2014 Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
We sourced the grapes for our Martin Ray Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon from two very different, but complimentary vineyards: Constant Vineyards (60%) on its rugged volcanic soil, and Andrew Geoffrey (40%) lower on the mountain with its highly variable silty loam. The vineyards enjoy a climate where mornings are typically brisk and fog-free, while northwesterly winds continually cool the vineyard throughout the long growing season. These unique mountain vineyard sites provide a variety of nutrient-rich soils, superior exposure to sunlight and evening cooling for small, intensely flavored berries and fragrant, flavorful wines.
2014 Stags Leap District, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
We sourced our 2014 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon from a collection of tiny vineyard blocks encompassing several row orientations and slopes, all carefully planted to optimize sun exposure. The soil in the Stags Leap District is composed of ancient volcanic alluvial runoff which produces low yields with great intensity and flavor.
2014 “Synthesis”, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Synthesis Cabernet Sauvignon is the ideal culmination of our favorite vineyards throughout the Napa Valley. Drawing from the silky red fruit of our Stags Leap District and Rutherford vineyards, as well as the stout, brooding tannins derived from Howell Mountain and Diamond Mountain’s rocky volcanic soil, this wine is the perfect marriage of the contrasting styles. Synthesis, in essence, flaunts the finest characteristics from each of its diverse origins.
2014 Stags Leap District, Napa Valley Merlot
Sourced from the same vineyard on an adjacent block to our Reserve Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, the volcanic alluvial soil that makes up the foothills of the Vaca Mountains provides the same ideal growing conditions to produce an outstanding Merlot. The exposure of the vineyard creates a dramatic warming and cooling effect during the summer months, which in turn, stresses the vines causing them to produce small, dense clusters intense in color and flavor.