Single Vineyard Wines
Each single vineyard wine is a unique and exemplary representation of the vineyard block selected. Honoring the Ballentine history, we farm several different grapes well-suited to the terroir. With three different vineyards in Napa, we are able to make a diverse range of wines.
A perfect brunch wine! There is a slight effervescence to the palate and fair amount of sweetness, but the profile is light, airy and refreshing.
This Chenin is our most local farm to table wine...grown, made and bottled within 300 yards of our winery. Bright tropical notes of mango and pineapple mesh well with lemon curd and honeydew melon. Wonderful acidity is highlighted with green apple and mineral notes.
For the best pairing this summer, drink with oysters.
Our 2016 Petite Sirah has aromas of cherry, boysenberry, a hint of olive and roses. Cherry liquor, chocolate and vanilla all dance across the palate while sipping this wine.
Best of Class, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
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.
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.
After more than 100 years of farming experience in this vineyard, we have begun to bottle a single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Pocai Vineyard to showcase this wonderful site. This inviting wine seduces with cherry and raspberry flavors and baking spice aromas, then allows its long, lush finish to be savored.
92 Points, Wine Spectator
Fig Tree Vineyard
Stunningly rich, full-bodied, with unctious texture, loads of crème de cassis, licorice and subtle background oak. The wine is approachable now and will evolve over 10-15 years. The palette mirrors the nose, and the soft acidity and silky voluptuousness let the finish linger for some time.
93 points, James Suckling