To Cork or to Cap?
Our belief is that people haven’t attempted to keep wines for a long time with a screw cap, so we’re not going to switch wholly to metal closures without better evidence. While some wineries have taken the lead (risk?) in switching entirely to screw caps, we prefer to take small steps and have bottled six of our wines in metal closures. We believe they’re fine for maintaining freshness and fruitiness in our wines meant to be consumed early. So far we’ve seen no compromise in quality, nor has it met much customer resistance.
New Vintage! This nearly dry, spicy white wine, known for its exotic aromas and flavors reminiscent of cinnamon, apricot, lychee and perfumed rose petals, has concentrated fruit flavors of delicate ripe pear plus mild spice balanced by supple acidity.
This new limited bottling of cool-climate, semi-dry Anderson Valley Riesling has jasmine and pear flavors, grapefruit and green apple characteristics and crisp natural acidity.
Sourced from three Napa Valley vineyards, this beautifully structured Sauvignon Blanc has balanced acidity along with a subtle grassiness and fig-like quality. Pairs wonderfully with chicken Caesar salad.
Riesling lovers will be very happy to know that we have just bottled the second vintage of our terrific 100% Napa Valley Riesling, grown entirely at our Henry Ranch and named “Secco” for its drier approach to the grape.
The Italians like sparkling wines, but they prefer them lightly so "Frizzante" they say. Our Moscato is lighter-bodied, slightly carbonated, lower in alcohol and with just a little sweetness. We like them too!
Our estate-bottled Sémillon, a dry white with a little Chardonnay and a touch of Muscat for added complexity and acidity, is grown at our Carsi Vineyard in Yountville. With excellent texture and a nutty, figgy character, enjoy now with light salads seafood dishes.