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2007 Yountville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on March 22, 2010

New release: What a vintage! As Geoff, our Winemaker, says “On a year like this, the best thing for me to do is try to stay out of the way and let the fruit do the talking.” A spring, summer and fall of warm, sunny days and cool, foggy nights adds up to ripe, luscious […]

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2007 Napa Valley Syrah

by David on March 21, 2010

New release! When you crave deep, dark intensity this is the wine for you! Thick skinned and loaded with pigment, Syrah was born to make a statement! It’s such a pleasure to begin releasing our reds from the 2007 vintage. It was about as close to a textbook growing season as we could hope for. […]

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2006 ÆROS® Napa Valley Meritage

by David on October 20, 2009

For those who demand the very best – that’s ÆROS. This vintage marks the 11th ÆROS® release in our 24th  year history, so you know we’ve reached to the sky when those wings go on the bottle. ÆROS isn’t a single wine, but a series of limited-production wines made only in the exceptional vintages that […]

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2006 Napa Valley AmerItal Red

by David on October 19, 2009

Sleek, silky and food friendly – what more do you need? But what the heck is it? The “Ital” part is the grape varieties – in this case an unconventional, but delicious blend of Tuscany’s earthy Sangiovese and Piemonte’s fruit-driven Barbera. These low tannin, high acid varieties account for the above descriptors – the wine […]

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2008 Muscat Canelli

by David on September 28, 2009

New Release: You’re in for something deliciously sweet – our 2008 Muscat Canelli is dessert in a glass! Light as air, but intensely flavorful it’s loaded with apricot, peach, lychee and orange blossom. What could be better on a warm afternoon? And, do notice our stunning new label (if we do say so ourselves). Muscat […]

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2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on September 25, 2009

Lush fruit-forward flavors from our Yountville Estate. Rich with black cherry, raspberry, dark chocolate, and eucalyptus interwoven with toasty oak and spice. Pairings: Grilled steak or lamb, slow-cooked dishes, aged cheeses. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2006 Napa Valley Merlot

by David on September 25, 2009

Deep, luscious flavors of black cherry, cranberry, cocoa and vanilla with hints of nutmeg, white blossom and toasty oak. Pairings: Grilled steak or lamb, roast duck, pork, and slow-cooked dishes. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2006 Napa Valley Syrah

by David on September 25, 2009

Full and lush flavors of boysenberry, red cherry, dark chocolate and smoke finishing with a hint of earth, spice and toasty oak. Pairings: Grilled steak, wild game, slow-cooked dishes, sausages, aged cheeses. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

by David on September 25, 2009

Lush, generous flavors of ripe cherries, sweet raspberry, dried herbs and mint finish with toasty oak, spice and a hint of licorice. Pairings: Grilled steak or lamb, slow-cooked dishes, aged cheeses. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2008 Napa Valley Chenin Blanc

by David on September 8, 2009

Beautiful aromatics and soft, sweet flavors from old vines in the Napa hills – fresh pear, honeysuckle and a mouthwatering touch of citrus. Pairings: Duck, pork, shellfish, mild cheeses, slightly sweet fruit desserts. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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