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2016 Amaryllis

Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2016 Amaryllis Cabernet Sauvignon is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon with 4% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. This wine shows an unusual richness given its location, 1000 feet above the valley floor. While deep and mouthcoating on the palate, there is a classic tannic backbone underlying, reminding you of its mountain source. Extended time in the cellar will reward you in 3 to 5 years

Reviews

92+ pts – Antonio Galloni

92   pts – James Suckling

HARVEST NOTES

Heading into the fourth year of a prolonged drought, we had a warm, dry winter, which led to an early bud break in 2016. The growing season stayed ahead of normal through the entire season with no measurable rainfall until mid-October. Perched on an exposed shoulder up on Spring Mountain, this site gets plenty of sun, as it sits above the fog, basking in the warmth of the valley. the vines. With no rain through the summer, an early August thinning occurred, leading to picture perfect harvest weather on the 21st and 28th of September.

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2017 Eminence

Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2017 Eminence Napa Valley CabernetSauvignon is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, and 5% Merlot. This Cabernet is primarily sourced from Stagecoach Vineyard, showing a deep ruby/purple color, with an immense power just waiting to jump from the glass. Blackberries, cassis and a note of chocolate escape from the glass. A bit of patience on this wine, as a few years of aging will tame the tannic edge that drapes the mouth-coating fresh black fruits.fruits.

 

HARVEST NOTES

The winter of 2016-2017 finally showed some relief from the four straight years of drought seen in California. With a wetter than normal winter, the growing season started closer to normal, with flowering occurring late early June. 2017 saw ravaging wildfires in mid-October, that destroyed land and structures in both Napa and Sonoma. The normal vineyard source for this wine was damaged in the fires, so fruit from Stagecoach Vineyard was used in crafting this vintage, which was picked early on the morning of October 4th.

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2016 Ardante

Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2016 Ardante Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot. The source for this wine is from Yates Family Vineyard, up near the top of Mount Veeder. Showing mountain fruit characteristics, this wine is deep purple/ruby in color, with black fruits filling up the nose. Full-bodied, scores of blackberries, and black cherry flavors with a nice spice box base. A bit of patience on this wine, as a few years of aging will tame the tannic edge that drapes the mouth-coating fresh black fruits.

REVIEWS

94  pts – The Wine Advocate

93  pts – James Suckling

HARVEST NOTES

Heading into the fourth year of a prolonged drought, we had a warm, dry winter, which led to an early bud break in 2016. The growing season stayed ahead of normal through the entire season with no measurable rainfall until mid-October, which slowed things down. Hanging above the fog line most of the season, the vines remained healthy and dry. Lots of loose clusters with small berries showing a richness in the thick skins. The fruit was harvested early in the morning on October 10th.

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2016 Jetrois

Rutherford, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2016 Jetrois Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a single vineyard in the heart of the Rutherford AVA. It is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. This wine is dark ruby in color with showing notes of black cherry and cedar on the nose. The mid-palate is bolstered with the dark black cherry notes of the Merlot, with a layer of tannins supplied by the mountain Cabernet Franc. Still showing long on the finish, this wine provides both immediate and long-term enjoyment.

REVIEWS

93  pts – The Wine Advocate

HARVEST NOTES

Heading into the fourth year of a prolonged drought, we had a warm, dry winter, which led to an early bud break in 2016. The growing season stayed ahead of normal through the entire season with no measurable rainfall until mid October, which slowed things down. This allowed the fruit to have a few weeks longer and it showed in the quality of the fruit that was picked early on the morning of October 13th.

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2016 Prominence

Napa Valley
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2016 Prominence Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 60% of fruit from Stagecoach Vineyard and 40% from Spring Mountain. This barrel select wine was aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months. This wine offers up a combination of the power of Prichard Hill and the structure of Spring Mountain, while showing dark black cherry and cassis aromas, blanketed with spice and nutty notes. Full-bodied, this wine shows a veil of tannin layered on the juicy blackberry flavors. A fresh finish keeps this wine clean and tantalizing your palate. This wine has great aging potential and will reward by waiting 4 to 5 years.

REVIEWS

93 pts – Antonio Galloni

92 pts – The Wine Advocate

92 pts – James Suckling

 

HARVEST NOTES

Heading into the fourth year of a prolonged drought, we had a warm, dry winter, which led to an early bud break in 2016. The growing season stayed ahead of normal through the entire season with no measurable rainfall until mid-October. The Spring Mountain fruit was picked early in the morning on September 21st, while the Stagecoach fruit was harvest October 7th.

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2016 Jovana

Napa Valley
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

WINEMAKER NOTES

 

The 2016 Jovana Napa Valley Merlot/Cabernet Franc is a blend of 59% Merlot and 41% Cabernet Franc, The Merlot comes from Orchard Vineyard in the Oak Knoll district, with the Cabernet Franc coming from the top of Mt Veeder, from the Yates Family Vineyard. Showing dark ruby color, fresh blueberries, black cherries and cedar notes leap from the glass. The inviting nose is followed with a broad, juicy mid-palate that is kept in check with a fresh, clean finish. Very pleasing now but will show even better with two to four years of cellaring.

REVIEWS

90 pts – The Wine Advocate

90 pts – Antonio Galloni

HARVEST NOTES

Heading into the fourth year of a prolonged drought, we had a warm, dry winter, which led to an early bud break in 2016. The growing season stayed ahead of normal through the entire season with no measurable rainfall until mid-October. The fruit from both sources (Merlot from the Oak Knoll District and Cabernet Franc from the Mt Veeder AVA) were harvest before any rain arrived, being harvested in perfect, cool October conditions.

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2016 The Cairn

Catie’s Corner Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2016 The Cairn Pinot Noir is a single vineyard wine which comes from Catie’s Corner Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The fruit is sourced from two blocks, which are different clones (Wadenswil 1A and 2B). The must was fermented with 15% whole cluster providing a bit more mouthfeel and spiciness. The wine was stored on the lees, with monthly stirring, while aging in 40% new French oak. While this wine shows a bit more weight on the palate than the 2015, it still has the classic Russian River Valley characteristics with cherry cola notes enveloping a spicy red fruit dominated finish.

REVIEWS

92 pts – James Suckling

HARVEST NOTES

Heading into the fourth year of a prolonged drought, we had a warm, dry winter, which led to an early bud break in 2016. The growing season stayed ahead of normal through the entire season with no measurable rainfall until late October. pace.  The summer was warm, with sunny weather and no rain. 2016 was the earliest we had harvest this vineyard, with picking beginning in the early morning of August 29th.

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2018 Bliss

Rutherford, Napa Valley
Sauvignon Blanc

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2018 Bliss Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc is sourced completely from a single vineyard in the heart of Rutherford. This wine is a blend of 92% Sauvignon Blanc with 8% Semillon. Aged on partial lees and stirred regularly, this wine has picked up a fuller mid-palate which shows melon and tropical notes. Plenty of racy acidity shows through on the finish, leaving your palate clean while tantalizing your taste buds.

HARVEST NOTES

The 2018 growing season began with a relatively dry spring and just a bit below normal rainfall over the winter. Budbreak was close to normal, leading to flowering in late May. The summer didn’t see too many heat spikes, but we were treated to cooler than normal mornings, which slowed down the maturation process leading to a night pick on September 6th. The Bliss Sauvignon Blanc comes from a single block off Dalla Gasperina Vineyard in the heart of Rutherford.

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2018 Belle Reve

Yates Family Vineyard, Mt Veeder
Viognier

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2018 Belle Reve Yates Family Vineyard Viognier is sourced from a single vineyard high on the top of Mount Veeder. Showing a bit brighter than the previous vintage, this wine shows lovely white peach and pear fruits, blanketed with honeysuckle notes. Lots of lively acidity on the palate, with a hint of lemon cream and an oiliness that drapes the mouthcoating stone fruit flavors on the finish.

REVIEWS

92 pts – James Suckling

HARVEST NOTES

The 2018 growing season began with a relatively dry spring and just a bit below normal rainfall over the winter. Budbreak was on time, leading to flowering in late May. The summer didn’t see too many heat spikes, but we were treated to cooler than normal mornings, which slowed down the maturation process leading to an early morning pick on October 5th. The Belle Reve Viognier comes from two blocks in Yates Family Vineyard on the top of Mount Veeder.

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2019 Bliss

Rutherford, Napa Valley
Sauvignon Blanc

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2019 Bliss Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc is sourced completely from a single vineyard in the heart of Rutherford. This wine is a blend of 92% Sauvignon Blanc with 8% Semillon. Aged on partial lees and stirred regularly, this wine has picked up a fuller mid-palate which shows melon and tropical notes. Plenty of racy acidity shows through on the finish, leaving your palate clean while tantalizing your taste buds.

HARVEST NOTES

The 2019 growing season began with an above normal rainfall over the winter. Budbreak was close to normal, leading to flowering in late May. We saw a heat spike in June, and one more in August, but overall, the temperatures were warm, and not too hot. Maturation proceeded steady as the late August, leading to a night pick on September 5th.
The Bliss Sauvignon Blanc comes from a single block off Dalla Gasperina Vineyard in the heart of Rutherford.

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