Our Small Block Series Grüner Veltliner consistently offers a beautifully rich texture that is balanced by a present acidity throughout. Bright citrus fruit flavors are accented by elements of lemon zest and a wonderful spice characteristic with notes of white pepper. Grüner Veltliner has a reputation for being a particularly food-friendly wine, and I love this wine as an aperitif or with fresh seafood.
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.
Our Petite Sirah is deeply and beautifully colored, presenting aromas of cassis and vanilla, which are accented by hints of grandfather’s cigar box. Rich with a rounded mouthfeel, this wine offers flavors of dark fruits, most notably black plum. Pleasing, smooth tannins appear in such a way that does not overpower the notes of baking spice on the wonderfully long and pleasant finish.
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 red fruits are ripe and bold, but not overly so. Tannins are purposefully softer and easy drinking - we craft this blend to ensure the wine is accessible when you decide to open the bottle. Maybe that’s why it’s become so popular.
The wine showcases a ruby color with aromas red raspberry and dark cherry. Flavors of red raspberry, black cherry follow with spicy notes of currants, anise, cloves, cedar and a touch of vanilla. This soft, round, medium-bodied wine tastes like Cabernet should.
A classic Central Coast Chardonnay, this wine offers tropical aromas of grilled pineapple with a hint of lemon zest. Nicely balanced, Hess Chardonnay is medium-bodied with layers of sliced peaches and golden delicious apples, finishing crisp and clean with well-balanced acid.
Aged for 9 months in barrels and lees stirred weekly for 4 months, results in a rich, complex wine that shows aromas and flavors of our Estate Chardonnay offers aromas of jasmine and citrus zest, which harmonize with delicious flavors of melon and stone fruits as notes of clove and baking spice complement the vanilla oak.
Full bodied, with classic Cabernet red fruit flavors set off by aromas and flavors of currant and blackberry, our Allomi Cabernet is noted for moderate, well-integrated tannins showing a round, plush mouthfeel. Distinct notes of vanilla and oak spice from aging in American oak add to the personality of the wine, surely one of our most popular Napa offerings.
Our Holiday Cuvée gives us a chance to reflect on what we might like to grace our own holiday table, a way to say thanks for all our blessings, and for blessings to come. This vintage presents cheerful aromas of red fruit, which are also evident on the palate in bright notes of red plum and Bing cherry. Moderate and well-integrated tannins develop alongside layered elements of cassis and a subtle oak spice.