Long, cool fermentation in a mixture of old and new barrels gives our Chardonnay layers of fruitiness and complexity that result in a wine that is very enjoyable when young or after several years of bottle age. This method of fermentation, in conjunction with whole cluster pressing and "sur lie" aging add layers of toastiness and creaminess to the wine. Together these components meld together harmoniously to create a balanced wine that is both lively and rich in aroma and flavor.
The 2018 Rosé is a limited bottling and only available at the estate and online. The label, an original painting by Suzanne Groth, captures the family’s beloved pugs. These winery mascots are often the official greeters in the tasting room.
Our Sauvignon Blanc is produced from grapes grown in various microclimates of the Napa Valley. The warmer Napa Valley microclimate gives us grapes with melon and citrus characteristics in both aroma and flavor. The cooler areas of Napa Valley provide fruit with a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness and balances the rich creaminess from "sur lie" aging.
All of the Cabernet Sauvignon is from our 27.78 acre Reserve block from our Estate. Aromas of spiced cherries dominate the alluring nose, accompanied by cassis, dark plum, and a savory touch of anise. There is a clean elegant progression of lush plum, bright cherry and currant all riding on abundant but not overpowering tannin. The Reserve Cabernet gets every ounce of special care a winery can devote to its flagship wine.
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is big and lush with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor. The texture of the wine is soft and supple, typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in our area of the Oakville AVA. The sweet vanilla character derived from 22 months in the barrel blends well with the black cherry and blackberry flavors and aromas of the wine.