Terroir, terroir, terroir!
Our Single-Vineyard collection of wines is comprised of five wines, from five of Napa Valley’s greatest appellations:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags’ Leap. A wine of elegance and grace that hides an unsuspected power.
Cabernet Sauvignon from the very top of Spring Mountain, the cool climate gives this wine keen power and endless age-ability. Heady and rich. Available October 2017.
Le Nouveau Western
Star vineyard. Classic Rutherford, 3 rows of Cabernet Sauvignon Martha’s clone with lavish concentration and plush tannins.
Her Majesty's Secret Service
Pritchard Hill. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aristocratic structure of soft, royal, velvety tannins; great black fruits, cassis and blackberry, combined with spice, cedar and tobacco with a kiss of truffle.
A tiny Cabernet Sauvignon gem, a half-acre of the St. Helena’s coveted “red dirt.”
The concept that a site: its soil and climate have an influence on the character of the wine it produces goes back to the time of the Egyptians where wines were first named for the individual parcels that they came from. Amphorae of the time read like modern labels, stamped in clay with name of the winemaker, the year of the kings’ reign when it was produced, the region of production right down to the parcel. The idea of terroir is the fundamental intellectual exercise in wine and the source of its desirability. Terroir is quality; it is the reason wines taste differently, the very reason we can separate great wine from good wine. Having been educated in Burgundy where site differences were measured to a hair’s breadth since Medieval times I wanted to show the dynamic differences in Napa Valley’s terroir. In the context of one the most ecologically and geologically complex places on Earth.