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Our inaugural vintage, the 2013, was bottled in June 2015 and will be released for sale in the spring of 2016.

Our winemaker, Thomas Brown, says of our 2013 vintage "As we've all heard by now, the growing conditions were ideal for a historic vintage of exceptional quality. Due to the almost nonexistent topsoil and fractured volcanic subsoil, the vines in all 4 blocks of this Yountville hillside plot produce few clusters with tiny berries, which lends itself towards wines of intense color and concentration which this wine possesses in spades. In the glass this wine displays a nearly opaque purple core and a light violet edge. Interlaced notes of cocoa nib, bramble, and lavender oil dominate the palate."

2013 was a great growing season with warm weather throughout the year. The result was concentrated fruit that produced nuanced wine with good acid and structure. As Antonio Galloni of Vinous said “When all is said and done, there is little doubt 2013 will go down as one of the all-time great vintages for Napa Valley.” We couldn’t agree more!

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