This estate Cabernet Franc comes from our vineyards in the Stags Leap District and Oakville appellations. Aromas of black currant, wild blueberry, and red plum are layered with intriguing hints of clove and mint. The bold, mouth-filling palate reveals juicy raspberry and dark cherry characters, supported by well-integrated tannins. Enjoy with spiced pork tenderloin or lamb sliders.
Since the 1980s, when we planted our original eight-acre, narrow-spaced vineyard of Merlot in Carneros, we’ve produced a very special bottling of this rich and complex estate grown varietal each year. We are pleased to continue this tradition with the release of the current vintage.
This wine, sourced predominantly from our Stags Leap Vineyard estate, displays intense dark fruit aromas of blackberry preserves, strawberry, and black cherry, with hints of cocoa, espresso, and cinnamon. The well-rounded palate reveals bright red plum and touches of cedar, tobacco, and cherry cordial. Smooth tannins support the fruit character. Enjoy with a hearty winter stew of beef and root vegetables.
Cave 7 is sourced from blocks throughout our favorite estate vineyards and is named for the deepest wing of our caves, where this Cabernet Sauvignon ages in French oak barrels. Toasted nuts and sweet vanilla from oak aging, pie crust, and cinnamon are layered with dark ripe cherries. On the palate, the fresh ripe red fruit flavors combine with caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of white pepper. Complex and layered, the Cave 7 is a well-integrated wine with velvety tannins, mouthwatering acidity, and a lasting sweet finish. Try pairing with beef bourguignon.
Contemplate is a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and some of the lesser-known Bordeaux-style varieties. It represents our winemaking team’s favorite lots of the vintage, so each year the varietal composition shifts. The wine consistently delivers delicate floral character on the nose, as well as deep cherry aromas that give way to a palate of plum and cranberry—flavors that marry nicely with enticing hints of olive and even bacon. Good acidity makes this wine a natural pairing for hearty duck breast or coq au vin.
Onyx is a one-of-a-kind blend that features Cabernet Sauvignon and other distinctive red varietal wines from our estate vineyards, including Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Tannat, and Malbec. This is a full-bodied, fruit-forward wine with inviting aromas of sweet cherry and dried fruit that lead to notes of dark red cherry and dark chocolate on the palate. Enjoy with grilled chops, Parmesan polenta, or a simple juicy burger. We love this wine with Abbaye de Belloc, a sheep’s-milk cheese made by Benedictine monks.
Charmstone represents the full natural magic of our estate vineyards throughout Napa Valley. This deep garnet wine offers a vibrant bouquet of stewed cherry, raspberry, and sweet vanilla with notes of cinnamon stick and toasted clove. The palate displays red plum and raspberry cream flavors with hints of cocoa powder that linger over the velvety finish. Charmstone is a versatile, fruit-forward wine that pairs beautifully with grilled steak or creamy, soft cow’s milk cheeses.