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Waypoint

A wonderful exercise in sourcing fruit from famous plots, Waypoint enables us to dig deep into our Rolodex to find fruit from unique places that deserve a little more attention. It all starts with fantastic vineyards and folks who farm them sustainably. There are plenty of important decisions that follow, but ultimately, it’s about letting the wines speak for themselves and listening to the historic terroir express itself.” Single-vineyard wines need to stand on their own merit. Waypoint harnesses that belief with both hands and lets the vineyard and corresponding wine do all the talking.

Winemakers:
Matt Sands and Philippe Melka

Vineyards:
Lowrey Vineyard - Southview, Beckstoffer Georges III VineyardBrown Ranch, Oakville Ranch Vineyard

The pictured wine is now sold out, but we are pleased to bring you for the first time a stunning vineyard, planted high above the valley floor between Rutherford and Pritchard Hill by the Bettinellis, the Lowrey Vineyard. The Homestead piece faces the old 19th century home of the land’s first resident, one Mister Lowrey. The rare hillside site bends slightly downward to give a perfect exposure, and the tight spacing creates tension and concentration in the wine. It is ripe, airy, and medium-full. Extremely expressive terroir is on full display and gorgeous black cherries, cedar, and fine grain tannins create a new Napa Cabernet experience you’ve probably never had before.

The 2018 will be released in July 2020 and preorders may be purchased here.

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SKU: 18WPL3CS2A

The 2016 pictured here is now sold out, but we are delighted to offer our first Beckstoffer Georges III bottling in many years. The spectacular vineyard site with it’s back to the Silverado Trail is the historic site of the grand old BV masterpieces produced for most of the last century. It is as pure an expression of Napa Valley terroir as is available anywhere, from anyone. Ripe and round black fruits, spice, blueberry, and cedar and cigar box aromas are echoed on the palate and balanced by a preternatural lift from natural acidity and a swell of earth notes. A stunning achievement.  

The 2018 will be released in July 2020 and preorders may be purchased here.

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SKU: 18WPBG3CS2A

Hudson vineyard is the benchmark in Carneros Chardonnay. Wineries like Arietta, Aubert, Robert Foley Vineyards, Failla, Keplinger, Kistler, and Kongsgaard make great wines from this prime Carneros property, in between Napa and Sonoma. Only 12 of Hudson’s 26 clients can vineyard-designate Hudson on their labels, and this chardonnay is proud to be one of them.

The 2017 will be released in July 2020. Pre-orders may be purchased here.

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SKU: 17WPHDCH2A

The pictured wine is now sold out, but we are pleased to bring you for the first time a stunning vineyard, planted high above the valley floor between Rutherford and Pritchard Hill by the Bettinellis, the Lowrey Vineyard. The Basalt Ledge piece sits on a rocky outcropping with its back to Pritchard Hill. The rare hillside site picks up the mineral aspect of the site, and the tight spacing creates tension and concentration in the wine. It is ripe, dense, and powerful. Extremely expressive terroir is on full display and gorgeous black and red cherries, mineral, cigar, and fine grain tannins create a new Napa Cabernet experience you’ve probably never had before.

The 2018 will be released in July 2020 and preorders may be purchased here.

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SKU: 18WPL2CS2A

A classic Carneros beauty, ripe notes of cherry cola, spiced hibiscus flower, dried strawberries, and clove are accented by other exotic spices, earth, and hints of salinity. Whole cluster fermentation allows the vibrant fruit to be the focus, with fine-grained tannins backing an already exquisite texture full of verve and length. Balanced and full of energy, this showcases one of California’s non-coastal Pinot sites in all its glory.

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SKU: 18WPBRPN2A

The 2015 and 2016s are now sold out, but we are delighted that we’ll offer once again, another vintage of the Oakville Ranch. Sourced from blocks 7 and Summit, and expertly farmed by Phil Coturri, this wine is very smooth and inviting and overflowing with juicy black cherry liqueur and blueberry fruit. Hillside fruit from Oakville is incredibly difficult to come by and this is, as expected, a true example of textbook Oakville Cabernet.

The 2018 will be released in July 2020 and preorders may be purchased here.

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SKU: 18WPORCS2A

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