93 points, Wine EnthusiastA dramatic deep purple color, this 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing aromas of cocoa, blackberry, violet and spice. This wine is luxurious and rich with dark fruit flavors, balanced with touches of juicy raspberry, maraschino cherry, vanilla and a hint of star anise. The finish is silky, luscious and aromatic with wonderfully balanced and integrated velvety tannins.
97 points, Jeb Dunnuck94 points, Vinous92 points, Wine Enthusiast92 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.
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 Atlas Peak 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
92 points, Wine Entusiast93 points, Wine Advocate94+ points, Jeb Dunnuck93 points, VinousThe grapes are harvested from a single vineyard located in the heart of Calistoga and planted to gravelly soils. Despite being on the valley floor, the berries are very small and impart characteristics of hillside fruit into the wine but still offer the balance that comes with valley floor fruit.A bouquet of red, black and blue fruits spring from the glass with black plum preserves, cassis and stewed cherries. Inky dark fruit flavors are layered with notes of chocolate, grilled herbs, dried mint and scorched earth. Framed by soft tannins and a bold freshness, the finish is seamless.
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.
95 points & Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast92 points, Wine Spectator93 points, James SucklingThe grapes were harvested from a single vineyard on volcanic soils in the Howell Mountain appellation in an open meadow area to maximize the sunlight as this AVA has shading issues due to trees.This 2019 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with rich aromas of dark ripe cherry, baked plum and blackberry. Hints of tobacco, dark cocoa and earth mingle with concentrated fruit flavors on the textured palate. Complex tannins lead to an elegant, long and memorable finish.
The grapes for this 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested from critically acclaimed vineyards that capture the excellence of the Napa Valley mountain terroir. Known for its rich, concentrated flavors and earthy notes, the higherelevation vineyards impart the wine with a distinct flavor profile.A deep purple in the glass, this 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon embraces rich fruit aromas of raspberry and black cherry with touches of coee, bay leaf and eucalyptus. Well balanced with notes of anise, tobacco, rip blackberry andblack tea. The finish is elegant and bold with refined tannins and a luxuriously long 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.
93 points, Wine SpectatorThe grapes for the Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested from a single vineyard sitting at the very top of the appellation at an elevation of 2,000 feet. Planted on Aiken loam soils, which were formed from basic volcanic rocks, the vineyard sits above the fog line and away from trees leaving it quite exposed at the top of the mountain.A dark purple in the glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain opens with aromas of sassafras and notes of bay leaf. The textured palate showcases flavors of blackberry, blueberry, black cherry and hints of espresso. Full-bodied with fine-grained tannins, the finish has a lot of energy and freshness.
94 points, Jeb Dunnuck92 points, Wine Spectator92 points, VinousThe 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 rich garnet purple in color, fresh and bright aromas of red currants, cranberry and ripe black cherries leap from the glass. Crushed black pepper, lavender and mushroom flavors are layered with blackberry and blueberry notes. This is a strong, full-bodied wine with bold and seamless tannins. The finish bright, complex and lingering.
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.
The grapes for the 2016 Privé are a blend of two vineyards. The Cabernet Sauvignon is from the eastern hills above Stags Leap where the grapes sit above the fog line and maintain their vibrancy. The Merlot is from a vineyard in the Oak Knoll district where the grapes fully ripen without excessive alcohol.The 2016 Privé opens with cherry blossom floral notes and a hint of cocoa. Cherry and cassis flavors are layered with plum, boysenberry, and nuances of oak. The palate is round and rich with fine-grained tannins and a long, lingering finish.
The grapes for our Estate Collection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon are grown in four vineyards within the Rutherford and Oakville AVAs. The grapes from Oakville provide the plush texture while the fruit from Rutherford adds structure and density to the wine.This 2019 Estate Collection Cabernet Sauvignon embraces the nose with aromas of dark plum, ripe cherry, toasted almond and a touch of cedar. Rich, condensed flavors of blackberry, raspberry and cranberry are layered with notes of spice and dark chocolate. Full-bodied with structured tannins and a silky, soft mouthfeel, the finish is long and alluring.
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.Fresh white peach with a touch of honeysuckle and lavender arises from the glass. Notes of orange zest, lemon and lime enhance the apricot and honey notes with a soft touch of brown sugar and white pepper. The mouthfeel is soft, luxurious, and nicely balanced with a refreshing and lingering finish.
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 well-integrated, lengthy and exotically refreshing.
94 points, Wine Advocate92 points, Vinous91 points, Jeb DunnuckMade from organic and biodynamically grown estate fruit, the 2018 1 ½ Acre Red is medium to rich, dark garnet-purple in color. It leaps out of the glass with convivial notions of warm blackcurrants, ripe black plums, rose oil, with delicate hints of chocolate, cloves and unsmoked cigars. Rich, full-bodied and sumptuous, it has a dazzling silky texture and just enough freshness supporting the extravagant fruit, with a long and perfumed finish.
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.A brilliant purple in the glass, fragrances of raspberry, Bing cherry, and chocolate seduce the nose with an added sprinkle of earth. This is a full-bodied wine with a lush palate of strawberry, cocoa, toasted almond and cassis flavors. Elegant and refined tannins and integrated acidity are enhanced by an elegant and lingering 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 beautiful purple in the glass, aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry and chocolate entice the nose with an added hint of earth. This is a full-bodied wine with a rich palate of strawberry, mocha, toasted almond and cassis flavors. Refined tannins and well-integrated acidity are enhanced by a elegant and lengthy finish.
Our Small Lot Collection Petite Sirah grapes are from our Biodynamic and organically grown Estate vineyard in Rutherford and from a vineyard in Oak Knoll which adds texture to the wine. The Petit Verdot is also from another grower within Rutherford and seamlessly blends the Petite Sirah together which adding balance to the tannins.
An aromatic nose of luscious honeydew melon, fragrant sweetgrass, and invigorating briny minerality. The palate offers delicate yet enduring flavors of zesty lemon curd and succulent cantaloupe, boasting a pleasing texture that is both light and substantial. A velvety mineral undertone emerges, contributing to the enduring, pristine finish. Exquisite.
The grapes for this Napa Valley Chardonnay come from two blocks within a single vineyard in Jameson Canyon. The blend is a 50/50 split of Clone 4 and 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 partial malolactic fermentation, the wine was 100% barrel fermented in 53% new French oak barrels and sur lie aged for 9 months before being bottled.
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.
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 jasmine 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.
Our LVE 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 and round on the palate, crisp light notes of fresh picked strawberry and white nectarine lead to an elegant and lengthy finish.Appellation: France - LanguedocVarietal: 57% Grenache, 29% Syrah, 13% Cinsault, 1% CarignanAlcohol: 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.
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Superb, brilliant, pale pinkish color. Highly fresh aromatic, with delicate notes of red berries, citrus and tropical fruit. On the palate, giving an impression of freshness and very well-balance with floral notes. Lovely length and a mineral, saline, fresh finish with character and delicate bubbles.Please Note: Shipping to CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NJ, OH, SD, UT, VA, WV is not permitted due to state laws.Prices below are per 12-pack.12 cans = 4 wine bottles!
This 2017 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 2021 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, it's reminiscent of crème anglaise and toasted brioche with a hint of nutmeg and citrus zest.
Opening with alluring aromas of dark fruits, blackberry compote and dark chocolate our 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon entices the senses. Sumptuous fruit-driven flavors with notes of cassis and carmelized oak are harmonious and balanced. Elegant and refined tannins with complex flavors make this an immensely enjoyable wine.
The 2020 LVE Napa Valley Red opens with rich aromas of black cherry, and violets, with a hint 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 earth and mocha.
The grapes for this 2019 Napa Valley Reserve Red Wine were harvested from vineyards in the Rutherford and St. Helena AVAs where the valley floor fruit adds a nice fleshiness to the overall profile. The wine went through extended maceration before being bottled unfiltered on July 23, 2021.Beautiful aromas of blackcurrants, spice box, raspberry, blueberry and dried flowers greet the nose in this Red Wine. The textured mouthfeel is full of flavor with plum preserves, mulberries, cinnamon stick and laced with lavender, rose petal and spice. This is a charming wine with a bold freshness and silky tannins followed by a savory finish.