MELROSE VINEYARD | RUTHERFORD | NAPA VALLEY
Located on the northern edge of Rutherford, Melrose sits directly across the street from the beginning of the St. Helena AVA. Acquired by Beckstoffer in 1973, our block was replanted in 2013 using the same techniques and farming practices utilized at the company’s famed Heritage properties (To Kalon, Las Piedras, Dr. Crane, Missouri Hopper and Georges III). Despite being situated at the northern end of Rutherford, Melrose reveals characteristics more often associated with Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. The heavier clay soils result in a more nuanced, reserved interpretation of the grape with a lush blend of red and black fruits and optimum balance of acidity to tannin.
BROKEN ROCK VINEYARD | NAPA VALLEY
Located 800 feet above the Silverado Trail on Atlas Peak, Broken Rock combines the great attributes of a hillside vineyard with the opulence typically found on the valley floor. This steep, rocky, westward facing vineyard is densely planted with 2,000 vines per acre and is known for world class Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Broken Rock provides the fruit for some of Napa Valley’s more renown Bordeaux varietal red wines, and typically exhibit darker fruits, structure, and supple but firm tannins. With afternoon sun and sufficient night time cooling, Broken Rock produces wines of balance, intensity, and power combined with elegance and voluptuousness.
MORGAEN LEE VINEYARD | YOUNTVILLE | NAPA VALLEY
Located just outside the town of Yountville, Morgan Lee Vineyard thrives in this unique site’s cool, crisp mornings and warm, sunny afternoons. Planted north to south, the grapes are largely spaced for optimal sun exposure and increased protection from frost, allowing the Sauvignon Blanc grapes to flourish. Morgaen Lee produces satiny, crisp, and elegant wines combined with earthy flavors and mineral essence. They are typically layered with tropical fruit, melon, a touch of dry hay, and a hint of grapefruit on the nose and are consistently refined, elegant, and complex.
STAGECOACH VINEYARD | NAPA VALLEY
Stagecoach climbs between 900 and 1,700 feet up the southern face of Pritchard Hill to Atlas Peak and is used in many world class wines. We source Cabernet Franc grapes from one of the most sought-after, lower-yielding sections of the vineyard. The result is a wine of wonderful aromatics and rich fruit structured with elegance, soft berry, and minerality with light herbaceous notes, but integrating the power and presence expected from a mountain vineyard.
G3 VINEYARD | RUTHERFORD | NAPA VALLEY
G3, as we we refer to it by its abbreviated name, is one of Napa Valley’s premiere heritage vineyards and one of the most historic and sought-after properties in the world. Located in the heart of Rutherford, this vineyard was originally planted by Mrs. Thomas Rutherford in 1895. In 1928, Georges de Latour, founder of Beaulieu Vineyard, purchased the vineyard where it became the source of the legendary BV Cabernets made by elite winemaker, Andre Tchelistcheff. In 1988, Beckstoffer Vineyards purchased the vineyard and replanted it using modern clones, tighter spacing, and advanced trellising systems to yield optimum quality. Some of Napa Valley’s most acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignons are sourced from this vineyard, which produces elegant, rich, full bodied wines with black currant, cedar, cassis, black-licorice, and cherry along with dusty, earthy flavors.
HERINGER ESTATE VINEYARD | CLARKSBURG | CALIFORNIA
Heringer Estate Vineyards were originally planted in 1868 and are now managed by the 6th generation family members. Located in the Clarksburg AVA where the Sacramento River Delta supplies nutrients to the clay and loam soils and pulls in fresh air from the San Francisco Bay, the climate is moderate with little-to-no frost or fog. Warm summer days and cool breezy nights typify the Clarksburg AVA, which is known for long, dry growing seasons. These conditions result in the perfect combination for warm-weather grapes like Tempranillo and Mourvèdre, which we use for our Mediterranean inspired Rosé.
RODGERS CREEK VINEYARD | SONOMA COAST
Rodgers Creek Vineyard is located on the western, cooler side of Sonoma Mountain on the very eastern edge of the Petaluma Gap. From the top of the vineyard is a breath-taking view of southern Sonoma, Marin and, on a clear day, the San Francisco skyline. Planted in 2001, Rodgers Creek has an east-west orientation, allowing the canopy to protect the fruit from steady winds. The site is about 600 feet above sea level and the steep, terraced blocks get plenty of afternoon sun. Constant wind and fog from the east melds with the temperate weather from the San Francisco Bay; a convergence that helps the fruit sustain a long growing season resulting in exceptional balance and varietal character.