2015 Rosé de Saignée
Napa Valley 750ml
Every year we produce a tiny amount of rosé. It is a labor of love. The saignée method in which we make this wine is the practice of removing some of the juice from the just-crushed grape must in order to more deeply concentrate the phenolics, colour and flavor of another red wine (in this case that would be the 2015 Merlot, which is so much the better for having been bled). The 2015 Rosé de Saignée is 100% Merlot fermented and aged eight months in a neutral American oak barrel. Typical of our style, this rosé is robust with strawberry, lilac, and subtle citrus notes. (Pictured: 2013 Rosé de Saignée.)
32 cases produced.
2014 Sauvignon Blanc
St. Helena, Napa Valley 750ml
There’s something about Sauvignon Blanc that no other wine can match. With a translucent, pale gold color, this single vineyard wine from Handley ranch just north of the town of St. Helena was fermented in a combination of once-used, twice-used, and neutral French oak barrels and aged eight months in oak. Softly integrated flavors of acacia, hycainth, lemon, and vanilla bean emerge from the glass. On the palate the wine is full, striking but taut. We love the balance that we find in Sauvignon Blanc from this part of the valley: full and ripe flavors of peach with citrus on the finish.
150 cases produced.
Carneros, Napa Valley 750ml
Produced from sustainably farmed grapes grown at Loma Blanca Vineyard in the southern-most area of Napa Valley. The 2015 vintage was a wonderfully long and balanced growing season, and our Chardonnay was picked by hand, at dawn. The grapes were whole-cluster pressed and the juice fermented in neutral French and American barrels and aged 20 months in 20% new oak. A fruity and full-throttle Chardonnay that displays taut lemon-lime and spice on the finish. Super rich, ripe, and fleshy with notes of honeydew, melon, and pineapple.
96 cases produced.
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
The Oak Knoll District is a broad, expansive plain just north of the City of Napa, which extends modestly up the foothills of the Mayacamas and Vaca Mountains, dotted here and there by farmhouses and vineyards. This single vineyard wine comes from Jaeger Ranch on Big Ranch Road. The fruit was manually sorted and aged thirty months in a combination of French and American oak barrels, 50% new. The wine is balanced by sweet blackberry flavors and a tart raspberry sweetness that lingers on the finish.
100 cases produced.
RutherfordNapa Valley 750mlA single vineyard wine from the Rutherford AVA, the fruit for this Cabernet Sauvignon was sorted by hand and very lightly crushed, then fermented in stainless steel for thirty-one days. 10% Oak Knoll Merlot was blended in for aromatic complexity, and the wine aged thirty months in all French oak barrels, 80% new. This wine has extraordinary purity of fruit, with delightful notes of cassis, dark cocoa, and blueberry. The tannins are wonderfully soft and sweet, and the wine finishes with a touch of spice.
275 cases produced.
2012 Crosby’s Reserve
Napa Valley 750ml
As in every year, Crosby’s Reserve — named for our grandmother — is a barrel selection of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot aged for thirty months in all new French oak; one-half barrel of Merlot (10%) from the Oak Knoll District was added during maturation. The wine displays a depth of complexity, purity of fruit and concentration, with wholly absorbing and intriguing flavors of wood smoke, boysenberry, vanilla, milk chocolate, and cherry cola, with sweet tannins that finish on notes of ripe raspberry and a touch of heat.
104 cases produced.