The grapes for our Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc come primarily from two vineyards in St. Helena, combined with grapes from a third vineyard in Napa. This Sauvignon Blanc and Musque clone is very aromatic, with peach and nectarine fruit complemented by distinctive floral aromas. Stainless steel fermentation allows the wine to remain crisp and refreshing yet still having length on the palate. A perfect addition to any meal on a warm summer day, this would pair nicely with garden salads and grilled fish.
The 2012 St Helena Cabernet is our second wine from the highly regarded 2012 Vintage. It is also our first release from this wonderful appellation. As you travel from Napa, temperatures increase in the valley the further north you go. While it can be 88 degrees in Napa, it will be almost 93 in St. Helena, and up to 100 degrees further north in Calistoga. This rise in temperature results in wine with richer, deeper flavors, great structure and length on the finish.
Located just above our Estate Vineyard, on top of the Mayacamas Mountain Range, is Leaky Lake Vineyard. First planted in 2007, the grapes grow on the hillside facing the southeast, resulting in wine with well-developed flavors and structure. The 2011 vintage marks our second single vineyard offering from Cultivar.