Archive for February, 2011
Eight generations of winemaking. One family. One special vineyard. One exceptional wine.
Our Single Vineyard collection is inspired by the Herzog family’s ongoing commitment to sourcing and prospecting new vineyards. With innovation and creativity, we are able to explore the intricacies of terroir and the uniqueness of time and place in the vineyard. For us, this is hands-on, artisan winemaking at its best.
The Oak Knoll District in Napa Valley is slightly off the beaten path, mostly hidden from tourists, and boasting a rich history of winegrowing and tradition. Just north of the town of Napa between Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail, it is known as one of the most diverse growing regions in Napa. The climate is influenced significantly by cooling wind and fog from the San Pablo Bay, as well as warm air from the north. Our 2008 Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, full-bodied wine, boasting ripe plum, black cherry, cassis and earthy flavors in the mouth. Firm tannins are framed by subtle sweet oak nuances and a long, persistent finish. This selection may be cellared for 10 years.