We know there is only one ultimate guidebook for creating The Black Bottle wine, and that is nature herself.

It makes sense that truly great wine can only be made from great vineyards.
So our grapes come from exceptional Napa hillside vineyards, each with unique climates and distinctive terroirs. Each cluster is hand picked, sorted and evaluated to obtain the best grapes on the vine.

Find the great fruit, treat is gently,
taste the fermentations daily and coax the
wine in the right direction.

What makes our wines truly remarkable are very unique microclimates, sustainable farming techniques, rocky soils and superb clones, and daily attention to the winemaking. Gentle handling, careful and very meticulous monitoring of fermentations, allow us to capture the intense flavors, structure and complexity that reveals in our signature style for The Black Bottle.