Our 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the 20 acre Crouse Vineyard in the Mount Veeder Appellation of Napa Valley – one of the Napa Valley’s most unique and compelling appellations. The vines are nearly 30 years old and cared for by sustainable farming done by hand. This wine has a deep, dark plum core. Dark cheery fruit notes are bolstered by firm acidity, and rich, subtle tannins that speak to immediate enjoyment and long term ageabilty. Aging in French Oak barrels created its complex, yet delicate flavor. 48 cases produced.
2012 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2012 growing season was one the best in recent history for Napa Valley, considered a classic vintage. An ideal spring provided near perfect conditions to start off the season followed by a long, sunny summer with no heat waves. The fall rains held off late into the harvest season enabling a long slow ripening.The grapes were sourced from Constant vineyard located in the Diamond Mountain appellation of Napa Valley situated at over 2100 feet elevation, one of the highest vineyards in Napa Valley. Due to the shallow soils the vineyard is farmed to very low yields per acre. 200 cases produced.
2010 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a 20 acre single vineyard in the Mt. Veeder appellation and is blended with ~6% Merlot from the same vineyard. A tasting discloses flavors of classic dark cherry, cassis and hints of mocha balanced perfectly with spice and subtle notes of wood. Aged 22 months in French Oak barrels to produce a complex, yet delicate flavor, we only produce 48 cases of this Cabernet.
Our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested from a 20 acre single vineyard within the Mt. Veeder appellation. Sustainably hand-farmed from 25 year-old vines, this rich and beautiful Cabernet has a wonderful plummy quality and great depth. Deep notes of dark fruit balanced perfectly with spice rack flavors, are accented with delicate hints of wood. Aged for 22 months in French Oak Barrels, it is 100% Cabernet and exclusively cultivated to produce only 24 cases.
2011 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
We harvest our Chardonnay from select vineyards in the Russian River Valley, which yield the classical characteristics embraced in the finest French white burgundy. This aromatic chardonnay starts very rich and lush, with a combination of fruit notes, especially citrus lime which leans towards hints of tropical fruit. A delicately perfumed floral back-end. Subtle notes of oak infuse the palate, revealing a sweet and toasty essence from the barrel. Especially creamy with an exquisite mouth-feel, this elegant chardonnay finishes with a mineral and lime crisp. Aged for 8 months in French Oak barrels, we only produced 49 cases.
Harvested from select vineyards in the Russian River Valley, this unique blend was selected for the classical characteristics embraced in the finest French white burgundies. Clean, crisp and bright acid, with beautiful notes and elegant structure. It starts very rich, lush and aromatic on the nose, with a combination of fruit notes, especially citrus and leans toward a bit of tropical fruit. There is a floral back-end, very light and perfumed. On the palate there are very subtle notes of oak, imparting a sweet and elegant toasty contribution from the barrel. Very creamy in the mouth, an exquisite mouth-feel, finishing very crisp with some minerality and lime. The flavors exactly match the nose, layering in the fruit, citrus and floral flavors, the extremely bright acid makes this a fabulous wine to pair with all kinds of food. The style is similar to a great French Maconnais. 2012_Russian River Chardonnay