A blend of Coombsville and Yountville fruit, this wine is Julien’s interpretation of a classic expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. It possesses structure and elegance, bright flavors, and an aromatic freshness. Powerful notes of spice and black fruit are derived from the ripeness of the berries and excite the palate.
This is a wine of magnificent power, crafted from multiple hillside vineyards spanning Napa Valley from north to south. The mountain fruit delivers a full body wine with noticeable tannins and acidity. It is an approachable companion for weeknight dinners, but also possesses the structure needed to age in the cellar.
A beautiful expression of its terroir, this wine is earthy — like a warm summer day atop Pritchard Hill. Notes of dark chocolate, clove, and baking spices rise from the glass. Fennel and black spices can also be noticed. The struggle of the mountain vines throughout the growing season yields a rewarding long finish.
In the heart of Rutherford, the McGah Vineyard produces one of the most refined Sauvignon Blancs of Napa Valley. Fresh aromatics, bright and lush, the wine is aged in 100% New French Oak for 18 months. The aromatic persistence of the Sauvignon Blanc character keeps developing over time as the wine ages.
The pristine Sleeping Lady Vineyard sits beautifully manicured beneath the Mayacamas foothills in Yountville. For five generations, the fruit from this vineyard was sold to larger wineries but, when the Bettinelli family recently took over the property, that changed. Today, Sleeping Lady is one of California’s “grand cru” vineyards and Julien believes it represents the future of Napa Valley.