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The Story

Our true Bordeaux Right Bank wine. Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc. This wine is gorgeously fruit forward with a core of minerality.

Great wine comes from great grapes. We take extra care in preserving the flavors of the fruit during our winemaking process. Each pick is fermented separately  in small custom made stainless steel tanks.

The underground aging caves are vibration free, cooled to 54 degrees and 95% humidity with constant air movement. Some of the wine evaporates allowing a metered amount of oxygen to penetrate the oak barrels. This controlled breathing is essential for the chemical transformation occurring during barrel maturation when tannins, alcohols, acids and esters further interact to create more complex aromas and flavors. A couple of years later the wine is bottled on location without any filtration or fining.

Paradise Hills Vineyard is located on the western foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains above Yountville in the cooler part of the Napa Valley. Grapes planted in this area take longer to mature on the vine allowing for riper tannins, darker pigmentation and deeply perfumed fruit. The vineyards are east and southeast facing, ideal for maximizing photosynthesis with intense morning sun and natural protection from the hot afternoon rays.


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Deep and Purple


Long, Extensive and Flavorful


Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Coffee, Toasty, Floral and Chocolate


Youthful, Pure, Fresh and Ripe


Average in Acidity, Perfectly balanced, Concentrated, Well-Integrated, Youthful, Full-bodied, Harmonious, Rich, Elegant and Silky tannins



Written Notes

The 2018 Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard is magnificent in 2018. Rich and explosive with tremendous density and volume, this bottling deftly demonstrates how compelling this wine can be in a favorable vintage with no heat extremes. On the palate, the 2018 is sensual and alluring, with tremendous volume and tons of pure raciness. A rush of chocolate, new leather, licorice, menthol and pine builds into the huge, voluptuous finish. This is such a gorgeous wine.

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Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is purple and deep. On the nose it is youthful, open, generous, seductive, ripe, charming, pure, fresh and rich. The taste is elegant, fruity, perfumed, fragrant, toasty, fat, refined,robust, full,voluptuous, rich, with silky tannins, and average in acidity, full-bodied, with concentrated, well-integrated, perfectly balanced, well-structured structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has blackcurrant, chocolate, spice, toasty, perfumed, floral, coffee and blackberry flavours. The finish is long, vibrant, spicy, flavorful, lingering and extensive. This wine is outstanding. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years.
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Yountville, Napa Valley
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