The Spire Collection began as a portfolio of wine from California’s classic northern wine regions: Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and Mendocino County. Napa Valley boasts some of the world’s finest terroir, with stunning, highly acclaimed, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Franc from the appellation’s coveted benchland and mountain fruit. Between the western side of the mountains and the Pacific Coast, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc grow in some of the most regarded vineyards throughout Sonoma County and Mendocino County.
…presents a joyous infusion of ripe peach, loquat, and honeysuckle invigorated by an undercurrent of citrus acidity.Brett Anderson, Robb Report, March 2015
Galerie is the tale of two valleys expressed through the wines of two varieties—Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Napa Valley and Knights Valley are separated by a county line and by Mount St. Helena, which towers above them. The wines bring these two growing regions to life by allowing the natural differences in fruit character to express themselves in the glass.
La Jota Vineyard Co.
...Chris Carpenter’s wines at La Jota capture the essence of Howell Mountain.Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, November 2013
La Jota was founded in 1898. Today, we proudly carry on this history by producing small quantities of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from the winery’s estate vineyard and nearby W.S. Keyes Vineyard. The wines capture the intense fruit and mineral complexity of their cool-climate location.
In this part of Mt. Veeder, the vineyards sit atop well-exposed plateaus that allow for plenty of exposure to both heat and light, while also capturing plenty of mountain structure.Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, December 2014
Mt. Brave is a tribute to the pioneering spirit of those who settled the rugged terrain of Mt. Veeder during the 1800s. Mt. Brave produces staggeringly intense and complex wines from its high-altitude estate vineyard in the Mt. Veeder AVA located in the Mayacamas Mountains.
…these are some of the most compelling wines being made in California today.…Robert Parker Jr., Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, April 2013
The story of Anakota begins deep in the heart of the Knights Valley AVA in rural Sonoma County. Located in an ancient volcanic zone, this pristine and relatively unknown place offers unique and diverse soils and a climate perfectly suited to Bordeaux grapes. Anakota produces two single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons from the winery’s estate vineyards in Knights Valley: Helena Dakota and Helena Montana.
Classy and energetic wine.Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media, May 2010
Captûre marries the notions of tradition and discovery, adapting classic Bordelais winemaking methods and customs to the rich history and frontier spirit of those who first farmed Sonoma County’s unknown mountains more than a century ago.
…the robust, full-bodied wine has elegance, with a delicate touch highlighting a balance to the richness.…Hayley Hamilton Cogill, D Magazine, March 2015
Cenyth is a red blend that marries the ripe fruit of California with the structural elements more common to European wines. Featuring the five red Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec—and minimal new oak (30%) to preserve the freshness of the fruit—Cenyth offers a vibrantly new and personal interpretation of Sonoma County.
The northern half of Anderson Valley – what locals call The Deep End – is typically shrouded in a thick fog that rolls in from the nearby Mendocino coastline. Here our Maggy Hawk Estate Pinot Noirs, Skycrest Vineyard Chardonnay and Edmeades Vineyard White Pinot Noir are tucked away among the valley’s rolling hillsides, surrounded by lush redwood groves.