The name WINGSPAN came to me while working in my family’s vineyard in Calistoga, The Ravens, one late afternoon summer and hearing the pronounced pumping of the bird's wings, flying overhead. The essence of WINGSPAN comes from the idea of spreading our wings, rising up and taking flight - a phoenix rising from the ashes.
SATURN RETURN is a rosé of Old-Vine Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc. The Old-Vine Zin is the star of the show, as it makes up 60% of the blend, and the other grapes in the blend are coming mainly Napa Valley. In combining these diverse California landscapes, a rich and structured rosé is created. This 120-year-old vine Zinfandel is coming from Contra Costa County and has been run by the same family, The Del Barbas, for the last four generations. The Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from my family’s vineyard,The Ravens, in Calistoga. A very badlands, frontier times vibe is harnessed in Calistoga - our vineyard is surrounded by the Mayacamas and Vaca ranges at the foothills of Mount St. Helena. We farm everything organically and have been using the same crew since the beginning, in 2008, alongisde Piña Vineyard Management. The Petite Sirah is found at the base of the Stags Leap Palisades, displaying a similarly rough landscape, filled gravely, diverse soils and the Cabernet Franc comes from the Eastern-side of St. Helena.
MOONS OF NEPTUNE is an Old-Vine Zinfandel from a historic California vineyard, Del Barba Ranch. Being among these ancient, unruly vines, you're immersed in a sea of grapes. Planted in sand, this epic vineyard is own-rooted, head-trained 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 a piece of California history in a bottle.
these wines are made organically and with love
*** these wines are meant to encapsulate the land they come from, captured in a bottle and to enjoy a moment in time ***
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 made up of an array of soil types, including sandy, rocky, loamy and volcanic. This wine is vivid 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, dry-farmed, trained and own-rooted 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.