Our Take on Winemaking

We are a boutique producer, releasing fewer than 1,000 cases in any given year.

Collectors recognize Rutherford as the prime source for some of California’s great wines. Some of the Napa Valley’s most prestigious wineries source fruit from Chaix Family Vineyards, and our neighbors are Rutherford’s most celebrated names. 

94+ The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple color and opens with notes of candied violets, licorice and scorched earth over a crème de cassis and stewed plums core with a waft of sautéed herbs. Full-bodied and packed with black fruit preserves and savory accents, it has a firm, chewy frame and finishes with emerging exotic spices.
 Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Our approach is straightforward: We farm our vineyard organically, block by block, to grow pristine, flavorful fruit. 

Winemaker Sarah Fowler selects our finest Cabernet Sauvignon bunches from and makes the best wine she can, using a deft and restrained hand in the cellar. 

Sara's arm, wine thief, barrel, glass of red wine

Each bottle is an unabashed expression of the vineyard our great-grandfather A.P. Chaix first planted in 1909. 

That is to say: It’s pretty damn good. 

Cabernet Sauvignon

A full-bodied expression of premium Cabernet Sauvignon grown from heritage clones deeply rooted in Napa Valley’s iconic Rutherford appellation. Our fruit is sourced 100% from Chaix Family Vineyards located in this extraordinary terroir. We make wine to be accessible—it’s your choice whether to age it or to open it today. You’ll find soft, suede-like tannins and well-integrated oak in wine with enough structure to age well over 10 or more years. 

Rosé of Cabernet

A fun summery take on Cabernet Sauvignon, bursting with a refreshing blend of verve and personality. Our rosé is made in the Provençal in style, by pressing grapes immediately after harvest and separating the juice from the skins to achieve the delicate pink color. Tart and dry, with good acidity, this wine has a supple mouthfeel, and the earthy Rutherford aromatics make it endlessly versatile as a match for food. Just 100 cases are produced annually.

rosé on white porch