The 2021 Caryn Renae Sauvignon Blanc is a seasonal shift in the glass. From the first encounter with its brilliant citrine hue to the abundant aromatics, it is love at first sip. Aromatics of lithe tropical fruits— think barely ripe pineapple, kiwi and mango— comingling with classic boxwood, gooseberry and sea spray notes transport you to the sea in an instant. The palate boasts a myriad of flavors from fresh lemon juice and grapefruit zest to glacé apricots, with a scintilla of creaminess and bright minerality and a whisper of wildflower honey and honeysuckle— all coalescing in a crescendo of great focus and great intensity. The perfect jumping off point into an evening or a great conversation, adept at pairing with everything from your favorite nori maki rice crackers to fruits of the sea and beyond!
2019 Jemma Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Ellman Estate)
Focusing solely on the Ellman Estate vineyard, the perennial elegance of Jemma reigns supreme in the 2019 vintage. With a profound, dense ruby hue, our ethereal 2019 Jemma performs a playful dance of sweet and savory movements. Bounteous aromatics of freshly harvested fruits and flowers from a basket of sweet violets to just-plucked blackberries from the vine comingle with layered notes of bouquet garni, espresso crema, and transportive salumi like lardo di colonnata and finocchina. Effusive on the palate, it whisks you away for a walk in the woods with heady fragrance of freshly upturned earth, garriqgue and bramble fruits, all from the comfort and warmth of your perch. Muscular and weighty, the dark fruit character is precisely framed with concentrated yet chocolatey tannins, and a lingering, suffusive finish. Aptly paired with a classic Entrecôte Marchand de Vin, or if you are feeling adventuresome, a savory wild mushroom Wellington.