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 vineyard and from our vineyard in east Oakville both of which are farmed organically andbiodynamically.A symphony of scents emerges with notes of Bing cherry, raspberry, and chocolate, accompanied by a subtle earthy undertone. This full-bodied wine parades a lavish palate, revealing the harmonious interplay of strawberry, mocha, toasted almond, and cassis flavors. Refined tannins showcase structural finesse, while well-integrated acidity adds a vibrant touch culminating in an elegantly prolonged 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.Indulge in the opulent fruit bouquet of black cherry, red plum, and blackberry that beckons from this lush, fruit-forward wine. Imbued with structure, it unfolds robust flavors of blueberry and blackberry, adorned with a subtle hint of coffee and allspice, creating a complex and textured palate. Balancing with finesse, soft and refined tannins render this wine approachable, culminating in a harmonious finish both fierce and enduring in its allure.
The grapes for this Napa Valley Chardonnay come from three blocks within a single vineyard in Jameson Canyon. The blend is a split of Clone 76, Clone 95 and Clone 4. 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 56% new French oak barrels and sur lie aged for 9 months before being bottled.From the glass waft enchanting notes of honeysuckle, crisp green apple, and aromatic cardamom, creating a delicate olfactory dance. Luscious layers of white peach flavors elegantly weave together with subtle hints of toasted brioche and velvety vanilla, imparting a delightful creaminess to the mid-palate. The culmination is a gracefully balanced and invigorating finale that lingers on the senses with poise.
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.
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.