Terroir, terroir, terroir!

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 have been measured to a hair’s breadth since Medieval times, I wanted to show the dynamic differences in Napa Valley’s terroir – one the most ecologically and geologically complex places on Earth.  Our Single-Vineyard collection of wines is comprised of five wines from five of Napa’s greatest appellations: