The Perfect Pair
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Farina Vineyard
Farina Vineyard is a sought-after location in the Sonoma Mountain AVA, nested within Sonoma Valley. This wine could be described as “California” in style: just ripe enough to exude tropical fruit flavors like pineapple and mango yet harvested just early enough to preserve notes of crisp apple and Meyer lemon, all woven with light brioche and jasmine. There’s just a touch of creaminess as a counterpoint to the bright acidity.
Production: 399 cases
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc, Clone 1
Acclaim: 92 points, Wilfred Wong, Wine.com
90 points, Wine Enthusiast
Cellaring: Enjoy through 2025
2016 “Benchlands” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Benchlands is an inspired blend of vineyards from across the valley floor of Napa including Rutherford, Oakville, and St. Helena. With bold aromas, this Cabernet Sauvignon is not even a bit shy. Blackberry and dark Bing cherry with a hint of black licorice notes are followed by vanilla and ripe plum. Layers upon layers of flavor unfold as the wine opens up with additional aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, blueberries, and baking spice. The finish lingers with velvety tannins showing why Napa Valley has become synonymous with this illustrious grape.
Production: 1,320 cases
Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Acclaim: 93 points, Wilfred Wong, Wine.com
91 points, Wine Enthusiast
91 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
Cellaring: Enjoy 2020 through 2027