Our philosophy is rooted in our approach to winemaking. Straightforward in concept, but requiring meticulous attention to detail, we start by finding extraordinary fruit available from the most coveted vineyards in the legendary Napa Valley. While some wineries, regardless of nature's varying conditions, are tied to a specific estate or vineyard year after year, our approach allows us the flexibility to access and discerningly select grapes to our exacting standards from among the full range of Napa Valley's finest vineyard blocks.
With the "best of the best" fruit at the wine's core, our winemaker, Philippe Melka, then painstakingly plies his craft; making sure that: "Where possible ... the winemaking techniques in the cellar can create a wine that tells the story of the vineyard." Carrying this approach through every aspect of winemaking, from harvest, to declassification, to blending, and to barrel- and bottle-aging, the end result is a stunning reflection of an elegant philosophy grounded in simple design and practiced with ardor, persistence, and inspired winemaking.