OUR WINES

The release of our 2019 Affection Connection®  Sauvignon blanc is a wonderfully joyous, extremely exciting moment for us.  This very special bottling is the first white wine we’ve ever produced, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with the beloved friends and family who inspired its creation.  This is bright, vibrant, mouth-wateringly delicious stuff, conveyed with a sense of seriousness and gravitas that we’ve only ever experienced in vastly more expensive bottlings.  Its complex aromas and flavors are in perfect harmony, with a lively core of fresh lemons, lemon zest, and delicate citrus blossoms that expands to offer ethereal hints of white flowers, white peaches, fresh nectarines, barely-ripe apricots, and an elegant flourish of sophisticated oak spice.  The finish here is beautifully refined and precise and delicious, with brilliant energy and an exquisite, fascinating minerality that’s intensely reminiscent of crushed rocks.  We are elated to be able to enjoy and celebrate the affection connections we so deeply cherish with this special creation!

2018 Cannatelli Cabernet Sauvignon®

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Napa Valley

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Aging: 20 months in French oak barrels, 75% new

Harvested: October 22nd, 2018

Bottled: June 16th, 2020

Alc. 15.1% by volume

pH: 3.80

TA: 6.0 g/L

Cases produced: 195

Our 2018 Cannatelli Cabernet Sauvignon® is an absolute pleasure to drink, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with our beloved family and friends. This is deep, dark, sultry stuff, and it beautifully illustrates the Napa Valley’s magical ability to balance power and grace, intensity and elegance. The aromas and flavors are a generous, inviting, complex tapestry of red and black and purple fruits picked at perfect ripeness, lifted and complemented by delicate high tones of lavender, violets, citrus blossoms, and wisteria. The impression on the palate is rich and full and deep, gorgeously complete and exquisitely soft, with velvety tannins that are in perfect harmony with the vintage’s effusive, sumptuous fruit. A final, charismatic flourish of luscious dark purple fruit highlights the long, smooth, wonderfully palate-caressing finish.

2017 Cannatelli Cabernet Sauvignon®

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Napa Valley

100% Cabernet Sauvignon 

Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels, 70% new

Harvested: October 2nd, 2017

Bottled: August 16th, 2019

Alc. 15.1% by volume

pH: 3.81

TA: 5.6 g/L

Cases produced: 160

Our 2017 Cannatelli Cabernet Sauvignon® is a beautifully classic, quintessentially delicious expression of our beloved Napa Valley. From the first sniff through the last sip and on and on across the finish, there’s an exquisitely seamless, impeccably balanced quality to this bottling. There are gobs of fresh, ripe, luscious fruit here – sweet black cherries, ripe huckleberries, fresh blackberries, dark boysenberries – adorned with charming nuances of graphite, pencil shavings, oak spice and sage, and elevated even further by sophisticated flourishes of vineyard dust, spicy cedar, and crushed gravel. The wine’s texture is exceptionally rich and soft and silky smooth, with perfectly integrated ripe tannins that show gorgeous polish and elegance through the finish. It is a truly special privilege for us to share this delicious creation with the family and friends we love so dearly.

2016 Cannatelli Cabernet Sauvignon®

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Napa Valley
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Aging: 21 months in French oak barrels, 60% new

Harvested: October 2nd, 2016

Bottled: July 30th, 2018

Alc. 15.1% by volume

pH: 3.99

TA: 0.58 g/100 mL

Cases produced: 123

Our 2016 Cannatelli Cabernet Sauvignon® is a joyous, phenomenally delicious expression of everything we love so much about the magical Napa Valley. Thanks to one of the most utterly perfect growing seasons that any of us can remember, this special creation combines spectacular intensity, extraordinary depth, exquisite balance, and seamless elegance. The focus here is on deep, rich, sumptuous aromas and flavors of ripe black cherries, blackberry pie, and dark raspberry coulis. An especially pronounced nuance of warm vineyard dust is particularly charming, as is a thread of crushed stone minerality that runs throughout the wine. There’s a gloriously rich, soft, full texture to the luscious fruit flavors, and fantastic substance and length on the finish. It is an absolute joy to be able to share this beautiful expression of our dream with the people we love.

2015 Legacy Oaks

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Napa Valley

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Aging: 21 months in French oak barrels, 100% new

Harvested: October, 2015

Bottled: June 28th, 2017

Alc. 15.1% by volume

pH: 3.74

TA: 0.61 g/100 mL

Cases produced: 161

Our 2015 Legacy Oaks is a classically proportioned, utterly beautiful Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. There’s a ton of gorgeous stuff going on in this wine, and it’s all woven together with exceptional balance and fascinating complexity. A deep, concentrated core of ripe raspberries, fresh cranberries, bright cherries, and spicy red and black currants intertwines seamlessly with charming notes of lavender and spring flowers, a charismatic hint of eucalyptus, and lovely highlights of summer vineyard dust, baking spices, and crushed gravel. Substantial natural acidity from the vineyard gives the flavors a gloriously vibrant, mouth-watering quality, and exquisitely polished tannins carry an elegant finish that seems almost endless. We look forward to many wonderful years of sharing this delicious manifestation of our dream with the friends and family we love.

2014 Legacy Oaks

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Napa Valley

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Aging: 21 months in French oak barrels, 60% new

Harvested: October 8th, 2014

Bottled: July 18th, 2016

Alc. 15.1% by volume

pH: 3.82

TA: 0.62 g/100 mL

Cases produced: 11

Our 2014 Legacy Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is gorgeously sumptuous, concentrated stuff.  It gushes from the glass with deep, dark, rich, sweet aromas of ripe black cherries, warm blackberries, and gobs of raspberry jam.  The flavors on the palate are deliciously rich and effusive, and they’re expressed with the exceptional opulence and effortless charm of the 2014 vintage.  There’s beautiful natural acidity here to keep the wine lively and vibrant, and the finish shows gorgeous tannic structure, wonderful length and balance, and exquisitely pure dark fruit.  It’s a privilege and a joy to be able to share this unique expression of the magical Napa Valley with the people we love.

2013 Legacy Oaks

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Napa Valley

Varietal composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Aging: 20 months in French oak barrels, 75% new

Harvested: October 22nd, 2013

Bottled: June 19th, 2015

Alc. 15.1% by volume

pH: 3.90

TA: 0.56 g/100 mL

Cases produced: 94

Our 2013 Legacy Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful illustration of everything that has made this unique vintage such a legendary one for the magical little piece of heaven that is the Napa Valley.  It’s a classically beautiful wine, seamlessly expressing exceptional depth and concentration and complexity with a profound, exquisite sense of balance and finesse.  There’s a delightful marriage here of spicy black cherries, sweet ripe raspberries, red and black currants, dark chocolate, sophisticated gravelly minerality, and charming flourishes of vineyard dust.  The finish is remarkably long and elegant, with delicious dark fruit flavors carried on a gorgeous structure of muscular yet beautifully polished, refined tannins.  We are excited to share this special creation with the people we love for many years to come.