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Leading into the 2014 season, drought conditions worried growers throughout Napa Valley. Yet, bud break came early and beautiful weather prevailed. Our reservoirs had filled, but water management in the vineyard was crucial.  Timely irrigation was essential to produce perfectly ripe fruit.

In the end, every piece of the puzzle came together. There were no damaging heat spikes during the growing season and ripening balanced the early bud break with an equally early harvest. What could have been a disappointing vintage turned out to be another beauty.

After very detailed selection in the vineyard, the most ideal fruit made its way to the winery. Then, pampered like the baby it was, the chosen grapes received optical sorting, barrel fermenting, and hand punch downs. Each step designed to allow a slow unfolding of the 2014 Eternity.

$135.00 per Bottle

The 2014 Estate Cabernet provokes exquisite expectations with its presentation of deep dark sienna and touches of ruby on the rim of the glass. This is followed by an intensely concentrated nose of dark black berries and cassis with additions of cedar, cherries and chocolate. While on the palate you experience a velvety entrance that remains round and rich with layers of cherry, sage, boysenberries, plum liquor and bergamot. Safely said, this beauty will satisfy all of the senses as it lingers for a long finish.

$91.00 per Bottle

With brilliant hues of diamonds and gold, the 2016 Wild Iris prepares you for something special. An explosion of fruit; pear, apricot, mango, peaches and touches of citrus satisfies all expectations. These hedonistic aromas are met with equal ripe fruit flavors and the delicate addition of white chocolate, jasmine and yellow raspberries.  A round unctuous texture, in perfect balance with fresh acidity, takes the 2016 Iris to a whole new level. This pleasure continues with an amazingly long finish. 

$44.00 per Bottle

The 2017 vintage will again dazzle you with brilliant hues of diamonds and gold as well as inviting aromas of pear, cassis, mango, honeysuckle and almond paste, topped off with hints of meringue and lemon pie.  With a fresh vibrancy these beautiful aromas develop on the palate in perfect balance with the acidity. The 2017 Wild Iris then leaves you with lingering honey and citrus.  Yum!

$36.00 per Bottle

The Korte Ranch is a classic old St. Helena Vineyard, planted around 1910, that is 100 Years ago!  Korte Ranch is head-trained and dry-farmed planted on the St. George rootstock and produces wonderful Zinfandel from the gnarly old vines.

$35.00 per Bottle

Bright, medium ruby color with purple overtones. The wine offers generous aromas of violet, plum, anise, cassis, and mint with restrained floral overtones. On the palate, the wine has well-balanced clean fruitiness. Elegant and light on the palate, with medium body and medium ripe tannins with juicy plum, cassis, blackberry, and dusty coffee notes in the background, all magnified on a long and subtle finish

$56.00 per Bottle

Brown Vineyard produces some extraordinary wines.  These wines have richness not common in Zinfandels without being overly alcoholic or sweet.  There is a balance in the acidity from the warm days and extremely cool nights.

The 2013 Brown Vineyard Zinfandel has bright aromas of cherries, plums and cinnamon, and hints of oak. This wine is rich and smooth with supple tannins and excellent acid balance. The flavors are cherries and raspberries with hints of vanilla and cinnamon spices.  The wine finishes with cherries and a little oak.

$51.00 per Bottle

Bright, medium ruby color with purple overtones. The wine offers generous aromas of violet, plum, anise, cassis, and mint with restrained floral overtones. On the palate, the wine has well-balanced clean fruitiness. Elegant and light on the palate, with medium body and medium ripe tannins with juicy plum, cassis, blackberry, and dusty coffee notes in the background, all magnified on a long and subtle finish.

$40.00 per Bottle

Deep, dark red color with a purplish hue. A powerhouse aromatic profile of blackberries, blackcurrants and black cherries, enveloped by earthy notes and toasty oak aromas that suggest toasted brioche.

$96.00 per Bottle

85% Cabernet Sauvignon (Ellman Estate Vineyard); 15% Merlot (Broken Rock). Our 2015 Jemma is marked by a deep ruby hue extending to the meniscus, with notes of pomegranate, cranberry, dried hibiscus flowers and graphite emanating from the glass. The palate is broad, with lush, ample tannins, and a delightful comingling of cassis, French tarragon, violets, forest floor and steak tartare that leaves you longing for more with each encounter.

$96.00 per Bottle

Sourced from high in the eastern Vaca Mountains of Napa Valley, the fruit for our 2016 vintage Sauvignon Blanc arrived at the winery packed with vibrant fruit flavors, intense aromatic character, and mouth-watering acidity.  This young wine is pure pleasure in the glass, with subtle notes of flint, wet clay, and lemongrass mingling with the forward tropical and citrus notes that frame the wine.  On the palate, the bracing acidity calls out for fresh seafood and a large body of water to pull up next to.  While it will continue to open and evolve with time in the bottle, this latest vintage of our Sauvignon Blanc can be enjoyed straight away.

$46.00 per Bottle
The 2016 Flanagan Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard was barrel fermented in 50% new French oak and aged sur lie in barrel for 11 months. This wine displays the classic Ritchie Vineyard attributes of rich, lush texture with great acidity. The palate offers Bartlett pear notes and ripe citrus. The minerality unique to the volcanic soils of this legendary Sonoma County vineyard completes the palate. This wine is a stunner.
$69.00 per Bottle