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Winemaking Philosophy

Overdelivering with Surprise and Delight

Our winemaking philosophy is grounded in an ideal combination of site, precision, purpose and overdelivering with surprise and delight. Surprise and delight is how we let your enjoyment of experiencing our wines guide our every decision – we are dedicated to creating a wine that is special every vintage and enhances your celebration, big or small.

“Making wine with purpose in a passionate way makes our wines great.”

– Justin Seidenfeld, SVP of Winemaking and Winegrowing

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Our Process

From intentional farming to passionate viticulture and cellaring, every person involved is dedicated to quality at every stage. Our process starts with crafting the highest luxury wines and their fruit weaves down through to each of our other wines. Cabernet from our iconic Cooley Ranch Vineyard is the backbone of our Reserve Cabernet but also comprises a large part of our Sonoma County Cabernet as we focus on making the highest quality wines every time.

A key component to our winemaking philosophy is our barrel story. Barrels are the finishing touch – they are used to add detail, polish, complexity and balance to our wines. Barrels represent the base of our carefully crafted wines from exceptional Sonoma County vineyards, adding that something extra that sets us apart from the rest.

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