Our well-known Jumping Goat vineyard located in the AVA of St. Helena was harvested later in 2016 than the previous year. A beautiful growing season yielded spectacular quality. The wine aromatically boasts lush, bright raspberry fruit along with cloves, crushed rock and its signature perfumed characters.
Our Estate vineyard located adjacent to the winery in the AVA of Saint Helena is a two-acre parcel with vines dating over 30 years. Soils are rich with obsidian and loam which creates a wine with a defined relaxed power. The aromatics reveal notes of earthiness, mushroom, with toasty components and deep dark fruit.
It immediately feels like an incredibly serious wine that is about to make a bold statement. Dense and rich with sweet fruits, seamlessly balanced and a very long finish, this blockbuster wine will be a stand out Cabernet in any cellar.
Our second vintage of this wine coming from Pritchard Hill at 1200 feet in elevation above St. Helena. We continue to learn what kind of wines we can craft with these three varieties from this particular site. The iconic wines from this area are noted for their complexity and this wine is no exception.
Both the Cabernet franc and Merlot were planted first on this parcel of land in 2004. Their age and our understanding of the vineyard have allowed us to craft an amazing blend from this Estate. The aromatics are distinctive for the varietals - fig jam, dried violet, cedar, black pepper, lavender and red currant fruits. Big, sumptuous and . . . .
Our sixth vintage of mountain fruit Sauvignon blanc to be produced from our vineyard at 2300 foot elevation in Knights Valey. Aromatics leaning towards lemon peel, white plum, nectarine with notes of stony fruits like white peach, and underlying tones of toasted almonds and May flowers. one of the most striking aromatic profiles of this wine to date.
This one acre planting of Chardonnay on our high elevation vineyard is truly beginning to produce a wine that can rival some of the most established Chardonnay producers. Planted in 2012 on the southwest slope of the property, the vines only yield two tons of fruit. Aromatics that leap from the glass of banana, honeysuckle, vanilla, with a creamy nose and a subtle . . .
Having fallen in love with the Merlot from this vineyard, we continue to dedicate ourselves to producing this single varietal bottling. 2016 was a fabulous growing season with vineyards demonstrating depth and finesse. The aromatics reveal rich, dark fruit, black currants laced with undertones of leather and tobacco.
Our sixth vintage from this stunning vineyard, the 2016 exhibits aromatics of blackberry, blueberry and violets along with a smoky, meaty quality. The nose is very opulent and inviting. The richness follows through to the pallet with an incredible seamlessness showing balanced tannins and a lingering finish.
Our first effort on a classic Rhone style blend from the Paderewski Vineyard in Paso Robles. Knowing that the limestone from this vineyard is amazing for the Syrah, we were tempted to create a Melka GSM. With inviting aromatics of raspberry fruit, rose petal and slight spiciness, this wine shows excellent purity of the three varietals. Grenache for its cherry notes, Syrah for the spice and Mouvedre providing plenty of tannin.
Our eleventh vintage from this amazing right bank vineyard. The vintage saw early bud break, a wet spring and a long, warm and dry summer. 2015 and 2016 are the best back to back vintages since 2009 and 2010.
Introducing our 20th vintage of this amazing Napa Valley Cabernet.
Exhibiting a nose of dark cherry and blackcurrant, nuanced with notes of creosote, graphite, cloves and vanilla. This dense and full bodied wine is layered from the start and finished with powerful coating tannins.