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.
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.
The berries on the vines from our Oakville estate are small and have great fruit intensity. This deep ruby wine has a pleasing aroma of black cherry, sweet oak, and vanilla. The palate is complex, showing a briary character, red plum, savory ginger-soy, and red licorice. The structure has a medium body weight with dusty tannins and finishes with a sweet caramel vanilla note.
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.
Tessitura represents the range of terroir expression across our estate vineyards and displays the powerful elegance that defines the wines of Pine Ridge Vineyards. This wine opens with aromas of ripe plum and berries with an enchanting forest, clove, anise, and vanilla medley. On the palate, delicious flavors of blackberry pie emphasize dark berry fruit and spice notes combined with brown sugar. Rich and creamy with layered complexity and mouthwatering acidity, this wine has a long, sweet, cherry-cola finish. Enjoy with an oily fish like black bass.