Distinctive quality that can only be created from the rustic, unspoiled vineyards and unique alluvial soils that make up Sonoma’s Knights Valley. Located 17 miles northwest of the winery, the Knights Valley vineyard has volcanic, well-drained soils that are perfectly suited to Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Sémillon.
This wine displays both tropical and citrus notes, a multi-layered blend of pineapple, orange peel and lemon/lime flavors. The oak brings in lightly toasted notes of vanilla and cinnamon, and there’s an underlying minerality that keeps the wine fresh and thirst-quenching. With an intricately textured body and a creamy finish, this is a richly satisfying wine.
The 2010 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of blueberry, dark plum, baking spices, sweet licorice, brioche, and a hint of graphite. The palate presents ripe flavors of boysenberry and ripe blue fruit, accented by soft and supple tannins, and a long, black fruit-infused finish.
The 2010 Meritage is brimming with dark red and black fruits – black cherry, red cherry and ripe Santa Rosa plum. Sweet barrel spices such as nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon mingle with the fruit on the palate along with a hint of French lavender.
This is a well-integrated wine with a full, fleshy mouthfeel and flavors that really explode in the mouth. A crowd pleaser.
Elegant floral and vanilla bean aromas give way to flavors of citrus zest and warm brioche. The 2009 Blanc strikes a wonderful balance between rich body and bright, enticing flavors.