Our Small Block Series Collectors Cuvée is a unique treat inspired by the blends crafted during our annual Blending Party each April. For this vintage, we found dominant Merlot, Cabernet, Malbec and Syrah lots that marry together in a bold wine with a deep, rich color and aromas and flavors of ripe plums, wild mountain blackberries, black currants and black cherries. Oak spice sits atop dusty dry tannins. It’s a statement wine, worthy of aging.
Dry and crisp, light and refreshing, this beautiful Rosé presents aromas of strawberry and watermelon that invite the palate. Delicious flavors of pomegranate, cranberry and red raspberry delight the mouth, and deliver a refreshing acidity that is complemented by a slightly savory note of rhubarb. Not at all sweet, this wine is elegant, well-balanced and best enjoyed in the company of good friends.
On the nose, the wine presents a beautiful bouquet of cassis and blueberries, which transitions seamlessly into the full bodied and elegant wine. In the glass, it possesses distinct varietal character, driven by black cherry and currant, supported by a perfectly balanced acidity and delicious notes of anise and molasses on the long, pleasing finish.
The Stagecoach Vineyard has been the source for our Small Block Series Syrah for several vintages now, and the vineyard has once again delivered a beautifully full Syrah grape. The aromas of this wine are welcoming, filling the senses with dried cherries, dark chocolate and hints of white pepper. Black plum, espresso and cassis surround mouthfilling tannins, which are supported by a firm acidity that persists through the lengthy finish.
An extrovert in what is often a mild-mannered crowd of unnecessarily subtle wines. When grown on Mount Veeder, the fruit gives exotic aromas that really grab your attention while the pure flavors and lush texture beg for another sip. Unlike the more delicate wines of this type, this Pinot Gris can be an adventurous culinary companion worth exploring.
From vineyard to your glass, this fruit gets special attention, and is offered in a pure, Chablis like style. On the nose, beautiful and delicate floral aromas of jasmine marry with sweeter notes of honeysuckle and candied ginger. Layers of stone fruit and tangerine citrus offer a wonderful acidity that delights the palate, while a very subtle hint of vanilla creme and toffee from the oak aging emerge on the lingering finish.
Deeply colored, presenting aromas of boysenberry, blackberry and inviting elements of nutmeg and vanilla from oak aging. Supple with a rounded mouthfeel, this wine is driven by red fruit flavors, most notably red plum, that provide a wonderful lift on the palate and a seamless supporting acidity. Well-managed, mouth-filling tannins appear in such a way that does not overpower the wine as it lingers on a long, pleasant finish.
Beautiful aromas of orange blossoms are accented by notes of kaffir lime and ginger. On the palate, rich and unctuous flavors of ripe apricot and mandarin orange are accompanied by delicious notes of honey with a hint of spice. We choose to stop primary fermentation at 2% residual sugar without malolactic fermentation in order to emphasize the bright, clean finish of the wine.
Hess is largest grower of Malbec in Napa, and this Mount Veeder-grown Malbec is one of our most sought after Small Block Series wines. This wine is round and complex, with a structure and flavors that set it apart. On the nose, aromas of black licorice and boysenberry are accented by hints of smoke and cedar spice. Supple and inviting on the palate, flavors of black plum and dusted cocoa build to bold meaty notes that are complemented by plush, chewy tannins.
Our Small Block Series Merlot is a beautiful expression of what this varietal has to offer. Inviting aromas of red currant, black cherry and cocoa lead to a supple wine on the palate. This Merlot is driven by black plum and cassis, which marry with touches of cinnamon spice and toasted oak. Well-managed, mouth-filling tannins appear in such a way that does not overpower the wine as it lingers on a long, pleasant finish.