2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the heart of Rutherford in the Napa Valley. The vineyard was originally planted by Mrs. Thomas Rutherford in 1895 – many acclaimed wines originated from this vineyard including wines made by Andre Tchelistcheff who’s wines became the definition of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Driven by the desire to make fruit-driven, approachable Cabernet Sauvignon, this single vineyard wine is pressed and racked into 100% new French and American oak barrels. After aging for 22 months in barrel, we select the finest lots for our final blend prior to bottling. Our 2016 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon is a salute to the characteristics and complexity of exemplary Cabernet Sauvignons sourced from Rutherford. Flavors of black cherries and plum are met with notes of spice and a full bodied finish.
Jeb Dunnuck – 95 Points
2021 Sun Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir
Located in the Northwest corner of Sonoma County, the Petaluma Gap is known for producing premium Pinot Noir. With hillsides sitting above 1,400 feet, Sun Chase Vineyard is one of the most highly sought-after vineyards in the Petaluma Gap that draws brisk winds and cooling fog from the coast toward the San Pablo Bay. Its climate is heavily influenced by cool ocean breezes, but it sits above the fog line for a nice balance of heat stress on the grapevines, allowing for slow and even maturation of the fruit.
Picked at ideal ripeness, maintaining cooler fermentation temperatures and pressing at dryness, our Pinot Noir undergoes secondary fermentation while aging in French and American oak barrels for nine months. Its deeply intense burgundy color is developed by the extended coastal sun exposure high upon the mountain top vineyard, making for a unique wine. The nose expresses aromas of black cherry, pomegranate, spice and mocha. A sip reveals flavors of juicy raspberries, vanilla, caramel. This wine balances acidity, with supple tannins complexed by a velvety smooth finish.
2019 Carneros Chardonnay
The Los Carneros AVA, located in the southernmost end of the Napa Valley, is known to be one of the premiere Chardonnay growing regions in the world. Our 2019 Chardonnay was handpicked from two neighboring vineyards.
Our winemakers beautifully melded this wine using a partial barrel ferment, complete malolactic fermentation succeeded by nine months of sur lees aging in new French and American oak.
Upon first pour, the Chardonnay evokes aromas of nectarines, Honeycrisp apples and vanilla. A taste reveals flavors of stone fruits, pears and honeysuckles. The rich and smooth finish is complimented by hints of toasty notes and spices.
Jeb Dunnuck – 91 Points
2019 Yountville Sauvignon Blanc
Our Sauvignon Blanc is handpicked from the Hoxsey Family’s Block House Vineyard in the heart of Yountville. Thought to be one of the oldest vineyards in the Napa Valley, it was named for pioneer George Yount’s block house – the first Kentucky style block house west of the Mississippi. Harvested at peak maturity in late summer, this wine exhibits the complexity and core attributes found in Yountville Sauvignon Blancs.
Fermented in 100% stainless steel, this wine evokes aromas of honeydew melon, lemon zest and apricot. Tasting immediately reveals bursts of juicy peach, lemon and citrus. The mouthfeel is an intense flavorful experience balanced by a smooth enjoyable finish.
James Suckling – Rated 92 Points
2021 Dry Creek Valley Rosé
Mathew Bruno’s 2021 Dry Creek Valley Rosé comes from Dry Creek Valley AVA – located northwest of the town of Healdsburg. Known for its world class wine growing, Dry Creek Valley produces a broad range of grape varieties. This AVA’s successful diversity is caused by the unique characteristics of various soil types, elevations and exposures to the sun, weather and water.
Maintaining a strong influence of Rosés produced in the Rhone Valley of France, our Rosé was produced using 100% Grenache in stainless steel fermentation. The hue and intensity of our Rose captures the essence of Grenache by mirroring the sunset across California’s coastal mountains. Enticing aromas of watermelon, strawberries and nectarines draw you inward to taste flavors of summer berries evolving into a fresh, smooth finish.
2020 Blanc de Blancs Sparkling
From the vineyards of Los Carneros AVA in the Napa Valley comes Mathew Bruno’s first sparkling wine, the 2020 Blanc de Blancs. Los Carneros is Napa’s coolest growing sub-region, due to the evening maritime influence of the San Pablo Bay crawling across the hills of shallow, clay soil. The resulting micro-climate is an ideal environment for growing premium sparkling wine grapes.
Blanc de Blancs translates as “white from whites,” a white wine produced entirely from white grapes. This style of sparkling wine is inspired by old world winemaking techniques of the Champagne region in France. Exclusively made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, our sparkling wine exhibits the classical styles and lively acidity which Blanc de Blancs have come to be known. This sparkling wine is produced by the age-old tradition of Méthode Champenoise, during which secondary fermentation occurs in the bottle – a style from which only the finest sparkling wines are produced. The wine is then laid down to cellar “en tirage” for over 12 months. The prolonged aging allows the wine to interact with the yeast in bottle further complexing the aromas and flavors.
Effervescent aromas of green apple and tropical notes evolve into a crisp citrus taste, balanced acidity and fine bubbles. This sparkling wine finishes with a refreshingly pleasant splash of green pear and tropical flavors for all to enjoy.