“The tiny four-acre Coombsville Vineyard produces powerful and expressive fruit. Head trained, spur pruned and dry farmed, its vines produce limited yields of the highest quality—worthy of our single vineyard collection. The 2019 presents dark, brooding hues in the glass. Deep blackberry, pluot and blue fruit aromas are accentuated by notes of dried herbs and graphite. The blue and black fruit impressions continue on the palate, accompanied by blue flowers, pepper and gravelly soil. An immensely cellar-worthy wine that delivers power, depth and structure on the finish. Aged for 28 months in 70 percent new French oak barrels, only 250 cases produced.”
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“The 2018 vintage marks the second micro-production vineyard designate from this windswept hillside estate in the Oak Knoll District. Fresh red and black fruits complement a mineral core with notes of dark chocolate, pipe tobacco and black peppercorn. A rich texture displays concentrated flavors of ripe berries, black currant, cherry and mocha. Fine-grained tannins set the pace for a commanding finish. Twisted Oak is one of the first vineyards that John planted and this wine shows why it merits a special place in our portfolio.”
Wine Profile: Color: Inky ruby no rim variation Aroma: Warm fig, blackberry muddled, pencil shaving, obsidian Flavor: Ruddy plum and cherry framed by decadent black berries, sweet pipe smoke and dark chocolate Drink When: Now with patient decanting and for the next 20+ years, expect fruit and tannins to slowly evolve, acid will preserve secondary and tertiary to show minerality
"The first release of our celebrated hillside vineyard in the foothills of the Mayacamas mountain range, the Twisted Oak Vineyard in Oak Knoll District. The purity of fruit, aromatic complexity and broad structure from this well drained mountainside vineyard offering is distinct from all our single vineyard cabernet sauvignons. A bouquet of black and red berries and stone fruit, licorice and cedar. The flavors are deep and explosive. Bramble berry, Morello cherry and pomegranate layered with lilac, dark chocolate and dusty crushed stone. Bracing acidity and the grainy tannins evolve to a long, velvety finish."
Wine Profile: Color: Inky red no rim variation Aroma: Black fruit, berries, pits, seeds, sweet ad musky, drained dark soil Flavor: Cassis and black raspberry, south American chocolate and coffee, river stone Drink When: Now with patient decanting and for the next 20 years, expect fruit and tannins to lead for a decade, held by acidic lift
"Bright tropical fruit, citrus and lemongrass aromas. This vintage has more Sancerre-like qualities than we have produced in previous years. Kaffir lime and passionfruit flavors are focused and well supported by fresh almond and sweet herbs. The wine has a lean structure, mineral undertones and energetic acidity that make it a refreshing spring offering."
An uneventful and easy growing season until mid-October rainstorms. Caramel and golden tones are perfumed with ripe passionfruit, baked lychee and framed by beeswax and toasted vanilla bean. Flavors of warm mango, tangerine marmalade, gingersnap and sumac have a bright energy and blossom with aeration.
"Aromas of ripe, complex currant and plum lead to layered berry, mineral and sage on the palate. Delicately complex at first, building power and richness into plush and full-bodied plum, black cherry and wild berry fruit shaded by toasty oak nuances. Integrated with ripe and nutty tannins, it's cedary oak and cigar box notes leave you with a plush and silky lingering finish."
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"Rich aromas of cigar box and cherry wood entice you followed by dark ripe berry notes. Offering complex dark cherry on the pallet combined with coffee, black licorice and pleasing fresh earth tones that strike harmony, finesse and good structure ending with a medley of berry and spice."
Dark, inky tones of blueberries and blackberries greet you in the glass. The first sip reveals a powerful, fruit-focused Cabernet that celebrates the intensity of Coombsville—the newest of Napa Valley’s AVAs. Our second vintage from this beautiful property balances blue and black fruit concentration with earthy, Bordeaux-like undertones and structured tannins. Soft hints of vanilla emerge from 22 months of aging in a blend of new French and new American oak.