Welcome to Laura Michael Wines #Openthecellar event. We appreciate your interest in our wine and support of our winery. As a small family winery, we hand-craft our wine starting in the vineyard and continuing all the way to the bottle. Since we produce very small lots, we do not distribute our wines. The wines are exclusively available at the winery and to our wine club. We’ve been working our own vineyard, planted to Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Toriga Nacionale for over 20 years. The Rutherford vineyard has been under our management since 2011 and continues to be an ideal location for producing stellar Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2015 Oat Hill Estate Zinfandel and the 2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon selections are very special to us. We know you’ll love them as much as we do, and we look forward to seeing you at the winery in the future.
2015 Oat Hill Estate Zinfandel – 331 cases, $45/bottle
The estate produced a terrific vintage in 2015. Juicy fruit and concentrated tannins dominate the palate. Brown sugar notes on the nose along with pleasant spices are framed by sweet caramel from American oak barrel ageing. Enjoy by 2023. While Zinfandel tends to be more of an acquired taste, our estate offers a very unique zinfandel that shows great minerality, lovely, but subtle, black pepper on the palate and a very pleasing finish.
2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon – 448 cases, $65/bottle
Our Rutherford Cabernet comes from a beautiful site on the western hills of Napa Valley, in the heart of the Rutherford Bench. Dusty characteristics predominate on the palate, with supple tannins framing the bold style of this wine. Red fruit bursts from the glass offering a subtle vanilla note from the French Oak barrels used to age the wine. Decant if you plan to drink in the next few years, or cellar to soften the structure and drink by 2030.