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:
Stags’ Leap. A wine of elegance and grace that hides an unsuspected power. Available by allocation October 2018.
From the very top of Spring Mountain, the cool climate gives this wine keen power and endless age-ability. Heady and rich. Available by allocation October 2018.
Le Nouveau Western
Star vineyard. Classic Rutherford, 3 rows of Martha’s clone with lavish concentration and plush tannins. Available by allocation October 2018.
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 2018.
A tiny Cabernet Sauvignon gem, a half-acre of the St. Helena’s coveted “red dirt.” Available by allocation October 2018.