The blend comes from two mountains that have defined our viticultural efforts since 1994, Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain
This wine is made from the best lots from the 2016 vintage from Veeder Peak and W.S. Keyes vineyards
Comprised of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot
Chris Carpenter, Winemaker
I believe in paying the utmost attention to the vineyards and practicing minimal intervention in winery.
BS in biology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago
A Chicago native, I earned a BS in biology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I gained experience as a harvest enologist at Domaine Carneros Winery, as a vineyard intern at Domaine Chandon California, and as a research intern at Tenute Antinori, Santa Cristina Estate, in Montefiridolfi, Italy. In 1998 I received an MS in horticulture from the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis.
In 2000, I became Winemaker for Lokoya, in 2001 I was promoted to Winemaker for Cardinale, and in 2005 I was named Winemaker for La Jota Vineyard Co.
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