The lovely bouquet of aromas bursts focused notes of Morello cherry, blueberry and violets, while an edge of white pepper adds interest. The palate continues in juicy, peppery fashion with added notes of plum, pomegranate molasses and cacao. The finish is long with smooth tannins that also reveal leather and baking spice. “The Tri” is a blend of 18% Cabernet Franc, 52% St Laurent and 30% Malbec. The inspiration behind the precise blending was the time % of each discipline in Triathlon at the 2016 Rio Olympics of my dear friend, World Champion and Team USA athlete Joe Maloy. Each varietal was picked at its peak ripeness, fermented and aged separately. -Malek Amrani (Founder, Winemaker & TEAM USA AG 30-34)
Our pinot noir grapes were diligently grown in Carneros for the purpose of making a dry rosé. The grapes were handpicked in late August at low Brix then hand sorted in the field and again at the winery. Only the finest grapes made it to press. 75% of the grapes were direct press providing acidity and elegance. 25% came through the saignée method adding fruit and complex structure. Native yeast fermentation to complete dryness took place over 21 days and left no residual sugar in this rosé. We let it rest for three months on its fine lees before we bottled it on December 16th, 2019.
Our vice of crafting the best Single Vineyard Cabernets from different appellations of Napa Valley, at the best value; has led us to one of the most challenging vineyards of Napa Valley, above the clouds of Mount Veeder.
“Tasting Howell Mountain Cabernet for the first time is like filling your cheeks with dried blackberries while smoking a cigar.”
A stellar mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, from one of the most ne of the first hillside vineyards planted in Napa Valley in 1860’s. At 1000 feet of elevation, the vineyard is surrounded by dense coniferous forests. The vines here ripe late, and yield less than 2 tons per acre, of richly concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Crafted from a single vineyard in the iconic district of Oakville in Napa Valley. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes used to craft this wine were meticulously hand-picked and sorted to guarantee that only the finest grapes will make this batch. We named Batch #12 after our friend Abigail. A leader, a mentor and a New Yorker with a strong vice for Sauvignon Blanc
Tempranillo, the most popular varietal in Spain, yet rare in California despite the State’s Spanish heritage. Batch#43 is a rare expression of Tempranillo from Napa Valley. It was grown in the cool climate of Carneros, under the Californian sun to exudes a unique new world character of Tempranillo.
Batch #16 is our 4th Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon release of 2019. Nested above the clouds of Spring Mountain District of Napa, this batch conveys a mountain fruit character that’s unique to its terroir. Powerful and energetic, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is our testament of the diverse World Class character, that only Napa Valley has.”
The Vice. The House. Pinot Noir. Crafted to be “The House” wine. A wine complex, playful and silky enough to be enjoyed at any time, on its own, without prejudice (Breakfast?!). Or shared over an array of culinary adventures...
100% Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 22 months in French Oak barrels. The vineyard is at 2000 feet of elevation, far above the fog line. The soil is ancient, volcanic and easily drained. The vines struggle to grow and yield tiny berries with think skins. The result is bottled unfiltered from barrel to bottle
Stags Leap District Cabernets made Napa Valley World famous after winning the Judgment of Paris in 1976. A quarter of century later of progress, innovation, awards and sustainability has helped Napa become the World's greatest wine growing region; and for Napa Cab to reign King.
100% Gewürztraminer, unfiltered and un-fined from a single vineyard in Carneros-Napa Valley. Skin contact for 21 days. Tropical aromas and flavors of lychee, Curacao Orange, nectarine and spice.
Bouquet of papaya, banana, kumquat, and ginger currently sways on the nose. The palate is at once crisp and full, with citrus and dry apricot notes. 100% Unfiltered and Un-fined Semillon. 8months of aging in Concrete Eggs.
Batch#44 is unlike your typical California Zin. It was grown in the cool climate of Carneros and exudes an old-world character of Zinfandel.
“Every day at The Vice, we work to craft the best of small-batch Napa Valley wines for everyday indulgence. While we release a unique batch every month, “The House” Cabernet Sauvignon continues to be a top seller, helping to make every day a special occasion.” -Malek Amrani