A waypoint is the identifying intersection between latitude and longitude on a GPS, the precise location where the two coordinates meet. It is unique and unambiguous, a virtual fingerprint on the ground. In the wine world, one’s waypoint tells a unique story of time and place in the glass.
It also helps to have dedicated growers and winemakers with an eye for the right dirt. Working with guys like Andy Beckstoffer on the vineyard side and Tim Milos in the cellar, we're fortunate to be able to include serious talent in the conversation of making great wine. And, yes, we've received some good press. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate was our biggest point haul, but others have had nice things to say too (including our demanding clientele). Frankly, we'll take it with appreciation.
These wines are reflections of our promise to deliver "great stuff," and they have not come about by accident. It starts with fantastic vineyards and folks who know how to farm the right way and making an awful lot of decisions from there but ultimately it's more about letting the wines speak for themselves than accessorizing with a batch of winemaking tricks. Single-vineyard wines need to stand on their own merit. You simply can't go wrong here.