As our flagship wine, FORTIS comes from the finest blocks of our estate vineyards every vintage. Optimal extraction gives the wine ripe red and black fruit characters, and aging in new French oak contributes complex vanilla, oak, and spice. This is an impeccably structured wine, framed by plush tannins that promise to age beautifully over the next decade. Enjoy with New York strip, braised short ribs, or a rich cheese plate.
We looked to the Clarksburg appellation in the Sacramento Delta for this bright, delightful Chenin Blanc. Aromas of honeysuckle, cantaloupe, citrus, and honey lead to a viscous palate of melon, pear, lemongrass, and Meyer lemon. This is a bone-dry wine, whose balanced acidity and clean, refreshing finish make it perfect for sipping and easy to pair with food. Enjoy with crab, scallops in butter, or halibut.
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.
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.
As our flagship wine, FORTIS comes from the finest blocks of our estate vineyards every vintage. Optimal extraction gives the wine ripe red and black fruit characters, and aging in new French oak contributes complex vanilla, oak, and spice. This is an impeccably structured wine, framed by plush tannins that promise to age beautifully over the next decade. Enjoy with New York strip, roasted root vegetables, or a rich cheese plate.
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. Aromas of dark fruit, wet stone, leather, and sweet vanilla lead into flavors of plum, blueberry, and blackberry. Chewy tannins make this wine a perfect match for beef tenderloin and a salad of baby arugula with big shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
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.
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.