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Our vision is to make world-class artisan wines from renowned California vineyards. We have a deep respect,  passion and love for the Napa and Sonoma Valleys and are grateful to work with the wonderful people that make up this amazing wine community.

The Joy

This bright and summery wine springs to life in the glass with a gentle pink blush meeting light salmon hues. Aromas of strawberry and raspberry fruit are lifted with helpful confections of cotton candy and cherry, balancing the palate with a zippy, citrus, mouthwatering feel. Also showing up are undertones of lavender and jasmine! The texture continues to be the perfect balance of finesse, and flesh, and it’s more than ready to pair with savory seared ahi or grilled shrimp salad with a twist of lemon. There’ll be plenty of options as we move into warm outdoor weather!

Enjoy now and for the next 5 years. 300 cases produced. 100% stainless steel ferment, neutral oak aged for 6.5 months. Sourced from two Dutton Ranch-farmed Sonoma sites: the Sylvia’s Jewell and Geoff Pinot Noir vineyards.

*By request, we also have 'the joy' Rosé 1.5L magnum bottles available this year!

The Love

This Pinot Noir has been a pillar of the Promise portfolio for over 12 years and is continually sourced from the same great rows of the Bucher Ranch in the Russian River Valley. The color is always staring back at you with its deep ruby hue suggesting richness from the start. The nose is fresh, intense, and brooding, offering up aromas of dark cherries, blackberries, plums, and hints of dried herbs, forest floor, with a touch of earthiness. There is 15% whole cluster in the making and 50% new Francois Frères tight grain oak barrels, toasted to a perfect medium plus. Flavors are densely focused with dried cranberry, strawberry preserves, a touch of pipe tobacco and a hint of dancing chocolate savory that carries out the long finish. Made from love, with love, so drink the LOVE!

Enjoy now and for the next 15 years. Aged in 50% new French Oak, native yeast and malolactic, always unfiltered and unfined.  275 cases produced.

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The Gratitude

The 2019 'the gratitude' is bold, seductive, and absolutely loaded all around! This ripe, inky blend will certainly become a favorite and has every making of a classic. With the varietals weighing in at 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 11% Malbec and, 2% Merlot, the wafting fragrance shows incredible depth and beauty. Fumy aromatics lift with each swirl showing toffee and milk chocolates and intermingling with violets, ripe blackberry preserves and cola berries.

The texture is like crushed cashmere and velvet leaving no interior of the mouth uncoated. Very fine grain, powdery tannins play at the sides of the tongue to gently lift acidity at the start. Moments later the midpalate floods over with a dashing array of black fruits, dried cherries nuanced with a touch of tobacco and leather. It’s all very cleverly timed with this wine. The lengthy finish becomes a beautifully tapered trailing edge without holes nor studders. Pure elegance.

I’m always excited to see where blends arrive in years 5, 10 and 15, and a year such as 2019 has me increasingly so. Quite enjoyable today, I believe with proper ageing this will be a 20-year red, without question. 

Aged for 29 months in 90% new French Oak, bottled unfiltered and unfined. 200 cases produced.

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The 2019 growing season gifted us with an amazing array of wines so easy to speak very highly about, and Promise is the pinnacle of the lineup. This vintage begins with a gorgeous, pitch-black hue that stares right back on the approach. The aromatics to start are also very dark, tightly focused, and highly scented with a bravado of black cherry, clove, hints of graphite and coffee enveloped in a fumy blanket of barrel vanillin.

The mouthfeel of this wine is youthful and finely structured. Saturated but with finesse. Primarily sourced from prestigious vineyards in Oakville and Atlas Peak, this wine brings the mountain and valley together seamlessly. The palate is massive and brooding with purity of black fruits, blueberry, camphor, spices, and tart, chewy currants. The entry is serious and then mouth-filling, finishing for over a minute and dancing every second through the palate! This is one crown jewel of a Cabernet that if cellared correctly, will survive for 20 years and longer.   

Aged for 29 months in 100% new Darnajou and Taransaud barrels, bottled unfiltered and unfined. 325 cases produced.

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Our Winemaking Philosophy

We believe that meticulous farming and cultivation are essential to great winemaking. An overwhelming attention to detail is applied at every step of a vine’s life and throughout every growing season from beginning to end. Once the fruit is harvested, every element is afforded great care: selection, yeasts, crush, maturation, and cooperage, all of which are overseen with great passion. Our style of winemaking looks to find the greatest expressions of each varietal and vineyard. Special focus is given to deliver a perfect blending of balance, complexity and depth. Kirk Venge, a Napa native prodigy, has been the winemaker since 2014.