The estate Bon Passe Vineyard is located in the southwestern benchlands in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
The vineyard is comprised of both hillsides and valley floor, with varying soil types
Barrel program is 40% new (90% French, 10% American); blend consists of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot
Brian Mox, Winemaker
When Brian first began working with the Bump family, they all agreed upon making wines that were true to the vineyard site. They like more restrained and elegant wines; a perfect fit considering the cooler terroir of their vineyard. As their winemaker, Brian feels like the conductor of a very harmonious orchestra. Of course Mother Nature makes sure to bring new climatic challenges every year, as Brian describes it, his job is to maximize the expression of the vineyard in a style that is true to the fruit and meets the expectations of the owners and the preferences of consumers.
Undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brian Mox, winemaker for Darms Lane, has been creating our balanced and food friendly wines since 2003. Born and raised in the Midwest, Brian completed his Chemistry degree at MIT and later attended Viticulture and Enology courses at U.C. Davis. Brian has worked in the Valley for many years including as the winemaker for Laird Family Estate, Etude wines and more recently at Lewis Cellars and Laird Family Wines.
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