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A brief history

Ashes & Diamonds Winery is a love letter to Napa Valley as it was when it took the world stage in the 1960s, revealing itself, along with Santa Cruz, as a geological wonderland capable of world-class wines.

Located at the gateway of Napa Valley, along its main artery, Highway 29, Ashes & Diamonds Winery’s mid-century approach extends to its architecture. As an homage, the iconic zig-zag roof and portholes are a few of the iconic references to the heritage of California mid-century modern design, seamlessly integrated with a state-of-the-art wine production facility surrounded by light, airy landscapes and playful, rolling berms.

Ashes & Diamonds Winery is the ultimate convergence of modern and old-school flavors, committed to offering a wide-ranging group of wines that adhere to an ethos of light-handed winemaking and transparency of terroir.
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4130 Howard Lane
Napa Valley, California, United States
94558

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info@ashesdiamonds.com

+17076664777

Ashes & Diamonds Wines

Featured Wines

Ashes & Diamonds RANCHO PEQUEÑO VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON №2 Bottle Preview
Ashes & DiamondsRANCHO PEQUEÑO VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON №2

ASHES & DIAMONDS’ Cabernet Sauvignon “Rancho Pequeño Vineyard” comes from Bart and Daphne Araujo’s Oakville vineyard, on the east side of the valley floor. Its deep soils are composed of alluvial loam washed down from the eastern Vaca Mountains, maintaining a high water table resulting in little to no need for irrigation. The vineyards bask in the afternoon sunshine and are replenished by a cool marine influence at dusk and dawn. The resulting wine is a kaleidoscope of aromatics ranging from rose to game, bright and crunchy red fruit flavors with weightless power and purity.

Ashes & Diamonds BLANC №4 Bottle Preview
Ashes & DiamondsBLANC №4

Ashes & Diamonds’ 2018 Blanc is a singular wine in many respects. It’s the only white wine produced in our portfolio, but what truly makes this wine is its focus on age. The age of a nearly century-old Sémillon vineyard (Yount Mill) in Yountville for depth and complexity, framed by a bright, zesty Sauvignon Blanc from Ryan’s Vineyard in Oak Knoll. Aged 12 months in-barrel, then an additional 24 months in-bottle, Ashes & Diamonds’ Blanc finally reveals itself as the wine it was meant to be: age-worthy, complex, yet utterly refreshing.

Ashes & Diamonds SAFFRON VINEYARD MOUNTAIN CUVÉE №2 Bottle Preview
Ashes & DiamondsSAFFRON VINEYARD MOUNTAIN CUVÉE №2

ASHES & DIAMONDS’ Mountain Cuvée “Saffron Vineyard” comes from Lisa Chu’s organically farmed Mt. Veeder site, located high above the fog inversion line at an altitude of 1,500 feet, where daytime temperatures are often 15 degrees cooler than on the valley floor. the deep-rooted Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapevines were planted in 2000 in thin soils comprised of uplifted marine sediment and fractured shale. Soils with naturally low fertility and no irrigation make for naturally balanced grapevines with low yields and small berries. Once at the winery, the grapes are cold-soaked until native fermentation begins. The resulting wine is bouncy and outgoing, with explosive red fruit aromas like biting into a ripe, juicy plum, and fine, focused tannins.

Ashes & Diamonds BLANC №3 Bottle Preview
Ashes & DiamondsBLANC №3

ASHES & DIAMONDS’ Blanc is a fully ripe and textured, yet bright, zesty and supremely age-worthy blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon from three carefully-chosen vineyards in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District and Yountville.

Ashes & Diamonds BATES RANCH MOUNTAIN CUVÉE №3 Bottle Preview
Ashes & DiamondsBATES RANCH MOUNTAIN CUVÉE №3

ASHES & DIAMONDS’ Mountain Cuvée “Bates Ranch” is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from the historic, four-generation-old Bates Ranch near Mount Madonna, in the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Cabernet Sauvignon grows at a peak altitude of 2,100 feet and an extreme southeast slope of 30%. A few hundred feet below, the old-vine Cabernet Franc, planted in 1972, is dry farmed in well-drained silt soils with inclusions of decomposed, iron-rich volcanic magma pushing up from below the earth. The picks of the two vineyards are staggered and then the grapes are co-fermented by native yeasts. The resulting wine is plush yet primal, with enveloping tannins and relentless length, dark fruit and the unmistakable vibrancy of dry-farmed old vines.

Ashes & Diamonds BATES RANCH MOUNTAIN CUVÉE №2 Bottle Preview
Ashes & DiamondsBATES RANCH MOUNTAIN CUVÉE №2

ASHES & DIAMONDS’ Mountain Cuvée “Bates Ranch” is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from the historic, four-generation-old Bates Ranch near Mount Madonna, in the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Cabernet Sauvignon grows at a peak altitude of 2,100 feet and an extreme southeast slope of 30%. A few hundred feet below, the old-vine Cabernet Franc, planted in 1972, is dry farmed in well-drained silt soils with inclusions of decomposed, iron-rich volcanic magma pushing up from below the earth. The picks of the two vineyards are staggered and then the grapes are co-fermented by native yeasts. The resulting wine is plush yet primal, with enveloping tannins and relentless length, dark fruit and the unmistakable vibrancy of dry-farmed old vines.