Light-bodied Cabernet with flavors of currants & berries. Smooth, easy, American Oak finish. Great summer red!
This is a dark, powerful wine, extracted from slowly and fully ripened fruit. On the nose the wine offers copious dark berry fruit, with nicely integrated, lightly toasted oak aromas, and hints of vanilla. In the background there are hints of pepper and spice, which elevate and balance the aromas of this wine. On the palate, the wine is big and well-extracted. It bursts on to the palate with a deeply layered texture and medium grain tannins that, followed by a lush midpalate on long lingering finish.
Deep ruby color. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and caramel. Juicy flavors of plum, blackberry, and caramel. A well-balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with good acidity, soft tannins, and a long finish.
Crimson in the glass with aromas of dark chocolate, cherry and a hint of roasted coffee. Rich and full textured on the palate with profound dark fruit. The finish brings succulent tannins and is long reaching, sticking with you until the next sip.
This offers a svelte blend of dried red fruit and berry flavors that show fresh, minerally focus, followed by notes of white pepper and cooking spices on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 27,500 cases made, 100 cases imported.
A vibrant red, easygoing and snappy, with black cherry, licorice and dusky spice flavors. Drink now through 2026.
The Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon is bright red ruby in color and has an expressive nose showcasing fresh red fruit and a hint of mint, complemented by dried fruit and sweet spice. Velvety on the palate, this wine starts out friendly but firm, with fine tannins and flavors that reiterate the wine's aromatic profile of dominant fresh red and black fruit accompanied by hazelnuts and sweet spices.
Soft-edged, but focused, with gently mulled plum and black cherry fruit, caressed with a singed vanilla note on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 2,500 cases made. — JM
An elegant version, with firm earthy notes to the star anise, green cardamom and cigar box spiciness, backed by a touch of Dutch cocoa powder. Reveals spiced plum, cassis and kirsch flavors that are plump and velvety, with a long finish. Drink 2020 through 2030. 7,000 cases imported.
A handsome red, elegantly structured and expressive, with black cherry, toasty spice and bay leaf accents. Drink now through 2027.
Created by Chuck Wagner of Caymus Vineyards, this wine is delicious, accessible and enjoyable over a meal. It’s made from the “bonanza” of our great state – vineyard sites that hold potential to produce good Cabernet but are often overlooked. Features flavors of luscious fruit, dark chocolate and silky tannins.
Kosher, Mevushal. Plum, cherry, cassis. 85% Cab, 15% Merlot. Rich, smooth.
Direct, with easygoing bramble, plum and anise notes. Shows sweet spice and toast on the finish. Drink now.
Brambly blackberry and dried cranberry with notes of sage and eucalyptus on the nose, this intense and complex cabernet sauvignon shows remarkable balance. Opulent flavors of leather, cigar box, and blackberry dominate the long, expressive mouthfeel with richly integrated tannins on the finish.
Deep ruby in color, the Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of fresh black currants and cherries accompanied by subtle smoky notes and dried spices. On the palate, this lavish powerful wine is layered with juicy blackberry, ripe cherry, vanilla bean and brown butter. It’s full-bodied and rich, balanced by a touch of bright acidity and firm polished tannins.
This packs in some serious plum compote and cassis flavors, liberally wrapped in dark licorice and finishing with a swath of sweet toast and tobacco on the broad finish. Nice mineral underpinning keeps it honest. Fairly accessible despite its heft. Drink now through 2034. 55,000 cases made. — JM
Solid, with a tarry-edged core of black currant and dark cherry fruit that melds nicely with light alder and tobacco notes on the finish. Fresh acidity keeps this driving along. Drink now through 2024. 38,000 cases made. — JM
Plum and berry aromas are followed by spice, cedar, and cassis notes. Fried red cherries, pomegranate, and plum flavors are complemented by hints of vanilla and pie spices. The wine is soft, full, rich, and well-balanced with ripe tannins.
Aromas of ripe black fruit, mocha, dried herbs and licorice. Opulent but structured, this versatile wine has supple blue and black fruit notes accented by dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a silky, lingering finish.
Deep, maroon red in color. The aromas are of dark, ripe red berries, and on the palate, the wine has initial notes of raspberry and wild strawberry which evolve into generous currant flavors with hints of tropical notes. There is still a brambly quality of red berry and plum, but also strawberry guava, and damson plum. The rich layered flavors are met with fine-grained, velvety soft tannins and a hint of red earth and caramel, while maintaining the impression of fresh-picked ripe fruits on the finish.
Ripe and caressing in feel, with cassis and plum paste mixed with toasted vanilla and sweet tobacco. A subtle cedar twinge adds range on the generous finish. Drink now through 2028.
Welcoming red fruit aromas waft from the glass in this 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Waves of red currants and plum sauce roll across the palate with notes of red licorice and spice-dusted blackberry fruit flavors. Full-bodied with fine-grained tannins, the finish has a hint of caramel and lingers.
Intense black currant and fig paste notes roll through here, inlaid with anise, graphite and mulling spice accents. Features a smoldering edge on the finish. Good character. Best from 2020 through 2028. 1,700 cases made. — JM
Distinctive, with sweet bay leaf, sassafras and a sanguine note all taking the lead, while a core of gently mulled red currant and blackberry fruit follows. Shows a nice herbaceous/brambly energy through the finish. Drink now through 2028. 40,000 cases made. — JM
A nicely focused version, with cassis and bitter plum puree supported by a graphite spine, which is well-buried in the fruit. A judicious apple wood frame lets the fruit play out, with a late hint of chaparral. Drink 2022 through 2032.
The wine shows off dense Cabernet Sauvignon character accented with vanilla, balancing spices and toasty oak from traditional barrel aging.
Seamlessly woven in black cherry and cocoa, our flagship Cabernet is sumptuous and seductive in structure and complexity. The palate offers flavors of hazelnut, baked plum, and cloves while brilliant acidity on the finish balances the concentration of flavors and tannins.
This wine is a bold experience with sensual depth and richness- surrender to deep ripe Bing cherry notes, blackberry, toast aromas and dive into flavors of blackberry, cassis, fragrant earth, dark chocolate, with very finely grained tannins, just the right amount of oak and a long smooth finish.
Open and plush in feel, with a pretty, savory frame surrounding gently mulled plum and blackberry notes. Light tobacco and warm stone details chime on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 25,000 cases made. — JM
"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa has more cassis, tar, camphor and an attractive, fleshy, full-bodied mouthfeel, impressive ripeness and body. This is a solid Cabernet to drink now and over the next 10-15 years." -Wine Advocate
A muscular wine with deep tannins, a rich mouthfeel, sumptuous fruit and tremendous potential for aging. Forceful, concentrated notes of ripe currants, blackberry and cherry layered with hints of anise and toasted cedar, echo through a long, plush finish that is framed with sweet cream. 92+ pts - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Rough Mountain fruit tannins are softened by an explosion of flavors of brambly blackberry, prune, and dark cherry. A subtle dash of new French and Hungarian oak barrels add structure as well as some notes of mocha, spice and tobacco.
Nose: Blackberry jam, vanilla, and allspice leap out of the glass yet gracefully yield to notes of dried plum, coffee bean, and perfume with some patience.
Palate: Deceptively soft up front, with fresh strawberry and raspberry immediately apparent. These instantly give way though to density and concentration of flavor as the tannins and acidity come into focus.
Finish: The finish is elegant and balanced with the aforementioned ripe flavors and textures of the vintage comingled with bright acid, cocoa, cre`me de menthe, and chalky minerality.
This pushes a mix of zesty loganberry and boysenberry fruit to the fore, with hints of anise, mesquite and sweet spice filling in behind. Brambly grip and a toasty note hold the finish, leaving an ever-so-slightly firm edge, but there's enough fruit to keep this going. Best from 2021 through 2027. 9,325 cases made. — JM
This wine is vibrant dark purple with a fuchsia rim. The nose is expressive, with aromas of red fruit, cassis and toast. The wine is full-bodied, packed with flavors of boysenberry, raspberry and black cherry, along with notes of sweet tobacco, cedar and vanilla. Supple tannins carry through to a lingering finish.
This is solid, with a big core of currant, fig and boysenberry paste flavors that are powerfully rendered, framed by a roasted apple wood note and backed by a thread of licorice snap at the very end. Approachable for the fruit and cellar-worthy due to the gutsy grip. Best from 2020 through 2030. 1,411 cases made. — JM
This has a rounded, fleshy feel to the mix of creamed plum and cassis flavors. Light flashes of sassafras and loam provide that Oakville hint, while the fruit holds sway overall. Drink now through 2024. 9,000 cases made. — JM
Dark, with a flicker of charcoal weaving amid steeped plum, loganberry, black currant and boysenberry fruit flavors. Features flashes of sweet bay leaf and licorice root that underline the briary finish, which has good energy. Best from 2023 through 2034. 40,000 cases made.
Edgy, hard black licorice flavors give this muscle and body, imparting a chewy character, with touches of graphite and roasted herb. Shows firm tannins and cedary oak nuances. Best from 2020 through 2031. 405 cases made. — JL
The 2014 Celani Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 20 months in 90% new French oak barrels, and was bottled without fining or filtration. The result is a wine that is an aromatic powerhouse with ripe, roasted blackberries, black raspberries, blackcurrants, ink, black cherries in cream, and roasted nuts. Hints of dark chocolate, violets and wild sage add to the aromatic complexity. This is a mouth-filling wine exploding with black and blue fruit flavors, a touch of sexy oak, and a lush, ripe mid-palate. The tannins integrate seamlessly with the wine’s intensity, and the finish is amazingly long. The 2014 Celani Cabernet is drinking beautifully now and will age effortlessly over the next 20 plus years.
There's a well-endowed core of warmed cassis and steeped plum fruit here, splashed with a sassafras note and backed by roasted applewood and melted black licorice on the finish. Rich in feel throughout. Best from 2022 through 2034.
A rich, showy style, with a very creamy texture to its mix of warmed vanilla, plum and boysenberry puree, and melted black licorice flavors. A mocha notes swirls around the fruit on the finish.
Tilts to exotic in profile, with mulberry and boysenberry compote notes liberally scored with singed anise, fruitcake and Christmas pudding notes. A tarry coating on the finish adds more oomph, while the overall polished feel makes this accessible now. For fans of the style. Drink now through 2034. 4,850 cases made.
uper ripe red raspberries, cloves, mocha and licorice are some of the many notes that emerge from the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve.
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve flows across the palate with layers of expressive dark red fruit, spices, new leather and licorice. The style is rich and enveloping throughout, with notable silkiness and exceptional polish. Hints of white pepper and orange peel add an attractive upper register on the finish.
Luxurious dark cherry, boysenberry, blackcurrant and black fig aromas, with scents of oak toast and dark chocolate, introduce layers of rich, deeply concentrated, yet elegant flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, fig, currant and fresh cherry. The wine's vibrant acidity, supple, seamlessly integrated tannins and impeccable balance contribute to a round, plush mouthfeel, leading to a long, savory finish marrying rich boysenberry fruit, French oak spice and a hint of dark chocolate. Remarkably delicious young, this classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will develop even greater allure with another 7-10 years' bottle age.
A light dusting of charcoal falls across a core of gently steeped black currant and blackberry fruit, while tobacco, bay leaf and cedar notes slide in on the finish. Solidly built. Fans of the rustic style will dig this. Best from 2020 through 2026. 1,400 cases made.
Ruby in color, the 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of cassis, caramel, juniper and pomegranate. Lifted and vibrant on the nose, this wine is fresh on the palate with a juicy, fruit-forward core. Its silky mouthfeel will provide drinking pleasure through 2044 given proper cellaring conditions.
Matches intensity with refinement, with subdued oak shading rich dark berry, espresso, graphite and cedar notes, ending with a long, full finish that echoes the core flavors. Best from 2021 through 2033. 1,700 cases made. — JL
This shows a zesty mix of sage and grilled savory notes, backed by a sleek black currant, plum and black cherry core. The singed alder and mesquite frame shows on the finish, which is tightly focused and youthfully closed for now, with just a bolt of iron showing. When this rounds into form, it will be a winner. Best from 2023 through 2036. 1,259 cases made.
Quite lush in feel, with creamy waves of plum sauce, melted black licorice, açaí berry reduction and sweet toast rolling through, laced with subtle alder and bay leaf notes and ending with a sanguine hint amid the fruit. The buried structure will carry this in the cellar as well. Drink now through 2032. 9,000 cases made. — JM
Offers alluring warm plum sauce and crushed açaí berry aromas and flavors that move through this with focus despite the rather lush feel. Subtle alder and sage accents line the finish, with a nice underpinning of iron. Distinctive in feel and profile. Drink now through 2030. 2,750 cases made. — JM
Bright, ripe and lively, with a zesty mix of loganberry, plum and blueberry flavors, infused liberally with licorice snap, bramble and apple wood notes. Everything knits nicely on the finish. Rock-solid. Drink now through 2030. 6,220 cases made. — JM
A sleek, refined style, with ample density to the core of cassis, plum and dark cherry compote notes but without overt muscle or heft, picking up light cedar, alder and savory accents along the way. Shows a subtle iron twinge at the very end. Best from 2023 through 2035.
Combines structure with elegance and polish, offering expressive black berry, mocha and thyme accents that take on richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025. 2,744 cases made. — TF
Bold aromas of dusty plum, pomegranate, graphite and cedar overly nuanced undercurrents of pink peppercorn and mulling spices. This powerful wine’s classically savory palate also displays hints of blueberry and dark chocolate, which lie in perfect balance to its generous structure and dense tannin prole.
Deep ruby in color, our 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is an opulent wine with notes of cassis, ripe raspberry, toasted coconut and shiitake mushroom. This wine has a rich entry, depth through the mid-palate, great structure without being heavy and exceptional length on the finish. Fresh cherry flavors balanced with floral notes and a subtle hint of black pepper add a beautiful complexity. Plush tannins lend to its ageworthiness. Given proper cellaring conditions, this wine will show beautifully through 2040.
This standout red offers svelte entry but quickly accelerates to a rich and well-structured palate, built around flavors of black cherry, plum and baking spices that never waver, gaining dimension from fresh mineral acidity and subtle loam and bay leaf nuances. Ends with rich, well-integrated and mouthcoating tannins as well as hints of cocoa. Drink now through 2028. 11,500 cases made, 4,000 cases imported.
An intense and rustic red, offering a rangy mix of dried berry, earth, leather, roasted herb and tobacco leaf flavors. A cool-year Cabernet that should benefit from cellaring, yet will always show its sturdy build. Best from 2014 through 2026. 5,315 cases made. — JL
Centered on a firm core of dark, rich, cedary blackberry and wild berry flavors, with licorice, anise, spice, herb and woody notes. The wood is the major flavor and textural theme, gaining a stronger sense of balance on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2030. 7,194 cases made. — JL
A classic Napa Cabernet in terms of weight, expression, density and proportion, from the initial spicy, seductive mocha, cedar and cigar box scents to the vibrant offering of perfumed currant, cassis, plum and wild berry. Best of all, the finish retains focus, showing tannic strength without overexerting itself. Long and detailed on the finish, this is an ideal candidate for a decade or more of cellaring. Drink now through 2030. 10,000 cases made. — JL
Beautifully proportioned for the long haul, this is deep, complex, firm, focused and structured, showing tiers of savory herb, dark berry, cedar and sage flavors, ending with ripe, chewy tannins. Best from 2020 through 2032. 7,716 cases made. — JL
This brims with intense dark berry, mocha and espresso flavors, with just enough tannins, tempting you to take another sip. Best from 2022 through 2034. 1,200 cases made. — JL
The 2017 La Sirena Cab is very dark blackberry in color, with the ripe, layered aromatics of Cab Sauv and a lifted note from the addition of Cab Franc. Across the palate the wine is vibrant, balanced, and explosive with flavor. Soft and silky in texture, yet has a powerful structure and expression of fruit. Flavors are black fruit-driven with dark cherry and berry notes dominating, layered with sweet toasty French oak as a complement. Ageworthy yet approachable as of this tasting. Tannins are pretty mild in this vintage, not needing much time in the bottle at all. A great example of classic Napa Cab - purely delicious!
This zeroes in on a rich, hedonistic core of wild berry, blackberry, plum and currant flavors, with a graceful, elegant mouthfeel and supple, caressing tannins. The long and powerful yet refined aftertaste keeps reverberating fruit generosity while maintaining Cabernet's strength of personality. Drink now through 2030. 21,249 cases made.
This delivers almost unbridled plum sauce, blackberry preserves and melted licorice flavors, but keeps a smoldering edge for form while picking up alluring black tea and incense notes on the broad finish. There's a long echo of chocolate adding to this hedonist's delight. Drink now through 2032. 23,165 cases made. — JM
Dark, rich and intense, a vibrant, deeply concentrated and firmly tannic style. Young and tight, this wine packs in lots of rich, chocolaty plum, black currant, cherry, anise and sage and herbal flavors. Really revs up the flavors on the finish, with unfolding layers of complexity and depth. Best from 2004 through 2014. 1,800 cases made. — JL
A graceful youngster, rich without being weighty, focused on deep blackberry, licorice, cedary oak, sage and underbrush notes. Ends with chewy, grippy tannins that give traction to the flavors. Drink now through 2030. 285 cases made. — JL
Combines polish with a firm, complex structure, offering blackberry, black olive and smoky accents that build richness toward fine-grained tannins. Best from 2021 through 2027. 4,975 cases made. — TF
The 2019 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced primarily from the Champoux Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, one of the most historic vineyard properties in Washington State. Rich and layered with excellent balance, the wine reveals flavors of blackberry, black cherry, cassis and plum fruit that coat the entire palate in a horizontal, broad fashion. Complex notes of violets, sandalwood, soy, black truffle, walnut, forest floor and minerals are some of the aromas and flavors to be discovered in this complex and decadent wine.
Vivid açaí, plum and blueberry reduction notes are inlaid with a solid graphite edge, giving the fruit a foil as it moves along. Bright anise and roasted apple wood elements frame the finish, which ends with the fruit showing power and energy. Best from 2021 through 2030. 1,450 cases made. — JM
Beautifully rendered, with a focused beam of gently mulled red and black currant fruit that glides through atop a subtle but persistent loamy structure. Light tea and alder notes fill in throughout, ending with a wave of fruit that is alluringly lined with latent mineral tension. Best from 2021 through 2040. 4,030 cases made. — JM
Very pure, with a piercing edge to its racy cassis, plum and blackberry coulis flavors, this moves along authoritatively while staying relatively light on its feet, with violet, savory and iron threads lining the mouthwatering finish. Beautifully rendered wine that should age gracefully. Best from 2022 through 2040. 4,278 cases made. — JM
Red Rock Terrace often expounds with dark cherry and black currant flavors, ripe, mouthcoating, velvety tannins and notes of tea, iron and savory dried herbs.
Ripe, warm and alluring in feel, with a velvety texture, the core dripping with cassis, plum reduction and melted red licorice notes. The long finish moves slowly while maintaining definition, with subtle black tea and sage hints peeking in, adding range and intrigue. Should age nicely. Best from 2021 through 2038. 2,400 cases made. — JM
This shows the dark sage and tobacco edge of the vintage, with a core of gently steeped plum and blackberry fruit emerging slowly. Smoky details pervade the finish, which displays a serious bolt of graphite. Best from 2021 through 2036. 2,400 cases made. — JM
This drips with rich blackberry, boysenberry and raspberry fruit flavors and is liberally laced with licorice root and singed alder notes, delivering a nice tarry tug through the finish as the fruit drips. Shows a twinge of the vintage's rusticity in its tannins, but it's a heck of an effort in this tricky year. Best from 2023 through 2036. 2,400 cases made.
Lively on the palate, it offers dense raspberry, blueberry and blackcurrant framed by vibrant acidity and persistent layers of firm tannins. The defining freshness of the 2017 vintage is exquisitely preserved here while also demonstrating substantial power. Nowhere is this more evident than in the wine’s lingering finish that recalls freshly roasted coffee beans and cocoa. The wine delivers great pleasure today owing to its expressiveness, but its promise will only grow for the next 15-20 years.
Frankly ripe but well-focused, with blackberry and creamed boysenberry notes flowing through atop the polished structure, while cocoa and black licorice frame the finish. A subtle hint of sassafras lingers at the end, adding textural nuance. This has the stuffing to age well. Drink now through 2038. 2,400 cases made.
This towering Cabernet tightly wraps its supple, expressive core of currant and boysenberry flavors with subtle hints of cream, espresso and dried herbs, flowing seamlessly into the long, vivid finish. Offers depth and power without apparent weight. A knockout. Best from 2015 through 2030. 441 cases imported. —
This delivers a gorgeous mix of rich, vibrant blackberry, wild berry, currant and cassis flavors, taut and firm, with chewy tannins and dusty, cedary earth details on the finish. Ends with a burst of black licorice and graphite. Drink now through 2030. 1,500 cases made. — JL
A benchmark for the vintage, thanks to its gorgeous display of warm cassis, mulled plum and macerated blackberry fruit stitched with subtle loam, juniper and bay leaf accents, in a reserved style. Warm earth tones reverberate through the lengthy finish, dovetailing perfectly with the suave fruit. A real beauty. Best from 2023 through 2040. 1,790 cases made.
Zesty, with snappy cherry, smoked fennel and pepper flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
There's a lovely savory thread here, with details of crushed rock and white pepper along with a touch of lavender to complement the plump blackberry, plum and blueberry flavors. Shiraz and Cabernet. 3,000 cases imported. — MW
The cabernet notes sing in this mountain red--
herbs, tobacco, and red fruit.
Supple and elegant, with pretty cherry, rose petal and orange peel accents that linger on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2026. 20,058 cases made. — TF
It is a perfumed wine, with elegant aromas of ripe black fruit recalling fig and blackcurrant, typical of the Cabernet Sauvignon from this area. The Syrah makes its presence felt with delicate aromas of sweet spices and leather that heighten the character.
Fresh and juicy on the palate, due in no small part to the percentage of Tempranillo in the blend. The Carmenère lends smooth, round tannins for a light sweet sensation that lingers on its pleasing finish.
Aromas of berries, plums, and allspice with flavors of cherries, currants, cassis, and vanilla. Our prize offering, the ultra premium Claret, sports a label that honors the first Cabernet Sauvignon blended in a Bordeaux style by Gustave Niebaum in 1910. Claret is a term originally coined by the British to describe Cabernet-based wines. This Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc blend is alluring and sophisticated; it is memorably lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum and anise. Borrowing tradition of European wineries, we add gold netting to bottle to signify outstanding quality of wine.
The Tillerman red blend exhibits a deep purple hue, with notes of ripe wild berries, black cherry, and baking spices on the nose. Layered flavors of black currant and raspberry lead to a long finish of dark chocolate spice.
This shows good purity to dark cherry and currant flavors, with sanguine notes gliding along. Acidity and tannins build a nice structure that supports the fruit as this flows continuously on the palate, ending with a mineral-singed finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2024. 6,000 cases made, 4,000 cases imported. — AZ
Explosive aromas of sweet red cherries, cinnamon, fresh summer fruits and crazy floral notes lift this brilliant translucent red wine. More concentrated than the 2014 with more palate weight that doesn’t sacrifice the lift and verve. We recommend you drink this wine chilled and frequently.
Zesty and appealingly built, with lively red currant and cherry flavors highlighted by tomato leaf and spice. Builds toward snappy tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Zinfandel. Drink now through 2027. 32,500 cases made.
Quadriga, a “chariot carried by four horses”, is an ancient Italian symbol of triumph. Celebrating our Italian heritage, we created a proprietary blend of Sangiovese, Primitivo, Barbera, and Dolcetto. With aromas of lavender and plums, our unique combination opens with red delicious apple, followed with blueberries and foral notes.
Bursting with intense red fruit on the nose. Massive entry with blackberry, black cherry, dark chocolate, and spice with a long, smooth finish. Concentrated and complex with flavors that will continue to be teased out.
Strikes an appealing balance between generous jammy notes of blackberry and huckleberry with firm tannins, salted toffee and espresso flavors. Spicy finish. Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Juicy and forward, with a lightly jammy edge to the mix of plum, blackberry and black currant fruit, though there's some brambly-edged grip and a dash of anise to keep it honest enough. A cedary twinge checks in on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2023. 8,302 cases made. — JM
Lithe and well-structured, with a richly savory blend of dark fruit, mineral and Asian spice flavors that feature peppery hints. Shows a note of forest floor on the ripe finish. Malbec, Petit Verdot, Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink 2021 through 2024.
Features notes of dried meat and dark chocolate to the ripe red fruit and spice flavors. Smoky hints show on the finish. Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Sirah and Cabernet Franc. Drink now. 1,157 cases made. — KM
Offers a slightly tangy mix of loganberry coulis, anise and spearmint notes, with good racy structure and a lingering savory hint. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2021. 10,325 cases made. — JM
Vibrant aromas and flavors of red and black berries, black tea, cedar, earth, vanilla, blackberry and cassis, combine with a full mid-palate with considerable, round tannins. Lingering sweet oak notes of creme brûlée and dark chocolate add great depth. This wine's upfront silkiness and roundness make for a delicious selection now and will drink well for 15-20 years.
A bold and jammy blend, plump with personality, offering blackberry, espresso and smoky, peppered beef flavors that build structure toward medium-grained tannins. Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2028. 31,020 cases made. — TF
Aromatics with gravity, the wine pulls you in with notes of blueberry, black fig, bloodied strawberry and hints of musk and rhubarb. Bold on the entry, the palate exudes rich notes of dark plum and ripe framboise with a slightly chalky texture. The wine transitions effortlessly to a finish of black cherry, sweet licorice and some quick drying tannins. - Winery
“… offers up a complex and classy bouquet of cassis, black cherries, tobacco leaf, a touch of menthol, dark soil tones and a judicious framing of cedary oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and very suave on the attack, with a fine core, moderate tannins and fine length and grip on the well-balanced finish.”
- John Gilman; View from the Cellar
Warm and velvety in feel, with a well-toasted frame that melds into the core of steeped currant, plum and blackberry flavors. A loamy tug through the finish keeps this grounded. Not shy on heft but pulls it off. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah. Best from 2020 through 2028. 17,300 cases made. — JM
The slightly cooler temperatures of the Oak Knoll District have gained acclaim for producing some of Napa Valley’s most refined Merlots. With its lush and captivating aromas, medium body texture, and long lasting finish, this wine is a prime example.
Notes of cranberry and licorice charm your senses as they mesh together to create an attractive candy aroma. On the palate, white pepper characteristics layer over the combination of red fruit, and dark chocolate flavors. Finely grained tannins create a dry finish, adding structure and sophistication to this elegant, estate grown Merlot-based blend.
Pure, clean and graceful, this is very rich and well-structured, with a deep, layered core of currant, blackberry, mocha and underbrush, ending with a long, lingering aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2027. 5,700 cases made. — JL
Connoisseur's Guide sez: “Immediately impressing with its sense of crafting and polish and as rich and refined in flavor as it is in aroma, the latest Antaeus marries the deep, dark berry fruit of Zinfandel with a bit of Cabernet cassis and is structured long distinctly claret-like lines. It is layered and long and thoroughly involving right now, but its balance and youthful vitality are the markers of a wine that will grow effortlessly.”
Jammy, a touch sweet and loaded with toasty oak, offering easy accents of cinnamon and spice. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Charbono. Drink now through 2027.
‘Left Bank’ Red Cuvée Master Blend is ‘generous on the palate’ …with lots of rich & delicious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon fruit! Lush black-cherry and blackberry fruit on the nose & palate, along with hints of chocolate, coffee and cassis notes!
This vintage is a deep scarlet red that lends to its refined elegance. Aromas of pink peppercorn, oregano and cherry cobbler brood from the glass, while a bouquet of fine cedar and bourbon vanilla prove perfect integration of oak. The first sip shows it’s a classic Napa Valley red wine, driven by Bing cherry, brûléed sugar, with hints of violet and cinnamon. Finishing with a dusting of dark cocoa, this wine will leave you smiling after every sip. 110 cases. 21 Months on 35% new French Oak
Bold and brooding, this Zin-based blend is a cornucopia of aromas and flavors, with deep blackberry, smoky anise, black pepper, clove and other dusky spice notes that build tension and structure toward broad-shouldered tannins. Hands off for now. Zinfandel, Carignan and Mataro. Best from 2024 through 2032. 800 cases made.
Tightly focused, featuring a slightly angular core of tannins and acidity, plus blackberry, lead pencil and stony mineral accents. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2019. 1,320 cases made. — TF
This blend of 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Franc from “Beau Terroir,” a vineyard in southwest Napa Valley, could easily be confused for a high end Right Bank Bordeaux from an exceptional vintage. It’s that good. All the expected Bordeaux descriptions rattle off my typing fingers: tobacco, black currant, blackberry, pencil shavings, cedar and sandalwood. The fruit is a smidge more pronounced than its old world counterparts because, hey, it’s Napa. Ultimately the vineyard speaks the loudest with its savory, soily, spicy character showing in the wine. Medium bodied, acidity skates about, fine tannins, complementary French oak.
"As always Todos possesses the most exotic, complex and compelling aromatics of the lineup. Highlighted by black truffle, jasmine, five spice, black pepper and clove. Driven by dried blueberry, Mission fig and aged balsamic. Hints of dried tobacco, mint and baking chocolate combine with a tidal wave of velveteen black fruit on the palate. A wine of extreme power, but also delicate and proportional balance. Strikes me as the most approachable Todos since 2006 and also possibly the finest since that date." Matt Dees, Winemaker
Fruit fans will dig this for its open and inviting display of açaí berry, plum sauce and warmed cassis aromas and flavors, all laced with melted black licorice and given a light mocha cloak on the broad, polished finish. A subtle savory tobacco element in the background adds a counterpoint, but this is aimed squarely at the hedonist crowd. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink 2022 through 2025.
Polished and generous, oozing with details of blackberry pie, Earl Grey tea, black licorice, star anise and dried lavender, with more savory notes of cigar box, rosemary, cassis and black pepper. Accents of cream soda and salted caramel linger on the finish. Cabernet and Shiraz. Drink now through 2032. 18,086 cases imported. — MW
Unctuously rich and juicy, with concentrated dark cherry and blackberry flavors that are loaded with cooking spice accents. Features ripe tannins and savory hints on the long, creamy finish. Carmenère and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2026. 18,000 cases made, 5,350 cases imported. — KM
This red blend is full of black cherry, clove spice, blackberry cobbler, and vanilla toast.
The mouthfeel is full on the entry and the soft tannins and balanced acidity are a delicious combo.
Representing the best of Oregon’s east and west wine growing regions, the 2017 vintage of Grand Cheval beautifully combines traits of both. Dark fruit and mocha envelope the palate, with firm but integrated tannins built to age. Bright acidity and a liveliness on the palate ensures balance. This wine is the quintessence of power and strength, while still speaking to its roots in Oregon.
This sports a core of mulled loganberry and mulberry fruit along with licorice snap and roasted alder. Open-knit and juicy through the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2030. 854 cases made.
Displays a rich and ripe profile of plum and berry accented by mineral acidity and notes of singed alder and cinnamon bark, adding toasted herb notes that linger on the finish around fine tannins and details of kirsch. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2024. 7,729 cases made, 350 cases imported.
A potent, distinctive style, with loamy earth and graphite details amid the rich dark berry, licorice and savory herb notes, ending with repeating flavor themes and a foundation of firm, fine-grained tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Drink now through 2032. 9,000 cases made. — JL
A ripe, fleshy style, with dark currant, fig and blackberry fruit, steeped with sage, tobacco and warm licorice notes. A light alder hint stitches up the finish, showing latent, mineral-tinged grip. Solid. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Best from 2020 through 2032. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 9,000 cases made. — JM
An elegant, graceful style that shows depth, richness, polish and finesse, centered on a core of plum and dark berry flavors, with loamy earth, cedar and licorice notes, firming nicely on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Best from 2019 through 2029. 9,000 cases made. — JL
Very fresh in feel, with a racy and refined core of cassis, damson plum and raspberry reduction notes inlaid with black tea and anise hints. A subtle mineral edge adds length to the finish, with the fruit showing nice restraint despite its youth. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Drink now through 2035. 10,000 cases made. — JM
Dark garnet in color and nearly black at the core, the wine opens with concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry and wild blueberry, delicate notes of red raspberry and lavender, and a fresh waft of crushed slate. The silky entry is intense with cassis, black cherry and bitter chocolate, yet bright with red cherry and plum, grounded by notes of crushed stone. This powerful wine crescendos into a long, lingering finish.
Extraordinary in its depth, complexity and concentration, this wine requires time, patience and decanting. Best after 2020 it will reveal increasing opulence over time, and age gracefully well beyond twenty years of cellaring.
Sports a very forward set of cassis and creamed plum notes before giving way to a firmer, more authoritative iron, warm earth and singed alder profile. Grippy and dense through the finish, but there's cut and drive, with a savory edge adding good energy. This just needs some time for the mineral side to settle in with the fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Best from 2024 through 2034. 10,000 cases made.
Combines deep, ripe dark berry fruit with crushed rock, cedar and lead pencil notes, and the tannins have a green bitter edge. A step back in richness and complexity for Insignia, this is built for cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2014 through 2024. 10,540 cases made. — JL
The 2011 Insignia is layered with aromatics of dark fruit, cardamom, tobacco, Herbs de Provence and graphite on the nose. Fresh and lively this elegant wine boasts bright red cherry, blackberry and espresso throughout the palate with supple tannins. 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc.
Packs a wallop, perhaps overly so, with extracted dark berry flavors and tannic muscle. The drying sensation on the finish distracts from the ripe blackberry, earth, cedar and gravel notes. Aromas of cassis, currant and blackberry offer more promise. Either way, this is built to cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2017 through 2030. 15,000 cases made. — JL
Firm, dense and deeply concentrated, this offers a powerful thrust of flavors, with mocha- and espresso-laced blackberry, black licorice and cedar notes, revving up on the finish. Long, pure, driven and persistent, this seems set for a long life. Best to cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Best from 2015 through 2028. 11,060 cases made. — JL
Rich and full-bodied, but exhibiting the lift of a brighter red. The dark berry flavors give this an elegant mouthfeel and ease the tannic strength. Tempting now but worth cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2032. 12,300 cases made.
Rich and juicy, with layers of blackberry, subtle herb and spice, cedary oak and gravelly earth, accented by shades of tobacco and cigar box. Maintains a consistent weight and range of flavors through the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2032. 14,500 cases made. — JL
This red offers lots of spice, cedar, gravel and lead pencil flavors, with the woodiness overshadowing the trim fruit. A Bordeaux-style version that begs for cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2022 through 2032. 12,500 cases made. — JL
Delivers showy fruit, with layered flavors of warmed boysenberry, blackberry and açaí berry paste, framed by a subtle alder hint and backed by warm earth and cast iron details on the finish. Not shy, and well-built for the vintage. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2038. 7,600 cases made. — JM
This is laden with flavors of dark currant, blackberry and black cherry preserves, infused gently with alder, incense and black tea notes, all carried by a long swath of fine-grained tannins. Hints of warm stone and tobacco gild the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2021 through 2035. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 13,500 cases made. — JM
This is richly layered, with cassis, crushed plum and blackberry puree flavors moving through slowly but steadily, while warm earth, ganache and black licorice notes follow along. Picks up a tarry edge on the finish as the fruit takes an encore. For fans of the muscular, fruit-driven style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2036. 17,000 cases made. — JM
Showing a lustrous dark ruby, the 2004 Opus One presents aromas of violets, cedar, black tea leaves, black pepper and brioche. A soft, creamy entry gives way to a concentrated mid-palate; elements of cassis, toffee and cocoa round out the rich flavors of the wine. Intense fruit, bright acid and sturdy tannins promise resilience and longevity.
The 2011 Opus One expresses fresh aromas of bright fruit, herbs de provence, bay leaf and cassis which give way to subtler notes of black tea and white pepper. The wine's round tannins and creamy texture envelop the familiar flavors of fresh cherry, cranberry, and boysenberry with a touch of dark chocolate. This polished and age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a satiny finish and a slight grip off tannin at the close.
The 2011 Opus One is composed of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Malbec
The 2012 Opus One effuses fresh dark fruit aromas accentuated by subtler notes of forest-floor and graphite. The wine's round mouthfeel and satiny tannins wrap around classic flavors of cassis,blackberry and black cherry. This refined and age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a long lingering finish, with lively acidity and a sturdy structure at the close.
The fruit is decidedly restrained in style, without the vivid punch typical of the vintage, but the gently mulled currant, cherry and bitter plum flavors are well-delineated and persistent, while notable savory, thyme and tobacco leaf notes play a prominent role alongside. There's a racy beam of acidity piercing through it all and a lingering iron note on the finish. An excellent example of the style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2036.
Our Merlot has a bright ruby color with aromas of juicy, ripe, red cherry, dried herbs and vanilla spice. On the palate, it has good acidity and firm tannins, with flavors of cherry and blueberry leading to a long, lingering finish.
R Collection Merlot fills the mouth with smooth cherry, raspberry, and plum flavors that effortlessly meld with hints of earth and spice and ultimately culminate in a toasty vanilla finish. Full-bodied, yet approachable, the wine displays a good balance of acidity and tannins.
Aromas of cherry, dusty plum, cassis, cola, eucalyptus and cocoa powder in the glass. This is a fruit forward wine with nice balance and flavors of red cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, dark fruits, and dark chocolate. The finish is juicy and structured with a long finish.
Robust dark plum and dried dark cherry flavors show hints of fig in this big, juicy style. Dense dark chocolate accents linger on the finish, which is loaded with mocha and Asian spice. Drink now through 2025. 35,000 cases made. — KM
This offers a suave core of well-spiced cherry compote and plum tart flavors. Smoky hints show on the finish. Drink now. 4,500 cases made. — KM
Offers a narrow beam of refined currant, tobacco and spice flavors that build tension and tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2028.
The Stymie Vineyard typically yields a Merlot with a rich, deep red color and firm body, exhibiting aromas of chocolate, jammy fruit, tobacco and pepper. The palate reveals a rich, well-structured wine with layers of ripe red currants, anise, chocolate-covered cherries, a peppery mid-palate, and just a hint of coffee. This high-quality fruit produces an excellent, long-lasting finish and smooth tannins.
A dark purple in the glass, aromas of black cherry and blueberry compote greet the nose. Flavors of mocha, chocolate and spice spread across the plush palate with suggestions of menthol and spice cake. Full-bodied with juicy tannins, the finish has a nice little spice to it.
Leans into peppery notes up front, with juicy red berry and plum flavors at the core and toasted herb, cigar box and bittersweet chocolate notes on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2033. 1,330 cases made, 462 cases imported.
This red is a well-framed mix of dark fruit and Asian spice flavors that are supported by firm acidity and tannins. Savory breadth on the snappy finish. Drink now. 9,000 cases made. — KM
Juicy, with good cut to the savory-inflected dried red berry and cherry tart flavors. The sleek finish is crisp and minerally. Drink now through 2023. 47,207 cases made. — KM
A deep purplish red, this wine is rich on both the nose and the palate. Scents of lush dark plums mix with candle spice, saddle leather, floral notes and cocoa baking powder. A sweet smokiness calls to mind the smell of a campfire burning in the woods. The palate starts off smooth and continually expands, with earthy flavors of oak. Gritty, finely textured tannins build all the way through the finish, which lingers with notes of bittersweet chocolate and ripe berries.
Powerful and rich-tasting, with a flush of red fruit flavors that quickly fill with sweet tobacco and sanguine notes. Paprika and rich spice accents on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 3,400 cases made. — KM
Powerful, rich and complex, with a refined mix of currant, dark cherry and plum tart flavors backed by suave, medium-grained tannins. Well-defined slate and loamy notes stretch out nicely on the finish, with black olive hints. Drink now through 2027. 4,678 cases made. — KM
A lively red, with light- to medium-bodied flavors of dried red fruits, flanked by minerally accents.
A brilliant, rich garnet color, it opens with lifted fruit aromas of ripe strawberry, plum and sweet Bing cherry, along with light cedar and spicy vanilla notes. Bold and expressive boysenberry, plum, cherry cola and toasty mocha flavors lend complexity and depth on the palate. The vibrant acidity is well balanced by sweet oak and subtle herbal notes, with structure and depth seldom seen in Pinot Noir.
This is bursting with off-dry raspberry and toasty oak flavors, with generous spice and tea notes that finish with nubby tannins. A style some will love more than others.
This Pinot layers in the complexity and tension, showing accents of raspberry and cherry that are laced with dusky spice and black tea. Drink now through 2028. 16,000 cases made. — TF
Smokey with a beautiful raspberry nose offset by fresh black pepper. On the palate, a balanced acidity gives way to suggestions of forest floor and a striking depth of ripe berry fruit. The silky mouthfeel is well complemented by structured tannins. Hints of mocha and Christmas spices mingle on the finish along with vibrant flavors of cassis and vanilla.
Fruity and redolent of spiced cherry and baked plum. Plenty of loamy notes on the ripe finish, with hints of chocolate. Drink now. 48,544 cases made. — KM
Tightly focused, this offers polish and structure, with layered raspberry and cherry flavors, laced with stony mineral and green tea notes and finishing with refined tannins. Drink now through 2028. 6,900 cases made. — TF
Sleekly structured and savory, with expressive raspberry, violet and smoky tea accents that pick up speed toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2028. 4,497 cases made. — TF
Generous and lively, with rose petal, raspberry and cherry accents that glide on the long, sleek finish. Drink now through 2028. 13,000 cases made. — TF
Broad and luscious, this red features black cherry, boysenberry, mineral and spice aromas and flavors. It's concentrated and supple, yet well-built, with a spine of tannins and acidity emerging on the lingering aftertaste. Drink now through 2028. 7,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. — BS
Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir offers warm tones of baking spice, wild sage, balsam and classic cherry coulis. Fine tannins and bright, juicy acidity give structure to the red berry palate.
An expression of dark cherry, blackberry, earth, tobacco and spice flavors. Rich and juicy, with a lingering aftertaste of tart cherry. Drink now through 2027. 400 cases imported. — BS
This displays an impressive presence, smooth and succulent, with vibrant cherry, raspberry and apricot notes and touches of white pepper, anise seed and toasted cumin. The texture is smooth, with firm tannins that add an appealing traction on the finish. Drink now through 2033. 4,500 cases made, 3,500 cases imported. — MW
Elegant and sleekly focused, with complex and precise raspberry and dark cherry flavors accented by crushed stone and cinnamon notes that glide toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. 2,061 cases made.
The nose is fresh and shows great depth with raspberry crumble, dried wild strawberries, orange peel and milk chocolate shavings. Medium-to-full-bodied, with lots of spciy, crunchy red fruit, tangy acidity, firm tannins and a long finish.
With a lovely crimson hue, the wine immediately makes itself known in the glass with lofty scents of fresh picked berries and dark fruits interlaced with hints of potpourri, sassafras, licorice, forest floor and roasted chestnuts. On the palate, the fresh and expressive flavors of ripe blackberry, boysenberry, dark cherry and raspberry are underscored with nuances of mineral, black truffle, cardamon, clove and a touch of fine-grained oak. Big, round and opulent in texture. The complex flavor profile is balanced with a rich, creamy texture, supple tannins, and a nice burst of bracing acidity leading to a long, dry finish.
Intermingling notes of earth and flowers move to an explosive mid-palate of red fruits and plum followed by an elegant, bright, lifted finish. Stock up and experience the evolution of this wine over the next decade.
Polished, refined and delicately expressive, with lovely rose petal, cherry and spiced tea flavors that build richness on the long finish. Drink now through 2028. 3,800 cases made. — TF
The raspberry coulis and cherry compote flavors are fresh, with a thread of acidity that highlights rosemary and loam details. Velvety tannins firm up on the finish. Drink now through 2029. 3,000 cases made, 500 cases imported. — MW
Shows salted caramel, maraschino cherry and wild blackberry and blueberry flavors that are plush and robust, with expressive notes of espresso, forest floor, sage, spice and tobacco lingering on a long, velvety frame. Drink now through 2030. 600 cases imported.
On the nose, aromatics of blueberries and dark fruit transition to notes of cigar box and roasted coffee beans in the glass. The palate is elegant with silky tannins and fresh ripe fruit flavors that are heightened with a kiss of vanilla that hits as the wine finishes.
A burst of fruit is at the core of this structured red, with bright notes of cherry and tart blueberry accented by steely mineral and black tea accents that race toward bright tannins. Drink now through 2028. 387 cases made. — TF
A true stunner, this Pinot has a ruby red plum hue which leads to a youthful, fruit driven nose of dark cherry, vanilla, and hints of cinnamon and clove. The ripe, juicy palate explodes with flavors of cherry compote, vibrant acidity, and undertones of raspberry and cranberry.
Polished and sleekly built, with expressive dark berry, violet and spiced tea accents that build complexity toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. 1,012 cases made. — TF
Graceful in its complexity and elegantly expressive, offering lithe raspberry and cherry flavors that are laced with a hint of crushed stone and black tea that build tension toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2029. 650 cases made. — TF
Ripe, with a savory richness, this offers raspberry and red plum flavors backed by firm acidity. Tannins build on the finish, which offers slate and spice notes. Drink now through 2022.
Concentrated red currant, plum and raspberry flavors are finely articulated, with ample hot stone and cooking spice notes. Crunchy acidity on the finish features accents of dried thyme. Drink now through 2025. 7,612 cases made. — KM
WINEMAKER: Daniel Brennan
In most ‘reserve’ wines, producers tend to make more extracted, riper or more oaked wines with the idea it delivers more for the price. That’s not my thoughts at all (particularly for Pinot Noir) and why I decided to call this range ‘Testify’. It’s my hand on heart best effort from each vintage. And for Pinot Noir I wanted to create a more elegant and pure wine, which not necessarily a ‘bigger’ wine. This is more precise, selective and really the best Pinot Noir I can produce at the time I made it.
Glistening ruby-red. Expansive aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, candied flowers, vanilla and baking spices; a smoky mineral flourish gains strength as the wine opens up. Coats the palate with appealing sweet boysenberry and cherry liqueur flavors that tighten up and become spicier on the back half. Shows fine clarity and floral lift on a long, velvety finish shaped by finegrained, even tannins.
Precise and sleekly structured, with expressive cherry, savory spice and orange zest aromas that take on flesh and elegant tannins on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2027. 10,172 cases made. — TF
Ten is named for the ten Pinot Noir clones found on our estate vineyard. Our most masculine wine, it is brooding and intense, with firm, mature tannins and a long, velvety finish. Ten is not for the faint-of-heart and has been known, on occasion, to convert even the most fanatic Cabernet lover.
A brooding and intense wine. The aromas begin with notes of black cherry, tuberose and fig, then a myriad of savory spices, and a hint of jasmine. Firm, mature tannins—evidence of Ten’s
ageability—are followed by a long, velvety finish.
Gutsy, showing tannic muscle, this offers tidbits of dark berry, with grainy, gripping tannins and notes of cedar and crushed rock. Complete, but should improve with cellaring. Drink now through 2022. 1,693 cases made. — JL
Intense aromas of wild cherry and strawberry mark this supple red. Hints of flowers and Eastern spices augment the fruit that plays out on the vibrant finish. Best from 2021 through 2035. 411 cases made, 70 cases imported. — BS
Smoke, sandalwood and white pepper notes add aromatic complexity to the core flavors of plump plum, cherry and black currant. Generous and harmonious, with velvety tannins lingering. Drink now through 2027. 12,000 cases made. — MW
Rich and juicy in flavor, with maraschino cherry, red licorice and fresh raspberry puree notes up front, plus matcha, dried lavender, star anise and fresh tobacco hints that linger. Despite the generosity of flavor, there's a light airiness in texture, with supple silkiness coming from polished tannins. Drink now through 2030. 15,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. — MW
Full of freshness and bright youthful fruits, the 2018 vintage brings an opulence and class to the wines. Aromatic plum and raspberries with freshness and balance, the wine has a round central core of red fruit that gives way to a complex mid-palate full of cassis, dark cherry, spice and vanilla. While offering
immense pleasure in its youth, the 2018 Woodcutter’s - Shiraz will certainly develop into an impressive wine with a few more years in the cellar
A sophisticated Syrah, refined and tightly focused, yet expressive, with huckleberry, bay leaf and smoked pepper flavors that gain speed toward big but polished tannins. Drink now through 2026. 1,643 cases made.
Impressive for the concentrated notes of blackberry, cassis and framboise, with touches of dried violet, black walnut and black pepper. Dense tannins and espresso and tobacco details linger on the finish. Drink now through 2034. 9,560 cases imported. — MW
A wine that recalls Côte-Rôtie and Châteauneuf du Pape, this Syrah is both bright in fruit and brooding in its earthen intensity. The nose offers a concentrated bouquet of wild game, strawberry jam, brambly berries, croissant, crushed violet and sweet cigar wrapper. It is a beautifully layered effort, and on the palate shows olive tapenade, boysenberry, herbs du provence, venison stew and spicy tobacco leaf. A full-bodied wine throughout, it finishes with sweet beet, soft tannin and pink peppercorn spicing.
10% Petite Sirah
Clear, ruby-purple with medium plus viscosity and slight tear stain. Very expressive nose highlighting fresh and jammy dark berries, orange peel, bacon fat, smoke, and mulled plum with hints of bergamot and purple flowers. Notes of Mexican chocolate and five-spice emerge with air. Medium plus to full bodied with medium, fine-grained tannin, medium acid, and a long finish. Exhibits a high degree of aromatic complexity, with layered berry and savory components.-MF
Thick, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins and powerful, ripe blackberry, huckleberry and blueberry flavors that show aromatic accents of allspice, Earl Grey tea, vanilla bean, milk chocolate and dried violet on the finish. Drink now through 2036. 45,165 cases made, 32,950 cases imported.
A succulent, juicy red, with huckleberry, plump blackberry and blueberry preserves that show hints of salted dark chocolate, dried violet and cardamom. Beyond the generous fruit flavors is a structure of polished tannins, with hints of palo santo, dried herbs and tobacco, adding depth and intrigue on the finish. Drink now through 2046. 3,600 cases made, 1,980 cases imported. — MW
Densely complex and expressive, with dark berry, smoky cracked pepper and cardamom flavors that build power toward big, powerful tannins. Syrah, Merlot and Petite Sirah. Best from 2020 through 2026. 1,100 cases made. — TF
Wild berry flavors mingle with forest floor, cigar box, black tea and spice notes. Plump and juicy, showing harmony on the finish. Drink now. 6,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. — MW
The dill, smoky mahogany, cedar and tobacco notes are distinctive and aromatic, balanced against wild blackberry and huckleberry flavors. Intense and bold, with rustic tannins. A smoky baconlike accent lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 450 cases made, 273 cases imported. — MW
Aromatic and distinctive, with chai tea, black walnut liqueur and sandalwood details to the plump blackberry and kirsch flavors at the core. Generous and ripe, but the spice and cigar box elements on the finish add a restrained punctuation point. Drink now through 2035. 3,806 cases made, 1,148 cases imported. — MW
A deeply structured blend that combines power with richness. Aromas of blackberry and crushed rock open to layered, complex flavors of black cherry, espresso and smoky cracked pepper. Tannins are big but fleshy. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2017 through 2028. 3,300 cases made. — TF
Offers a lush, juicy mix of blackberry, blueberry and black cherry flavors that appears seamless, integrating with notes of amaretto, clove and lavender. Plush, juicy and very generous on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2034. 1,156 cases imported. — MW
An utterly majestic Shiraz, sleek and seamless, brimming with ripeness on a framework that allows for grace and expressiveness in equal measure. The intensity of fresh blueberry and plum fruit holds attention until the nuances kick in, offering glints of exotic spice, coffee, cocoa, bay leaf and mint. Shows tremendous presence without a lot of weight, the tannins noticeable but not even close to getting in the way. A great wine now, with plenty of room to grow. Drink now through 2040. 330 cases imported.
Presents a wonderful profile of blueberry, red currants, and silky structure. An additional few minutes in the glass reveal underlying mineral nuances that make this wine really stand out. The moderate alcohol nature of this Zin provides smooth tannin and structure, making the palate very well balanced. The fruit is evident but not overpowering, with layers of black cherry, mixed berries, currants and all spice. This Zinfandel speaks to the old vine DNA of this wine, with earthy mixed berry characters and subtler hints of white and black pepper. The finish lingers on, creating a mouth-watering desire for another sip.
Blend: 81% Zinfandel, 19% Petite Sirah
Plump and briary, this is a zesty update on old-school Zin, offering wild berry, underbrush and licorice flavors that build richness and structure on the lively finish. Drink now through 2028. 100,685 cases made. — TF
Appealing for the lively and briary dark plum, dried sage and black licorice flavors. Drink now through 2023. 60,000 cases made. — TF
Jammy fruit, pepper and spice, cherry cola and mincemeat come together in the aroma to a rich full bodied wine with bright red fruit. Oak aging contributes to the rounded complexity with just a hint of sweetness from the addition of port. Try this wine with any grilled meat or chicken, or pair with pizza, pasta or burgers.
This Zinfandel presents bright boysenberry aromas with hints of sandalwood and
vanilla. A juicy, jammy texture is loaded with generous flavors of wild raspberry, black
cherry, plum, mocha and cedar. Spicy black pepper notes join mouthwatering acidity
on a beautifully balanced finish.
A juicy bomb of fruit, this red is also well-structured, with lively raspberry, toasty spice and roasted sage flavors that linger on a snappy finish. Drink now through 2028. 9,085 cases made. — TF
This 2018 Russian River Valley Zinfandel is rich with strawberry and blackberry fruit aromas. The body is bold and full of chocolate, blackberries, and vanilla with the finish comprised of black pepper.
A zesty and plump red, with wild berry, toasted sage and cracked pepper flavors that build layers toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2027. 1,200 cases made. — TF
Plump and zesty, with lively raspberry and smoked pepper flavors that speed toward lively tannins. Drink now through 2024. 4,000 cases made. — TF
Fine vanilla and oak, slight black pepper and clove, coriander spice, raspberry, and black cherry aromatic’s. Flavors follow the aromatic profile with the initial being raspberry together with plum and bruised strawberry, clove, and pepper finish. Tactile - very soft no hard tannins and long soft finish.
Plump and lively, with zesty blackberry, smoky anise and cracked pepper flavors. Drink now through 2024. 13,560 cases made. — TF
Wiry and briary, with medium-bodied blackberry, smoky meat and pepper flavors that persist toward snappy tannins. Drink now through 2029. 5,704 cases made. — TF
A bold and brawny blend, offering straightforward dark berry and savory spice flavors. Ends with a peppery accent. Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Barbera. Drink 2022 through 2030.
Balanced and inviting, the wine opens with a concentrated nose of ripe strawberries, red plum, allspice, vanilla and a touch of black licorice and cigar box. A smooth and enveloping entry of dark red fruits and creme anglaise leasds to a fresh and bright mid-palate. The soft and integrated tannins finish at length with a pleasing texture of bakers chocolate.
76% Zinfandel, 13% Charbono, 6% Grenache, 5% Petite Sirah
Briary varietal layered Zinfandel with notes of blackberry, fig, pomegranate and violets. Balanced with a fleshy center and hints of coffee and bright currents.
Sleekly polished and structured, with expressive rose petal, black raspberry and smoked pepper flavors that build tension toward broad-shouldered tannins. Best from 2021 through 2029. 1,385 cases made. — TF
Giuseppe & Luisa Zinfandel has a bright nose with comforting aromas of raspberry compote, warm vanilla and white peach. Mouthwatering upon entry, the palate does not disappoint. Lush layers of juicy raspberry, red plum and nectarine fill your mouth while light barrel spice flavors linger in the long, fresh finish.
The 2017 Petite Sirah berries were very small and slightly dehydrated resulting in an impressive wine with very dark, opaque color, beautiful nose of concentrated blue berries and blackberries that leads to a full body mouth feel with engagingly soft tannins. After short aeration the nose opens up with the addition of cocoa, slight earthiness followed by brown sugar and a touch of vanilla-contribution of the new oak barrels. Overall the aromas are of fresh dark fruit and very attractive. Longevity, if stored properly, is one of the virtues of this variety and it will give you the most enjoyment in 5-8 years.
The aromas of boysenberry compote with dark roasted coffee and a hint of vanilla would be equally at home alongside grilled ribs or a flourless chocolate cake. On the palate there is a supple mouthfeel framed in by refreshing acidity further lending itself to a variety of food pairings. This dry wine has a sweet personality and is rich but not cloying. Enjoy now through 2030
Dark and brooding, and while lacking some of the polish of previous vintages, this packs in plenty of power and richness, plus notes of blackberry, spice box and smoky tobacco. Finishes with big but refined tannins. Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2027. 22,000 cases made. — TF
This Malbec has an intense and lively deep red-purple color. Fruity notes of plum, raspberry, dry fig and raisins along with floral notes of violets. Complex and harmonious wine, with a soft and velvety entry, firm tannins and lovely juicy finish. Enjoy it with smoked and grilled meats and prepared spicy meats.
Offers dark cherry and plum flavors that are fleshy and filled with tannic power. Minerally midpalate, with a finish that is loaded with baker's chocolate accents.
Beautiful deep violet color with exploding aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and violets framed by hints of oak and mint. The wonderful aromas are mirrored on the palate, and they are joined by ripe plum fruit and a hint of toasty vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, and a hint of mint on the finish. This is a ripe and rich style of wine, reigning in the fruit and focusing it into a long finish. A wine that truly struggles between its fun and serious side. This is what Malbec is all about. 95% Malbec, 5% Cabernet.
Loamy notes accent the dried cherry and coffee flavors. Offers a toasty finish, with iodine hints. Drink now. 2,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.
Aroma: perfectly ripe red fruits. A wide variety of aromas of oak wood are noticeable as well; vanilla, smoke, toasted and spicy.
Mouth: Concentrated, expressive and appetizing. silky tannins that give way to a torrent of sensations on the palate, with a long and convincing finish.
Well-structured and juicy, with dark cherry and plum tart flavors that feature firm tannins and acidity. The spicy finish offers baker's chocolate notes and peppery hints. Drink now through 2024. 13,500 cases made, 3,500 cases imported.
Black cherry, currant and candied plum flavors mingle with leafy and menthol notes in this broad red. Firm, well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity keep this balanced. Big and graceful. Drink now through 2025. 300 cases made, 60 cases imported. — TM
This lively red combines depth with energy. Bright berry and cherry flavors mingle with notes of fresh herb, cocoa and toast, supported by light tannins and crisp acidity. Focused and harmonious. Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo. Drink now through 2025. 375,000 cases made, 15,000 cases imported. — TM
Saturated ruby color. This wine has a strikingly aromatic nose that offers a pungent array of fruit, floral and herbal scents. Sweet cherry-vanilla and cola flavors coat the palate and are enlivened by juicy acidity. Supple tannins gain strength on the finish, which strongly repeats the cola and floral qualities.
Cherry, cocoa and raspberry notes are matched with mountain herb and spice elements in this concentrated red. Supple tannins give texture through the peppery finish. Cariñena, Syrah and Garnacha. Drink now through 2025. 6,500 cases made, 3,800 cases imported. — GS
Intense, deep, dark-cherry red; clean and bright. The still glass evinces penetrating aromas, with outstanding balsamic, spicy notes of fine wood. After swirling, these lead to intense notes of dark forest berries —ripe blueberries and blackberries— against a background of black pepper, liquorice, cloves and roasted coffee. Broad structure, balanced acidity and elegant, fine, ripe tannins. Aftertaste with spicy notes of wood, cloves and black pepper.
Cedar and sandalwood notes mingle with flavors of cherry, tobacco, forest floor and licorice in this savory red. Polished and balanced, harmonious and deep. Drink now through 2025.
This red shows an earthy character, with loamy earth, tar and tobacco notes framing dried cherry, licorice, orange peel and forest floor flavors. It's harmonious, with a spicy finish. Tempranillo and Garnacha. Drink now through 2026. 11,000 cases imported. — TM
A sleek and layered red, featuring a concentrated range of blackberry coulis, fig cake and mocha notes, with aromatic accents of candied violet, dried thyme and minerals. Balanced and fresh, with juicy acidity and sculpted tannins that create a firm impression on the spiced finish. Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Best from 2024 through 2029. 5,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported.
This plush red delivers mouthfilling flavors of blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate, mineral and baking spices, with full, integrated tannins and balsamic acidity. Bold and expressive, in the modern style, but remains focused. Drink now through 2022. 900 cases made, 500 cases imported. — TM
Thick and smooth, this red shows black pepper, tobacco and espresso notes around a core of plum and loamy earth flavors. Muscular tannins and balsamic acidity contribute to the brooding character. Decant. Best from 2020 through 2035. 4,583 cases made. — TM
This red remains fresh and juicy, featuring cherry, berry and licorice flavors mingling with smoke, coffee and mineral notes. Light, firm tannins and orange peel acidity keep this balanced. Drink now through 2021. 18,333 cases made, 4,800 cases imported. — TM
A mix of earth, cherry and plum marks this light-bodied red, which is direct and balanced. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now.
Intense ruby red color. Fragrant aromas, with dark fruit and floral nuances. Medium-bodied palate, with black cherry and plum flavors and hints of spice.
Rosso di Altesino has a vibrant ruby red color and inviting aromas of ripe berries and forest fruits. Incredibly supple on the palate, with excellent body and balanced structure.
Open and fluid, this red evokes blackberry and blueberry fruit, framed by earth and underbrush notes. There's a solid structure, with bright acidity in tandem with dusty tannins. Sangiovese, Colorino and Pugnitello. Best from 2023 through 2030. 33,300 cases made, 11,400 cases imported. — BS
Rich and sumptuous, boasting pure flavors of cherry and raspberry, matched to a juicy texture. There are plenty of tannins neatly folded into the overall structure, with hints of mineral and tea on the long, expansive finish. Best from 2017 through 2024. 15,000 cases made. — BS
Bright cherry, currant and raspberry flavors highlight this sleek, fluid and harmonious red, which finishes with a light grip of tannins. Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2024. 18,000 cases imported. — BS
Overall, this red is balanced, with cherry, plum, iron and earth notes forming a ripe, sweet center to offset the solid, dusty tannins. Finishes with freshness and a lingering element of fruit. Best from 2022 through 2040. 375 cases imported. — BS
A contemporary style, this red wraps cherry, plum and tarry earth flavors in a cloak of spicy, resinous oak. Feels a little overwhelmed by the oak today, revealing a firm, tannic finish. Needs time. Best from 2022 through 2033. 700 cases made, 350 cases imported. — BS
A core of sweet, ripe fruit grabs your attention, featuring cherry, plum, leather, earth and spice notes. Powerful, with burly tannins. The long aftertaste echoes the fruit, earth and spice elements. Best from 2021 through 2035. 2,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. — BS
Complex aromas of cherry, mint, camphor, leather, vetiver, iron and cigar box draw you in, while the flavors repeat these themes. Firmly structured, with a dense matrix of tannins and lively acidity for support. Best from 2025 through 2050. 4,166 cases made, 1,350 cases imported. — BS
Plum and earth flavors mark this ripe, meaty red. Shows good freshness, winding down with leafy and tobacco notes. Delivers fine balance and a long finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 48,300 cases made.
A lively, fluid red, displaying cherry, black currant, cedar, iron and spice aromas and flavors. Taut and balanced, with a slightly reserved finish today. Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%). Drink 2022 through 2028. 17,500 cases made, 5,000 cases imported.
This red finds a compromise between cherry fruit and savory, woodsy and leather notes. Backed by firm tannins, this remains fresh and long, with a mineral element trailing. Best from 2020 through 2033. 1,750 cases made. — BS
A fluid style, with pure cherry, raspberry and floral notes emanating from the vibrant structure. Leather, tobacco, spice and mineral details add depth as this unfolds into a long, expansive finish. The tannins are solid and integrated. Best from 2020 through 2035. 4,000 cases made. — BS
Big and fleshy, with loads of blackberry, dark chocolate, olive and vanilla character. Full and chewy, with beautiful ripe fruit and quality tannins. This is juicy. Layered, dense and beautiful. A Merlot for the cellar. Best after 2012. 1,250 cases made, 450 cases imported. —
An enticing version, whose vibrant character sets the pace for fresh black cherry, blackberry, iron and tobacco, with a frame of oak spice. Round and solidly built, this persists with lingering accents of fruit, mineral and spice. Best from 2024 through 2048. 800 cases made, 300 cases imported. — BS
A rich and intense style, this exhibits flavors of vanilla, toast and black cherry wrapped in stern tannins. A bit gruff overall, showing just a hint of the elegance and finesse on the lengthy finish. Needs some time. Best from 2019 through 2032. 18,000 cases made.
Refined and complex, this red is all about finesse and restraint, starting out with floral and black currant flavors that build steadily on the palate, with olive, cedar, tobacco and spice notes adding detail as this lingers on the terrific finish. Needs five to seven years to fully emerge. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2045. 25,000 cases made, 4,000 cases imported. — BS
A rich, black cherry– and black currant–flavored red, accented by cedar, wild herb and spice notes, this is supple and vibrant, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and an emerging mineral element. Firms up nicely on the finish. Hard to keep from enjoying this now, but it will develop well with age. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2021 through 2043. 17,200 cases made, 4,000 cases imported. — BS