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 four wines from four of Napa’s greatest appellations:
2012 "Sticky" Port-style wine
A wine inspired by the great vintage Ports of the mid 20th Century. Made from Petite Syrah grapes from the legendary Stags’ Leap Ranch Vineyard Napa Valley.
2020 "Dynamite with a Laser Beam" Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
Whole-cluster fermented in Burgundian open top wood vats. Aromatics of cherry, plum, tobacco, forest floor, apricot, bacon, vanilla and blood orange.
No Name Yet Carignane
Watch this space for our next release!
2021 'Original Gangster'
100% Grenache from Stagecoach, from the Pritchard Hill side of the vineyard and a stunning view of the entire Bay Area. Full-bodied, deep color and long finish.
A tiny Cabernet Sauvignon gem, a half-acre of the St. Helena’s coveted “red dirt.” Available by allocation October 2022.
Her Majesty's Secret Service
Pritchard Hill region. An aristocratic structure of soft, royal, velvety tannins; great black fruits, cassis and blackberry, combined with spice, cedar and tobacco with a kiss of truffle. Available by allocation October 2022.