2014 Waypoint Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
Hillside Oakville fruit is responsible for some of the most iconic wines of Napa: Dalla Valle Maya and Peter Michael’s “Au Paradis” are two legends from the same neighborhood as our Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, expertly farmed to organic standards by Phil Coturri. This is so smooth and inviting, filled to the rim with juicy black cherry liqueur and blueberry fruit. Superb!
2014 Waypoint Tierra Buena Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain
NEW! This beauty comes from a historic vineyard on Spring Mountain, first planted in the 1880s, though the most recent plantings are now over 20 years old. Look for notes of cassis liqueur, cocoa, bay leaf, graphite, and forest floor, all overlaying a structured, concentrated red that will age 10 years handily.
2014 Waypoint Somerston Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
NEW! High up on Sage Canyon Road, northeast of Pritchard Hill, Somerston is a great source of vibrant, plush Cabernet Sauvignon. We love the 2014’s freshness, and its pristine, ripe Cabernet fruit. Try this one with a filet mignon roast with Romesco sauce this winter!
2015 Waypoint Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay, Carneros
NEW! Hudson vineyard is the benchmark in Carneros Chardonnay. Wineries like Arietta, Aubert, Robert Foley Vineyards, Failla, Keplinger, Kistler, and Kongsgaard make great wines from this prime Carneros property in between Napa and Sonoma. Only 12 of Hudson’s 26 clients are allowed to vineyard-designate Hudson on their labels, and we’re proud to be one of them. Try a bottle of this juicy, luxurious Chardonnay to see why!
2015 Waypoint Brown Ranch Pinot Noir Carneros
Here’s a classic Carneros beauty, sourced from Brown Ranch, which once funneled fruit into the great Pinot Noirs by Saintsbury. Ripe cherry cola, spiced hibiscus and dried strawberry are accented by spicy cardamom and clove, thanks to the whole cluster fermentation. It’s got brightness and the balance that will make you want sip after sip. It’s an ideal case buy for the Pinot lover in your life.
2014 Waypoint King Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir, Fort Ross-Seaview
Ron Sikorski’s King Ridge Vineyard is a ways inland from the ocean in the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA, and thus the heat makes the wines a little riper and plumper than other luminaries in the appellation like Hirsch and Fort Ross. We love the 2014 Waypoint’s brushy, ripe strawberry, china black tea, white pepper, and baking spice scents, overlaying a plush and satisfying palate presence.
2015 Waypoint Shake Ridge Zinfandel Amador County
There are plenty of heavy hitters [Helen Keplinger and Andy Erickson, for example] who look to Ann Kraemer’s Shake Ridge as the gold standard in Amador County. No one does it better. Our 2015 Zin from her jewel of a vineyard is flat-out the best we’ve ever released, which is saying something. Boysenberries, black cherries, new leather, and a hint of white pepper make for one succulent mouthful of wine. You can’t miss here.