Our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested from a 20 acre single vineyard within the Mt. Veeder appellation. Sustainably hand-farmed from 25 year-old vines, this rich and beautiful Cabernet has a wonderful plummy quality and great depth. Deep notes of dark fruit balanced perfectly with spice rack flavors, are accented with delicate hints of wood. Aged for 22 months in French Oak Barrels, it is 100% Cabernet and exclusively cultivated to produce only 24 cases. Wine maker: Jeff Fontanella. Library wines only available to Club Members at this point.
2010 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a 20 acre single vineyard in the Mt. Veeder appellation and is blended with ~6% Merlot from the same vineyard. A tasting discloses flavors of classic dark cherry, cassis and hints of mocha balanced perfectly with spice and subtle notes of wood. Aged 22 months in French Oak barrels to produce a complex, yet delicate flavor, we only produce 48 cases of this Cabernet. Wine maker: Jeff Fontanella.
Our 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the 20 acre Crouse Vineyard in the Mount Veeder Appellation of Napa Valley – one of the Napa Valley’s most unique and compelling appellations. The vines are nearly 30 years old and cared for by sustainable farming done by hand. This wine has a deep, dark plum core. Dark cheery fruit notes are bolstered by firm acidity, and rich, subtle tannins that speak to immediate enjoyment and long term ageabilty. Aging in French Oak barrels created its complex, yet delicate flavor.Wine maker: Jeff Fontanella. 48 cases produced.
The 2012 growing season was one the best in recent history for Napa Valley, considered a classic vintage. An ideal spring provided near perfect conditions to start off the season followed by a long, sunny summer with no heat waves. The fall rains held off late into the harvest season enabling a long slow ripening. The grapes were sourced from the Diamond Mountain appellation of Napa Valley, situated at over 2100 feet elevation, one of the highest vineyards in Napa Valley. Due to the shallow soils the vineyard is farmed to very low yields per acre. 200 cases produced.
Our 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon represents our fourth vintage from the 20 acre Crouse Vineyard in the Mount Veeder Appellation of Napa Valley – one of the Napa Valley’s most unique and compelling appellations. The vines are nearly 30 years old and cared for by sustainable farming done by hand. Aged 21 months in French Oak. Wine maker: Jeff Fontanella. 48 cases produced.
Our 2013 Rutherford Cabernet is from the heart of the Napa Valley “floor,” selected from a vineyard owned by Far Niente Vineyards. The soils of the Valley floor mostly consist of weathered mountain dirt washed down through the centuries in rainstorms – sedimentary, alluvial and gravel-based. This soil, combined with the extra heat in the Summer months, tempered by afternoon marine winds, creates an “earthy” or “dusty” style of cabernet. Rutherford cabernets are also know for their red-cherry base. Wine maker: Kirk Venge. 60 cases produced.
This is a very vibrant wine from an incredibly successful year upon the famed Stagecoach Mountain property, located East of the Silverado Trail. Developed in the early 1990’s by legendary grape grower, Jan Krupp, our hearty cabernet vines are grown at an elevation of 1200+ feet above the Napa Valley floor, in the Atlas Peak district. The difficult, and incredibly rocky and often steep terrain makes for amazingly complex and multidimensional wines known for their sharp sophistication and longevity in the wine cellar. Wine maker: Kirk Venge. 73 cases produced.
Our 2014 Pinot Noir is from the Dutton Ranch property outside Sebastopol, California, in the Russian River Valley AVA (Green Valley sub-appellation). Our specific vineyard is a 26 acre parcel called “Widdoes”, with gently rolling hills, warm summer afternoons and cool evenings that contribute to the dense pine-cone-like (“pinot”) clusters of nearly black (“noir”) berries. The resulting wine (Inspired by the classical French Burgundy region where Pinot Noir has been grown since the 14th Century) is medium, full-body in color – with deep berry notes of red & black cherry. Wine maker: Kirk Venge. 75 cases produced.
We harvest our Chardonnay from select vineyards in the Russian River Valley, which yield the classical characteristics embraced in the finest French white burgundy. This aromatic chardonnay starts very rich and lush, with a combination of fruit notes, especially citrus lime which leans towards hints of tropical fruit. A delicately perfumed floral back-end. Subtle notes of oak infuse the palate, revealing a sweet and toasty essence from the barrel. Especially creamy with an exquisite mouth-feel, this elegant chardonnay finishes with a mineral and lime crisp. Aged for 8 months in French Oak barrels, we only produced 49 cases.
Full Data Sheet: 2011 Russian River Chardonnay
2012 Russian River Chardonnay
Harvested from select vineyards in the Russian River Valley, this unique blend was selected for the classical characteristics embraced in the finest French white burgundies. Clean, crisp and bright acid, with beautiful notes and elegant structure. It starts very rich, lush and aromatic on the nose, with a combination of fruit notes, especially citrus and leans toward a bit of tropical fruit. There is a floral back-end, very light and perfumed. On the palate there are very subtle notes of oak, imparting a sweet and elegant toasty contribution from the barrel. Very creamy in the mouth, an exquisite mouth-feel, finishing very crisp with some minerality and lime. The flavors exactly match the nose, layering in the fruit, citrus and floral flavors, the extremely bright acid makes this a fabulous wine to pair with all kinds of food. The style is similar to a great French Maconnais. 60 cases produced.
Our 2013 Entrepreneur Wines Chardonnay captures the essence of Chardonnay from the Bacigalupi Vineyards on the west side of the Russian River. Located just south of Healdsburg and northwest of Windsor, these vineyards were made famous in 1976 by Mike Grgich when he was Winemaker at Chateau Montelena. The fruit for the prized Chardonnay was harvested from the Bacigalupi Vineyards. The resulting wine won the White Wine Competition at the Judgment of Paris in 1976. (The competition that turned the world of wine upside down. Check out the Alan Rickman movie, “Bottle Shock.”). That vineyard is still producing world class wines. The 2013 Entrepreneur Wines Chardonnay reveals the essence of the still resident understated winemaking power of the fruit from this vineyard. Wine maker: Kirk Venge. 56 cases produced. Full Data Sheet:2013 RRV CH Fact Sheet
2014 Bacigalupi Russian River Chardonnay
Entrepreneur Wines’ 2014 Chardonnay hails from the Bacigalupi Vineyards on the west side of the Russian River. Located just south of Healdsburg and northwest of Windsor, these vineyards were made famous in 1976 by Mike Grgich when he was Winemaker at Chateau Montelena. The fruit for the prized Chardonnay was harvested from the Bacigalupi Vineyards. The resulting wine won the White Wine Competition at the Judgment of Paris in 1976. (The competition that turned the world of wine upside down. Check out the Alan Rickman movie, “Bottle Shock.”). That vineyard is still producing world class wines, and our vines are more than 60 years old. Wine maker: Kirk Venge. 82 cases produced.