The Cabernet Franc from our oldest vineyard, Pocai has also become Betty Ballentine’s favorite wine. Bright red fruit of strawberry, raspberries and cherries enhance the mouthful. The structure is apparent in this young wine and is full of mocha and butterscotch notes. A combination of earth and hints of roses and pepper pull this wine together.
Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Tasting
A brand new wine that explodes with blueberries while showcasing subtle earth notes and mouthwatering roasting meat. Expresso and cocoa nibs melt in your mouth as you savor this wine. This wine is easy drinking and smooth as silk.
A small case production of 50 cases made.This is our first ever Malbec crafted from .8 acres of fruit grown.
2018 Malbec released in May!
Fresh concentrated plum jam with orange peel and Campari hit the nose while the palate is teased with cinnamon, huckleberry, red cherry finishing with a beautiful perfume. Violets and floral roses are secondary notes that accompany blackberry, red cherries and licorice. The 2017 is full bodied and explodes with flavor.
Gold Medal, American Fine Wine Competition
The Reserve label is the most elevated in our Cabernet portfolio. The intertwined circles were chosen to represent the marriage of Betty Pocai and Van Ballentine and their two families vineyards and history joining.
Black cherry and fig compote with a beautiful floral nose compliment the vanilla, cedar, and blueberry pie. A hint of coffee, toasted coconut, and huckleberries balance this full-bodied wine! The perfect winter Cabernet.
Double Gold | 93 points, American Fine Wine Competition