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Napa Valley Cabernet
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: 100% Napa Valley
Oak Aging: French Oak Barrels
Residual Sugar: Dry
Release Date: October 2015
Tasting Notes: All of the best elements of the varietal are seamlessly aligned in our 2014 Napa Valley Chardonnay.
This rich, complex Chardonnay is surprisingly bright and elegant on the palate. Lush aromatics open effortlessly into flavors of ripened melon and apricot. A creamy texture mid-palate is nicely balanced with refreshing acidity and mineral notes that carry the wine to a long, lovely finish.
Tasting Notes: With its lush ruby hue and refreshingly zippy acidity, you’d be forgiven for finding yourself transported to Northern Italy. Indeed, this is our Napa Valley expression of a grape originally from Piedmont – and a wine we’ve been making for our entire 55-year history.
Versatile and vivacious, this wine is filled to the brim with sweet red berry flavors and garnished with just a hint of orange peel, giving it a wonderful finish. A natural match for lighter fare or even a slice of pizza.
Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc hits the spot. A delicious expression of a beautiful vintage, and a bit of summer in your glass!
The aromatics seem to leap from the glass: tropical notes of passionfruit and citrusy lemon blossom, impeccably balanced on the palate with a lovely crispness and refreshing finish.
The perfect wine to savor with friends at your next picnic, or on the porch on a lazy summer afternoon.
Zinfandel 2012 Ink Grade Vineyard
Varietal: ZinfandelAppellation: Napa ValleyVineyard Designation: Ink Grade VineyardOak Aging: 2 years French oak barrelsResidual Sugar: DryAlcohol: 14.5%Release Date: September 2015
Tasting Notes: What a pleasure it is to release the 2012 Zinfandel from our own Ink Grade Vineyard. The wine is fresh and lively, as well as impeccably balanced — a stellar achievement by our winemaking team.
The zesty aroma sets the stage for the supple elegance of this appealing Zinfandel. True to varietal character, there are hints of raspberry and black cherry lightly layered with sweet anise and a dash of black pepper.
Trust us, you will delight in the vibrant flavors and approachability of this 2012 Zinfandel.