Napa Valley

Winemaker Notes

Our 2015 Maquette, is a beautiful “Right-Bank” blend with 20% Cabernet Franc. With this addition the wine hits the palate with deep blackberry, and intense currant flavors, wrapped around bright layers of sweet spice, clove and mint. Beautifully structured and well balanced with an exceptional mid-palate, this wine is ready to enjoy in its youth, but will age wonderfully.

by Antonio Galloni

The 2015 Maquette is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. A burst of explosive red-toned fruit and floral notes makes a strong opening statement. Precise and nuanced for the year, the Maquette is a real joy to taste. The wine’s vibrancy and sheer deliciousness are impossible to ignore. The flavors are really popping today. Don’t miss it. – 93 pts.

Production Notes

Winemaker – Robbie Meyer
Production: 350 cases
Napa Valley Appellation
Kenefick Ranch, Calistoga
35% Merlot
45% Cabernet Sauvignon
20% Cabernet Franc
Harvested in October 2015
25 Day Maceration
75% New French Oak Barrels
Barrel Aged 20 Months
Bottled in June 2017


A term familiar to Alan Peirson in his work as a sculptor; “maquette” is the name given to a small three dimensional model made for a larger scale sculpture.