The soul of the Ballentine Vineyards, we select the best small lots for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandel from our historic vineyards each harvest. These wines are impeccably balanced – crafted to be elegant, distinctive experiences for any wine lover.
This luscious wine starts with hints of citrus and green apple and finishes with crème brule. The palate is rich and full with flavors of poached pear, caramel and butterscotch. The long finish has great balance. Perfect with lobster and Dungeness crab and on its own to share with a good friend.
Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Our reserve Zinfandel features our ripest, most concentrated fruit from our Pocai Ranch. This fabulous Zinfandel is a favorite in our Tasting Room. Warm berry pie on the nose, and scents of cranberries and raspberries mingle with vanilla and clove.
Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Primary coming from our warmest vineyard in Calistoga, this vintage is rich and full bodied. Crisp citrus peel and brandied cherry hit the nose, while the mid-palate highlights ripe dark plums and blackberry compote, hints of clove and creamy spiced chocolate. This wine finished with a bourbon barrel finish and is a big full flavored wine.
Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Tasting
"Full-bodied and laden with black fruit preserves and earthy layers in the mouth, it has a firm, chewy frame and good long finish." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94+ points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Our reserve Zinfandel features our ripest, most concentrated fruit from our Pocai Ranch. This fabulous Zinfandel is a favorite in our Tasting Room. Warm berry pie on the nose, and scents of blueberries and raspberries mingle with vanilla and clove.
The wine has a lovely complexity and roundness which reminds us of both blackberry pie and being in a forest. The palate of the wine is silky smooth, with diverse hints of aroma of cola, black tea, cranberry, and tobacco. This wine opens up as you drink it and this is an indication that the wine is built to age.
93 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Fig Tree Vineyard and Pocai Vineyard
The Wine Advocate
Classic big, bold Napa Cabernet Sauvignon beautifully structured with a dense purple color packed with aromas of cherry, blueberry, clove, and vanilla. Flavors of dark cherry, licorice, black currants complement the long layered finish. It will age beautifully for 25 years.