The intertwined circles on our label were chosen to represent the marriage of Betty Pocai and Van Ballentine and their two family's vineyards and history joining. We select the best small lots for Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel from our historic vineyards each harvest. These wines are impeccably balanced – crafted to be elegant, distinctive experiences for any wine lover. The Reserve label is the most elevated in our wine portfolio.
This medium-bodied Reserve Zinfandel is perfect for bourbon enthusiasts. Its alluring blend of ripe bing cherry, Campari, and orange peel creates a captivating entrance, while raspberry and red apple notes infuse a fresh and lively character. The subtle presence of toasted coconut adds a layer of richness, enhancing the wine's expressive nature. Hints of pepper provide a delightful contrast, making a harmonious dance of flavor that Zinfandel aficionados love.
Release September 2023
A floral bouquet meets red cherry, cranberry, french plums, and a hint of white pepper. Vanilla bean and raspberry jam meet toast leading to a lengthy and impactful finish. The integrated acidity and tannin elevate this wine to a reserve level.
92 points, Wine Advocate
A beautiful savory Napa Cabernet. Decant for several hours and experience, bright cherries and raspberries, and hints of eucalyptus with licorice, tobacco, cherry compote, and cassis. The finish lingers until your next sip. This wine evolves with decanting and would pair magically with prime rib or tri-tip.
94+ points, Wine Advocate
Black cherry and fig compote with a beautiful floral nose complement the vanilla, cedar, and blueberry pie. A hint of coffee, toasted coconut, and huckleberries balance this full-bodied wine!
Double Gold | 93 points, American Fine Wine Competition