Our Reserve Wines
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon – Don Raffaele | Vintner’s barrel selection
148 Cases Produced
97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc – 100% Napa Valley
Dark garnet in color with aromas of rose petal and vanilla, the bouquet gives way to an explosion of rich chalky mocha and dark cherry. Gentle tannins are present throughout, creating an opulently sensuous texture on the palate.
2009 Merlot – Don Raffaele | Vintners Barrel Selection
199 Cases Produced
100% Merlot – 100% Napa Valley
Dark and inky in color, this wine has a rich nose of anise, smoke and boysenberry. Typical of our delectable Merlots, it displays ripe black fruit, bright acidity, hints of burnt cedar and forest floor, and is infused with a light spiciness from bay trees growing to the west of our vineyard. The
tannins are everywhere in the wine, but irresistibly soft, and finish long and full on the palate.
2010 reserve cabernet sauvignon
310 Cases Produced
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc –
100% Napa Valley
A graceful, silky wine with aromas of black cherry cola, caramel and a hint of green olive, and flavors of plum and coriander spice. The wine is impeccably balanced between the fruit/spice components and the savory, soft tannins, each sip enticing you to take another. Rate 97 points by Tastings.com.
2013 Reserve Merlot – MAGNUM
60 Bottles Produced
95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon – 100% Napa Valley
A lovely nose of red cherry and cedar wood, with fig newton and sweet honey graham cracker notes. This wine is rich and velvety on the palate, with soft tannins. Plum and red cherries dominate with perfect balance. This is a very drinkable wine with a polished and elegant finish. Pairs well with
meats, cheeses and pasta or with a medium-sharp artisan cheddar cheese.
2013 reserve red wine “cavaliere” – MAGNUM
60 Bottles Produced
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petite Verdot – 100% Napa Valley
A beautiful nose of ripe plum and black cherry fruit with mocha and vanilla
filling in. This is a serious wine with well-built structure. The palate shows
dark chocolate and black cherry flavors carried into the finish by persistent
tannins. Pairs wonderfully with beef, lamb or pasta. Rated 92 Points by Tastings.com.