Approachable, enjoyable wines of timeless elegance
2014 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay, Russian River
Our Reserve Chardonnay is a very rich expression of this varietal. To help achieve this richness, we employ a technique known as “tirage”, or stirring, in our small-lot barrel fermenting. This assists with the development of a soft, rich texture and a wine of great volume. Each barrel is thoughtfully selected for its unique characteristics and contribution to this harmonious and balanced wine.
2012 Stewart Family Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel, Estate Grown
Our Old Vine Zinfandel showcases some of the best that Zinfandel has to offer; bright, red fruit characteristics with hints of white pepper and all-spice lead to a rich, lingering finish on the palate. The vines that yield fruit for this wine are grown here on our estate, some of them dating back as far as 128 years when Eli Sheppard replanted this site in 1887. Our Old Vine Zinfandels are produced in small lots and blended to capture the unique expression of Zinfandel at this site.
2012 Stewart Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley
Sonoma Valley boasts the perfect growing conditions for Cabernet in Sonoma County. Pressure builds between the Petaluma/San Pablo Bay and the Santa Rosa gap which creates a high pressure “Banana Belt” over the valley, delivering warm days and cool nights