Our family grows and produces a handful of very small parcels of wines from western Marin County, Oakville (Napa Valley), Santa Lucia Highlands and other vineyards across California's most scenic and celebrated winegrowing regions. As stewards of the land, and to ensure suberb quality and style, our wines are sustainably or organically farmed and we produce only about 15 barrels (about 375 cases) of each wine. Each of our wines boasts its own label, depending on their growing appellation: Superbly mature and well-drained sites on east-side of Oakville AVA, next door to Screaming Eagle, down the road from Rudd & Joseph Phelps? Backus Vineyard; Exemplary sustainable farming practices provided dense clusters with perfect flavor and maturity; Classic Bordelaise winemaking (blended varietals, new French oak, egg-white fining) partnered with beautiful Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon provides a spectacular result.
Vintage 2016 was unseasonably cool and led to late bud break and later than normal harvest. Modest shatter occurred but not to the extent of 2015 and so while harvest was smaller than average, we look at it as quite normal. The longer season allowed for perfect flavor development in Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot across Oakville.