The name WINGSPAN came to me while working in The Ravens vineyard one summer afternoon and hearing the pronounced pumping of the bird's wings, flying overhead. The essence of WINGSPAN comes from the idea of spreading our wings and taking flight.
These wines are meant to encapsulate the land they come from, captured in a bottle and to enjoy a moment in time.
SATURN RETURN is a rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon + Petite Sirah from Napa Valley. On opposing ends of the Valley, The Ravens and Stags Leap Ranch are complimentary rocky and mountainous landscapes, creating rich and structured fruit. The Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from The Ravens vineyard in Calistoga, a 2.6 acre hillside vineyard that was planted in 2008. Recalling the badlands of the Wild West, the vineyard is surrounded by the Mayacamas and Vaca ranges at the foothills of Mount St. Helena. The Petite Sirah is found at the base of the Stags Leap Palisades, displaying a similarly rough landscape, filled gravely, diverse soils.
MOONS OF NEPTUNE is an old-vine Zinfandel from a historic California vineyard, Del Barba Ranch. Descending upon this 100-year-old vineyard, you're immersed in a sea of grapes and dwarfed by these unruly, head-trained vines. Planted in sand, this epic vineyard has withstood phylloxera, Prohibition, and other plights upon California farm land over the last century.
SATURN RETURN Rosé is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga and 32% Petite Sirah from Stags Leap District. Both vineyards are farmed organically and cane pruned. They are soil types that are rocky, loamy and volcanic. 140 cases produced.
Saturn Return WINEMAKER'S NOTES:
Cherry, berry aroma with hints of orange peel, followed by spiced + plum notes, nectarine. Integrated with a soft finish with bright acidity.