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.
This Chenin is our most local farm to table wine...grown, made and bottled within 300 yards of our winery. Refreshing tropical notes of guava and passionfruit are followed by bright citrus and a nutty finish.Our favorite for oysters, seafood, and salads.
Betty Ballentine's notes, “Delicious. Nice and fresh.”
Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Tasting
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.
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. This is a very well balanced wine with restraint in the tannins to better show the expression of the vineyard. 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
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