Sourced from two vineyards in El Dorado County and grown at high elevation. Made in the Beaujolais style, where grapes undergo carbonic maceration, that results in a fresh, fruity and energetic wines. Aged in a mix of neutral oak and stainless steel before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Watson Ranch Vineyard is perched on a steep hillside overlooking the San Pablo Bay at the southernmost end of the Napa Valley. The cool windy conditions and calcareous soil produce wines with ample natural acidity and salinity.
Watson Ranch Chardonnay by Arnot-Roberts is a beautifully fresh white which has more in common with Chablis than the overblown Chardonnays traditionally associated with California.
The Montecillo Vineyard is one of the oldest plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon in Sonoma County, creating some of the most spectacular Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The soils in Montecillo are extremely rocky and austere, limiting yields and increasing concentration in the tiny berries. The wine is rich and opulent with a structure that will easily lend itself to ageing.