Each vintage since our 2007 'Inaugural' demonstrates the unique character of the site - the mountain setting at 1500 feet and the volcanic soils on the side of Mt. St. Helena. All of our wine is made at the state-of-the-art facility at Vineyard 29 under the watchful eye of our winemaker Keith Emerson. Keith continues to build his acclaim with such labels as Vineyard 29, Robert Craig, Gundlach Bundschu, and, of course, his own labels Emerson Brown and Sonria.
Our current release, the 2010 Reserve, was reviewed in Vinous, November 2013:
“Blue/black fruits, menthol, licorice and asphalt all jump from the glass in the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Knighton Family Vineyards Reserve. Powerful and structured, the 2010 is distinctive and superb today. The massive tannins are going to need a few years to soften, but all of the elements are in the right place. This is a fabulous showing from Knighton. The 2010 is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot.” Drinking Window 2015-2030. Rating: 94
The 2009 Reserve, was reviewed by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate with these notes:
“The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a dark, voluptuous wine bursting at the seams with dark fruit. There is good depth and richness in the glass along with plenty of dark red fruit, attractive floral notes and fine overall balance, even if this is a fairly conventional style. I especially like the way the wine fleshes out on the finish. The 2009 is made in a more fruit-driven style than the 2008, which comes across as a bit more textured.” Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Rating: 92
Our goal is produce nothing but the finest wine the vineyards can produce. Quality is our utmost concern - not quantity. We produced less than 100 cases in each of 2007 and 2008. We determine our offering inventory totally dependent upon the quality we can achieve but don't plan more than 150 cases in the foreseeable future. Our first priority is to reserve wine for those loyal customers that have purchased it in the past and members of our wine mailing list. Due to the limited amount of wine we reserve the ability to limit the amount any one customer can purchase.