Our flagship wine is the genesis of what most great undertakings are – passion, and commitment to excellence. As in Bordeaux, our wine is crafted by blending Cabernet Sauvignon with our other classic Bordeaux varietals, Merlot and Petit Verdot. This wine is aged about 20 months in 75 percent new French oak, with further aging in the bottle before release. Produced exclusively from the Pellet Vineyard, our wine can be enjoyed today, and has the ability to age for decades. About 375 cases produced.
The Story: Henry Pellet was one of the “engineers” of the Napa Valley. Planting one of the first vineyards in the 1850’s He was hired in 1959 to make wine from his grapes by John Patchett, one year after Charles Krug started, becoming the second commercial winemaker in Napa! The vineyard is situated next to the famous Dr. Crane and To-Kalon. The label depicts the dawn of the age of electrification, the era when pioneer winemaker Henry Alphonse Pellet illuminated the path towards modern winemaking methodology and with it, high quality and age-worthy wines. This vineyard site has been producing grapes for over 150 years, essentially since the beginning of winemaking in Napa Valley.