This is the inaugural bottling of our Napa Valley Cabernet Franc, an oft-blended Bordeaux varietal known for its distinctive aromatics, smooth mouthfeel, and good acidity. Our expression of this wine opens with vivid aromas of violets, boysenberry, and blackberry accented with the suggestion of dried herbs. On the palate, concentrated flavors of dark cherry and fresh boysenberry are supported by bright acidity and firm tannins. Boysenberry notes and a hint of minerality carry over the finish to complete this elegant wine.
Grown in the cool Carneros conditions that maintain excellent balance between fruit characters and acidity in grapes. We ferment and age this wine in French oak barrels, and leave it on the yeast lees for months to enhance texture and complexity. Floral aromas mingle with fresh citrus, orange blossom, and white peach characters, and the palate is weighty yet balanced, with a mouth-coating texture and a clean, mineral finish.
These Anderson Valley pinot noir grapes are crushed into open-top tanks and fermented with native yeasts. Part of the wine ferments with the stems, which gives the wine spice and complexity. The finished wine offers black cherry aromas and fresh raspberry and bright strawberry flavors supported by silky tannins.
We select sauvignon blanc grapes from the best growing spots in Napa Valley, including our estate ranches in Carneros, Suscol Springs, Rutherford, and Calistoga. Cool nighttime harvest, whole-cluster press, and a variety of fermentation vessels-stainless steel tanks, neutral French oak barrels, and a concrete egg-enhance the complexity of this bright, crisp, mineral-driven wine.
This single-vineyard estate wine comes from the cool, coastal appellation of Anderson Valley. The wine opens with aromas of fresh boysenberry and strawberry with delicate notes of rose petal. Flavors of sweet cherry and raspberry on the palate are supported by fine tannins and accented by dry herb complexity and a touch of intriguing minerality.
Our Napa Valley Merlot displays deep aromas of blackberry and black cherry, with a background of crushed stone. On the palate, concentrated fresh blackberry and black plum are supported by fine tannins, balanced by bright acidity, and lifted by distinctive mineral accents. Rich black cherry notes round out the satisfying finish to this bold, elegant, and complex Merlot.
This estate single-vineyard wine comes from the cool, coastal appellation of Anderson Valley. The finished wine offers aromas and flavors of lush black cherry, raspberry, and blackberry, fine-grained tannins, notes of spice, and a flinty vein of minerality.
This estate single-vineyard wine is grown in the cooler southern region of Napa Valley, Los Carneros. We harvest these grapes at night when the acidity and fruit are in perfect balance. Aging in French oak, with stirring of the yeast lees, adds extraordinary richness and complexity.
Aromas of ripe black cherry and raspberry with hints of violet lead into a palate of lush blackberry and black cherry flavors balanced by bright acidity. Supple tannins support the deep fruit characters, and a refreshing minerality lingers with black cherry notes over the finish. Try this wine with spare ribs, lamb burgers or grilled portobello mushrooms.
We blend our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from special spots throughout the region: The renowned cabernet sauvignon appellations of Rutherford and Oakville impart classic Napa Valley bold fruit intensity, while the warmer Calistoga area to the north, and the cooler southern reaches of the Suscol watershed contribute layers of complexity and depth of flavor. On volcanic rocky hillsides, grapes undergo a beneficial struggle that results in intense fruit, firm tannins and distinctive minerality, while in the deep, well-drained soils of the valley floor, grapes develop ripe black fruit concentration, balanced acidity and supple tannins.
On the nose, sweet aromas of black currants and black cherries dance with hints of violets and pretty dried herbs. Intense blackberry and black cherry flavors extend over the rich, full-bodied palate, supported by balanced tannins. This is a complex, age-worthy wine (enjoy now or over the next decade) that’s easy to pair with a variety of cuisine.
Our Vaca Cabernet Sauvignon reveals bright aromas of boysenberry and blackberry, with just a touch of minerality and perfumed oak. The ripe dark fruit carries over onto a round, mouth-filling palate, joined by notes of cassis and supported by firmly structured tannins. Rich blackberry and sweet oak distinguish the long, succulent finish. This full, lush wine is ready to drink now, but will continue to develop in bottle over the next decade. Enjoy with burgers, roasted chicken, pulled pork, or hearty pasta dishes.
Our 2017 Vine Hill Ranch cabernet sauvignon is an intense, full-bodied wine with aromas of blackberry and boysenberry accented by notes of dark chocolate and stone. The deep, dark fruit extends over an opulent palate supported by a firm tannin structure, and then on into a dense, powerful finish. This wine is ready to enjoy now but will age very well for another decade in the bottle. We enjoy it with classic cabernet sauvignon pairings like lamb chops, short ribs or char-broiled steak.
Our Vin de Porche reveals delicate aromas of fresh strawberry, raspberry, and peach with hints of rose petals. Bright acidity on the palate drives full, welldefined flavors of ripe raspberry, white peach, and melon. This is a balanced wine, with a vibrant finish of strawberry, red cherry, and a touch of minerality. It is a porch sipper for the summer.
This wine blends the best lots of our four estate vineyards in Los Carneros. Each of the individual vineyard lots undergoes fermentation in French oak barrels, and a significant portion of the wine is fermented with its native yeast to enhance body and complexity. Portions of this wine also receive a secondary malolactic fermentation before aging more than a year in barrel on the yeast lees. With blending, we balance the vivid fruit intensity with elegance and finesse.
Our 2017 Benchland Select is a classic Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon expression of dark fruit, roundness, texture and a lingering finish. Aromas of dark blackberry, boysenberry and mocha lead onto the palate, where concentrated flavors of ripe blackberry and fig dance with firm tannins for a rich blackberry and dark chocolate finish. Pair with hearty stews, steaks on the grill, or fire-roasted vegetables. Enjoy now, or age for another 7 to 10 years.
Aromas of boysenberry, black cherry, and fig with accents of forest floor are highlighted in the 2017 vintage. On the palate, intense, concentrated flavors of blackberry, black cherry and boysenberry are balanced by traces of minerality and opulent tannins with a dense, powerful black fruit finish. Beautifully balanced and structured for long‐ term aging, this intense, complex mountain wine will continue to unfold in the bottle for the next decade.