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. Being among these ancient, unruly, head-trained vines, you're immersed in a sea of grapes. Planted in sand, this epic vineyard is own-rooted, organic, and dry-farmed. 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
SATURN RETURN is a blend of 60% Old-Vine Zinfandel from Del Barba Ranch, 30% Petite Sirah from Stags Leap Ranch, 5% Cabernet Franc from Saint Helena and 5% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from The Ravens in Calistoga. These vineyards are all farmed organically, with diverse soil types - a mix of sandy, rocky, loamy and volcanic. This wine is vivd and lush, rich in texture and depth, with hints of grapefruit, rose petal, passionfruit and great minerality. It has bright acidity, a soft finish and will pair beautifully for a wide range of occasions.
MOONS OF NEPTUNE Old-Vine Zinfandel
MOONS OF NEPTUNE comes from a historic California vineyard, Del Barba Ranch, which has been farmed by the same family for the last four generations. This 120-year-old vineyard is full of unruly, own-rooted, head-trained vines. Planted in sand, this wine is aromatically rich and complex, with bright acidity and supple fruit. In what was once an ancient seabed, this vineyard has withstood Prohibition, phylloxera, and various other farming plights upon California over the past century. At the base of Mount Diablo, organic and dry-farmed, this vineyard yields powerful and concentrated fruit. With an opulent deep purple hue, this wine has great minerality and structure, aromas of cigar box and cherry, chocolate, nectarine, spice, plum and cedar.