The Reserve label is the most elevated in our wine portfolio. The intertwined circles were chosen to represent the marriage of Betty Pocai and Van Ballentine and their two families vineyards and history joining. 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.
Fig Tree Vineyard
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.
Last Vintage of a Ballentine Chardonnay
Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Primarily coming from our warmest vineyard in Calistoga, this vintage is rich and full-bodied. Big zinfandel with bright red fruit and a plush mid-palate makes the perfect segway to a lengthy finish. Flavors of raspberry, cherry, and anise compliment vanilla and fresh cracked pepper. Dark cocoa nib and lavender with hints of expresso are expressed as the bottle opens up.
93 points, Wine Advocate
"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
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.