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 and Old Vine Zinfandel. 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, dwarfed by these unruly, head-trained vines. Planted in sand, this epic vineyard is own-rooted, organic, and dry-farmer. It has withstood the test of time, surviving phylloxera, Prohibition, and other plights upon California farmland over the last century. This is piece of California history in a bottle and I can't wait to share it with you.
SATURN RETURN Rosé is a blend of 64% Old-Vine Zinfandel from Del Barba Ranch, 30% Petite Sirah from Stags Leap Ranch + 6% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga. These vineyards are farmed organically and the soil types that are a mix of sandy, rocky, loamy and volcanic. 205 cases produced.
Saturn Return Tasting Notes:
Vivd + lush, with a rich texture. Hints of fraise des bois, salmonberry, Rainier cherry. Integrated with a soft finish, bright acidity and supple texture.
MOONS OF NEPTUNE Old-Vine Zinfandel
MOONS OF NEPTUNE Old-Vine Zinfandel comes for a historic California vineyard, Del Barba Ranch. This 100-year-old, own-rooted vineyard is full of unruly, head-trained vines. Planted in sand, this wine is aromatically rich and alluring. In what was once an ancient seabed, this vineyard has withstood phylloxera, Prohibition, and other plights upon California farm land over the last century. Organic and dry-farmed, this vineyard yields a powerful and concentrated fruit.
Moons of Neptune Tasting Notes:
Cherry, chocolate, cigar box, plum, cedar nectarine, with great minerality + structure.