyard at 1751 ft. in elevation in the highly coveted area of Cold Springs Road. The Forward Silt Loam soil has excellent drainage and the grapes were harvested from a shadier side of the vineyard to avoid over exposure to the sun.Our 2016 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a lovely deep garnet-purple color in the glass and opens with aromas of black currants, pine, and stewed plum. Medium to full bodied with balanced acidity and complex flavors of blackberry compote, true and subtle apple wood notes.
94+ points, Jeb Dunnuck93 points, Wine Spectator92+ points, Wine AdvocateThe 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 weathers volcanic rock and alluvial sediments that create iron rich soil.A deep garnet-purple color in the glass, our 2016 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.
96 points, Jeb Dunnuck91 points, Wine SpectatorFor the 2016 vintage, we selected grapes from a single block in our Rutherford Estate vineyard. In addition to being certified organic and biodynamic, the estate vineyards are planted on deeper soil and tend to be warmer on average which provides volume and texture to the wine.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.
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.
93 points, Wine SpectatorThe grapes for the Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from a single vineyard sitting at approximately 1,900 feet in elevation that features a mix of Boomer and Forward soils that are formed from weathered metavolcanics and igneous rocks, along with rhyolitic tu. The well-drained volcanic and sedimentary soils coupled with high winter rainfall, cool springtime weather and warm harvest nights lead to a unique flavor profile. Intense fruit flavors and complex mountain tannins best characterize wines from this vineyard.Our 2016 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing aromas of black currant, clove and a hint of bittersweet tobacco. On the palate, this wine bursts open with flavors of dark plums, licorice and black tea with balanced mineral notes that leads to a long, satisfying finish.
92 points, Wine Spectator91 points, Wine & Spirits90 points, Wine EnthusiastThe 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.Our 2016 Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon is a dense purple color in the glass and opens with aromas of black cherry, roasted coee beans and cola notes. On the palate, flavors of black licorice, red currant and chocolate lead to a medium to full body, supple tannins and a long, silky finish. This is a wine to be enjoyed now or cellared for the next 10+ years.
94 points, Jeb Dunnuck93+ points, Wine Advocate92 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.Cabernet Sauvignon oers enticing aromas of baked cherries, cassis and a hint of tobacco. Flavors of warm plums with a touch of dusty soil burst through on a big, concentrated and full palate. This wine is packed with rich fruit and balanced with firm, grainy tannins that lead to a long, satisfying finish.
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 2016 vintage of our Estate Collection Merlot opens with dark fruit aromas mixed with all spice and a touch of currant. This is a structured wine with intricate flavors of blueberries, plum and black cherry that are complemented by earthy characteristics. Well-balanced with with fine-grained tannins, the finish is plush and lingering.
Beautiful aromas of peach, apricots and orange blossom spring from the glass in this 2019 Estate Collection Chardonnay. Lemon and orange flavors mingle with notes of white pepper and honeysuckle. The creamy mouthfeel is nicely balanced with bright acidity and a mouthwatering finish.
Our 2020 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc opens with bright aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest and orange blossom. The crisp mouthfeel showcases flavors of key lime, sweet melon and a touch of toasted almonds. The finish is long and refreshing.
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.
This beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon opens with dark fruit aromas of blackberry and dark cherry. Sweet, juicy fruits of raspberry and blueberries grace the palate with notes of dark cocoa and gingerbread. This is a well-balanced wine with great weight and density and a long satisfying finish.
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.
A deep dark purple in color, dark fruit aromas waft from the glass with notes of blueberry, blackberry and cardamom. The rich and plush mouthfeel oers jammy flavors of huckleberry, and boysenberry with layers of espresso and a touch of spiciness. Well-balanced with structured tannins, the finish is long and seamless.
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.
Fragrant aromas spring from the glass with notes of orange blossom, violets and lemon zest. Stone fruit flavors mingle with melon and toasted brioche. Bright acidity and a lush mouthfeel are followed by a crisp and refreshing finish with a touch of minerality.
Our 2020 Sonoma County Rosé opens with enticing red fruit aromas of watermelon, strawberry and rose water. The palate is nicely textured with bright acidity and lively flavors of pomegranate and raspberry. The finish is refreshing and flavorful.
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, KY, 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 currents and pomelos, complemented by a nice acidity on the finish.Please Note: Shipping to CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, 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 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.
The LVE Napa Valley Red opens with rich aromas of black currant, violets and black cherry, with a hint of tea and 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 cocoa nibs and earth.93 points, Wine Spectator
Opening with alluring aromas of star anise, blackberry compote and oolong tea our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon entices the senses. Sumptuous fruit-driven flavors with notes of pipe tobacco and cocoa nibs are harmonious and balanced. Elegant and refined tannins with a vibrant and jazzy acidity make this an immensely enjoyable wine.91 points, Wine Spectator