Tietjen Vineyard on Niebaum Lane – Rutherford, Napa Valley
This 7 ½ acre vineyard on Niebaum Lane is a consistent favorite. The Cabernet Sauvignon from this vineyard shows a great core of berry fruit with tremendous brightness. It also adds an elegance and suppleness to the texture of the wine.
Ehlers Lane Vineyard – St. Helena, Napa Valley
This small vineyard on Ehlers Lane was planted in the early 1970’s and produces cabernet sauvignon of great power and intensity that gives black-fruit character and rich texture to the wine.
Home Ranch Vineyard – Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
The Merlot in the wine comes from block IV on our ‘Home Ranch’ Vineyard. The Merlot offers gorgeous blueberry and red berry flavors and aromatics. The bright fruit is accompanied by a suppleness that shows in the mouth-feel of the final wine.
Cuvee 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot
Harvest Dates / Brix October 17 – 22, 1998 at an average 23.8 Brix
Vintage The 1998 vintage is characterized by its challenging weather conditions. However, the lower yields increased the juice to skin ratio and led to greater extraction and concentration of fruit flavors, color and intensity.
All of our library wines are extremely limited in availability, in some cases just 2-3 cases of these wines remain. We have taken great care that these they have been cellared in here at our winery in the best of conditions. But because of age we must ask that these wines are sold as-is and purchases are limited to 3 bottles.