Our vineyard location 1,000-1,600 feet above the Napa Valley means that our mountain vineyards rest above the fogline. At dawn, while most of Napa Valley has disappeared into the thick fog, our eastern-facing, terraced vineyards bask in the morning sun. By late afternoon, the sun has passed over the mountain and the vines bathe in the cool air coming off San Francisco Bay. This long, even growing season ensures development of complexity and layers of texture. For Premiere, we crafted a blend from Cabernet blocks in the steeply terraced Rosenquist vineyard, the earliest ripening of our three Mount Veeder ranches. The resulting wine displays a powerful mountain profile while retaining elegancehallmarks of this appellation above the fogline.
20 months in small oak barrels, 100% new French oak
Single vineyard wine