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:
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.”