Daniel and Sam choose to work with Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon because they feel they have something unique to say with these mainstay California wines. “We believe that with the correct selection of vineyards and the judicious use of artisanal techniques and barrel aging, wines of moderate alcohol, finesse, and terroir expression can be produced in California” explains Daniel.
They have proven this repeatedly with the wines they have created since 2017, wines that combine vibrancy, depth and elegance and that seamlessly express time, place and the cultivated vine, the “complant.” These wines are not throwbacks to California’s past; they are the wines of California’s future.
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Winemaking is about storytelling.
Read Daniel’s vignettes about each wine.
2020 Cabernet Sauvignon
Didier was frantic. It was 2 am and the truck had been due at 10:00 pm. He hadn’t seen Claudette in 2 weeks, he knew nothing of the plan other than to be at his warehouse in Montreuil, east of Paris at 10:00 and to avoid the Nazis on his way on his ancient velo. …
Lance Risko had jumped bail and it was my job to get him in cuffs and in front of a judge… again. My name is Stephanie Peach and I’m a bond control officer in Hoboken, New Jersey. That’s right, a bounty hunter. The only problem with this assignment was that I needed to find him…
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
“I don’t trust them Claudette,” Didier whispered. “Captain Jack seems unfriendly and his friend Stephen is strange. Is he English, Irish, Spanish or what? I am afraid they will sell us out. The only good omen is that the boat name is French.” “I am so glad we picked up our Complant allocation from your cousin in Dover. …