My 7th vintage of Dry Creek Valley Cabernet is gorgeous and could be our best yet. Dark purple, with inviting aromas of red and blue fruit. There are hints of forest, candied boysenberry, and whisps of citrus. The oak is once again restrained, balanced and deliciously sweet. There are hints of fresh sawdust, cedar, and sandalwood that segues perfectly to fruit and acid flavors. The after taste goes on for days. The mouthfeel is as elegant as I've had from any California Cabernet - reminsicent of the old world styles of Napa in 1986 and the more modern 2007 vintages. The tannins flow from beginning to end: refined, polished, and almost unoticeable because of the balance between fruit, acids, earthiness, and barrel oak. Is it blue fruit or red fruit? The textures are fantastic from mid palate on... there's near perfection between creaminess, alcohol, cleanliness, and lip smackingness! Made ~ 200 cases. Discounts on 6 or more bottles.
Our 7th Cabernet Sauvignon comes to us from Alexander Valley. By sheer luck, famous grape grower Alex Vyborny had offered me some of his Cabernet fruit two weeks before fires prevented us from picking from Dry Creek Valley.
The location was a dream come true for me... his vineyards sit between the famous Silver Oak Cabernet vines and Peter Michael's world class properties in the middle of Knight's Valley. B-I-N-G-O!!
The wine is near perfection. The color is a deep dark reddish purple with inviting aromas of darker fruits. With hints of sandalwood, salty air, orange peel, and soft oak and wisps of cedar. The flavors are sublime and more complex than any wine we've done to date. There's blue and red fruit, but hints of milk chocolate and baking spices meld into the soft hidden grape of the Cabernet. It's how I imagine a 100 point wine would taste from Alexander Valley. The after tastes linger forever with mouthfeel perfection.
This reminds me of the old-world styles of Napa Cabs from the 80's and 90's but without the fruit bomb forward style that never ages. Drink from 2021 to 2026. Produced just 86 cases (Only 6 cases remain, a/o July 22nd). Discounts on 6 or more bottles.
Our 6th Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark purple, with inviting aromas of red and blue fruit. The oak is once again restrained, balanced and deliciously sweet. I get hints of fresh sawdust, cedar, and sandalwood that segues perfectly to balanced fruit and acidity. The after-taste goes on for days. The mouthfeel is at first spicy, but finishes elegantly. This reminds me of the old-world styles of Napa Cabs from the 80's. The textures and aftertaste perfect. Drink from 2020 to 2026. Produced ~ 200 cases. Discounts on 6 or more bottles. Sold Out !!
A Chardonnay from Dry Creek that blends old-world with new-world... Aged in French oak to create a near perfect balance of fruit, texture, and acidity. Imagine a California Chardonnay that was born in France. An amazing white wine with aromatics of Meyer lemon chiffon with whisps of minerality. For wine drinkers that are looking to blow their minds with near perfection in a white wine... Before Covid, a New York city Michelin-starred restaurant wanted it on their list. Too bad for them because we don't make enough... Only 60 cases made. Drink from 2019 to 2024. By the way, we only make Chardonnay about every 5th year - and it has to be spectacular. Just taste July 2021 and drinking perfectly.