Not only does the winery have gorgeous views atop Conn Valley in Napa overlooking Lake Hennessy, the wines are delicious...but more importantly, the people are gracious and kind. Highly recommend visiting.
Though their other wines get more fanfare (mainly because there is more to go around), their CabFranc is always my favorite offering. At a whopping 2 barrels of production, getting access can be a bit tricky. For a cab franc, there is zero green pepper notes. Aromatically, it is a combo of rich, ripe red and black fruits all dipped in fondue chocolate, baking spices like cinnamon and clove with a woodsy note like sandalwood. While decadent in profile, there is plenty of acidity here to keep this from being too flabby. Notes of Christmas spice cake, red and black licorice, Black Forest cake shavings and a hint of herbs on the finish. Still quite youthful, this seems to just be entering a drink phase. — 6 days ago
Fun and effervescent. Drank with homemade funfetti cake. — 19 days ago
Fleshy tannin and fruit all over. Like eating a raspberry chocolate cake. Love it. — 16 hours ago
Balanced. Lemon drizzle cake, apricot and vanilla. Lovely Med + acidity. — 14 days ago
Beautiful busty all natural charm in the perfect dress and not much make up at all. Whip cream and cake on that for days. Joyous. — 13 hours ago
Pours out like motor oil. Blackberry jam, chocolate fudge, fruit cake and many other sweet things on the nose. Deceptive, because the palate is pretty dry! And there’s a nice tartness. Heavy woody tannins are a bit overwhelming. This could use maybe 20 more years in the bottle. Or drink over several weeks. — 8 days ago