Product Description

Exhibits exotic Coombsville hillside terroir notes of violet, cedar, Thai basil, and baking spices that blanket a dense, rich core of fruit flavors – blackberry, deep plum, black currant – with a touch of vanilla bean and dark cocoa; deep, chewy tannins provide a voluptuous matrix. Winemaker NotesOur story starts five million years ago when a small sandpiper wandered along the shore, seeing a world we will never know. The tiny tracks the sandpiper left behind were covered with sediment and fossilized by the geological forces that created what is now the Porter Family Vineyards in the Coombsville region of Napa Valley. From our hillside vineyards and underground winery, our Family makes small amounts of beautifully hand-crafted wines – each one carrying the unique signature of this place. We retain the fossilized footprints of the sandpiper found on our property as a reminder of the incredible history of our winegrowing site, as we turn our heads to the future and the latest in winemaking arts to craft our special wines.2005 was the inaugural year for Porter Family Vineyards. Our 2005 vintages represent our premier into the world of wine, and we are intensely proud of what we have to offer. The 2005 growing season was exceptional across the Valley, with not only outstanding crop yields but outstanding quality. The little corner of Napa Valley where we are located, the Coombsville region, benefits from hillside exposures, volcanic soils, and moderate elevation, all which contribute to the genesis of our wines in the vineyard. Winemakers: Ken Bernards, Heather Porter Wolfe