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2018 Amaryllis

Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2018 Amaryllis Cabernet Sauvignon is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot. This wine shows an unusual richness given its location, 1000 feet above the valley floor. Dark, and dense color gives you an early impression of a serious wine. The wine coats the mouth with rich, dark berry fruit, and a sense of spice. 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

 

93 points – Jeb Dunnuck

92 points – Decanter

 

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 in September, leading to a harvest about 2 weeks later than the previous
vintage. Both blocks of this vineyard were picked on the morning of September 28th.

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2018 Eminence

Coombsville
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2018 Eminence Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, and 2% Malbec.  This Cabernet is sourced from Caldwell Vineyard in the Coombsville AVA. Showing a deep ruby/purple color, with an immense power just waiting to jump from the glass. This is characteristic of the Coombsville AVA, the coolest area in Napa that still can ripen Cabernet Sauvignon. 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 help develop the mouth-coating fresh black fruits.

 

REVIEWS

 

91+ points – Jeb Dunnuck

93 points – James Suckling

Decanter – Best Coombsville Wines – 2018

 

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 late into harvest, leading to a harvest about 2 weeks later than the previous vintage. Fruit was picked early in the morning on October 24th.

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2018 Ardante

Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2018 Ardante Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. 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 help tame the tannic edge that drapes the mouth-coating fresh black fruits.

REVIEWS

 

94 points – Jeb Dunnuck, Best Napa Valley Wines under $100

92 points – James Suckling

90 points – Decanter

 

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 leading into harvest, allowing the fruit to hang a little longer than normal. The two blocks off this vineyard were picked early in the morning on October 15th and 16th.

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2017 Jetrois

Rutherford, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2017 Jetrois Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a single vineyard in the heart of the Rutherford AVA. It is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. This wine is dark ruby in color with showing notes of black cherry and spice box on the nose. The mid-palate is bolstered with the dark black cherry notes 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.

 

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 in May. The summer was dry and sunny leading to an early morning harvest on September 14th. 2017 saw ravaging wildfires in mid-October, that destroyed land and structures in both Napa and Sonoma. The fruit for this wine was picked well ahead of the fire dangers.

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2018 Prominence

Napa Valley
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2018 Prominence Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with 5% Merlot. Only the best barrels, selected in a blind tasting from all of our Cabernet Sauvignon sources, make it into this wine. This reserve wine was aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months. This wine offers up a combination of power and structure from the best Napa Valley sources 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+ points – Jeb Dunnuck

94 points – 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 extending the growing out to the first of November. With this extended maturation on the vine, we were able to achieve great richness in the fruit before picking.

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2018 Jovana

Napa Valley
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2018 Jovana Napa Valley Merlot/Cabernet Franc is a blend of 64% Merlot and 36% Cabernet Franc, The Merlot comes from 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 points – Jeb Dunnuck

92 points – 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 with the both the Merlot and Cabernet Franc being picked early in the morning on October 6th.

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2017 The Cairn

Catie’s Corner Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2017 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. The 2017 The Cairn displays dark, red cherry notes, with a tantalizing spiciness on the palate. Richer than in years past, this wine will develop more with a couple of years bottle aging.

REVIEWS

92 pts – James Suckling

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 the last week of May. The summer was dry and sunny leading to a night harvest on September 7th. The Cairn Pinot Noir comes from two blocks off Catie’s Corner Vineyard in the Russian River Valley.

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2020 Bliss

Rutherford, Napa Valley
Sauvignon Blanc

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2020 Bliss Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc is sourced completely from a single vineyard in the heart of Rutherford. This wine is a blend of 100% Sauvignon Blanc. 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 2020 growing season went from hope and excitement, to literally crash and burn. Timing was everything with the 2020 harvest. When budbreak occurred around the end of February, we were blessed with warm days and clear skies. The growing season was moving along perfectly until the first of two fires hit the Napa Valley. Vineyards in the eastern part of Napa were most affected. Maturation proceeded steady, leading to a night pick on August 22nd. The Bliss Sauvignon Blanc comes from a single block off Dalla Gasperina Vineyard in the heart of Rutherford.

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2020 Belle Reve

Yates Family Vineyard, Mt Veeder
Viognier

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2020 Belle Reve Yates Family Vineyard Viognier is sourced from a single vineyard high on the top of Mount Veeder. Showing plenty of ripe stone fruits intermixed with fresh flower up front. This vintage has plenty of weight on the midpalate, with ripe pear notes, with which peach and a hint of spice. Richness, leading to fresh stone fruit flavors, are enveloped in a clean finish, leaving the lively fruit flavors lingering in your mouth.

 

REVIEWS

 

92 points – James Suckling

 

HARVEST NOTES

The 2020 growing season went from hope and excitement, to literally crash and burn. Timing was everything with the 2020 harvest. When budbreak occurred around the end of February, we were blessed with warm days and clear skies. The growing season was moving along perfectly until the first of two fires hit the Napa Valley. Vineyards in the eastern part of Napa were most affected. The Belle Reve Viognier comes from two blocks on Yates Family Vineyard near the top of Mount Veeder.

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