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Yountville Ranch


Introducing our pinnacle wine... 2018 The Character

Winemaking Notes

  • Our viticulture team hand tends key vineyard blocks throughout the season.
  • Fruit is carefully hand picked and crushed into small fermenters for exceptional concentration.
  • Individual lots aged separately 30 months in 100% new French Oak.
  • Winemaker Kimberlee Nicholls chose the best 7 barrels of the Markham winery


“Of 6,000 barrels of wine in our cellar, only 7 were selected for this iconic estate-grown wine. Building upon the lush, velvety base of our finest lot of Yountville Ranch Merlot—Clone 181 from a north-facing block—the final blend was carefully composed to fully capture the rich color and chewy tannins that were the hallmark of the 2018 vintage in our Napa Valley vineyards.”


Vineyard Notes

  • 100% Estate Grown
    94% Yountville Ranch, Yountville – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
    4% Rockerbox Vineyard, Calistoga – Petit Verdot
    2% Hopper House Vineyard, Yountville – Cabernet Franc
  • 100% NAPA GREEN LAND & GREEN WINERY certified