White and Rose
Laura and Michael prefer to source the chardonnay fruit from Yountville. This is a very crisp style of Chardonnay that we like to say is a “red wine drinkers white wine”. The lovely bouquet and fresh palate is accomplished by stainless steel fermentation and less than 10% of the wine ageing on neutral French oak. A delicious, light and fruity wine that will accompany shellfish, simple salad or just enjoy by the pool or at the beach.
120-170 cases, $27/bottle
This delightful dry rosè is made from the primary zinfandel’s produced at the winery. With a delicate, pink hue and a touch of strawberry on the nose, the light style makes a perfect complement to the beach, pool or boat! You might pick up the hint of pomegranate on the palate too! Very low in alcohol, this wine is easy to drink and share with friends and family.
90 – 168 cases, $19/bottle
Laura and Michael sourced 8 vintages from this location. Originally labeled as “Mayo Family Vineyards” the vineyard changed ownership in 2013 and is now called “Roost Vineyard”. The nose shows hints of tarragon, clove and cinnamon. A bit spicy on the palate, this wine loves pretty much all foods grilled! BBQ sauce, marinara sauce, spicy likes spicy!
350 – 400 cases, $35.00/bottle
The estate vineyard was planted in 1996, just before Laura took ownership in 1999. The vineyard sits on the west side of the Oat Hill Mine Road, planted at the base of the hill. Michael carefully tends the plants and has renovated the vineyard planted in 1980 with new plantings in 2007, 2010 and 2014. As the new plantings get to full production, the rest of the vineyard continues to give us great complexity and a zinfandel flavor that just hints at some black pepper on the palate while remaining quite fruity and food friendly.
200 – 420 cases, $45/bottle
Just south of the estate, by about 3 miles, we find Barlow Vineyards from whom we source delicious cabernet sauvignon. The color profile is a gorgeous ruby red while the nose is dominated by dark ripe fruits with a hint of tobacco – plus raspberry, Bing cherry and dark chocolate. Full bodied with rich, chewy tannins that will open up with decanting to drink now or will age well in your cellar.
400 – 650 cases produced, $52/bottle
Named for Laura’s maternal grandmother, this wine is dedicated to all of her grandparents, each of whom instilled the hard work ethic needed to produce great wine. A classic Cabernet Sauvignon with alluring dark berry fruit, cedar and vanilla aromas. Prominent black cherry fruit, tobacco and leather give way to cocoa, spice and soft, subtle tannins throughout it’s long, lingering finish. The vineyard in Rutherford is under the management of Laura and Michael. The source the labor, manage the team and collect all the fruit from this hillside vineyard in the heart of the Rutherford bench.
96 – 120 cases produced, $100/bottle
This sweet dessert wine is a blend of 50% Estate grown Zinfandel and 50% Calistoga petite sirah. A bit lighter on the palate and just the right choice to pair with dark chocolate or baked fruit tarts. 592 cases produced, $45.00/bottle