Napa Valley


Winemaker Notes

Our 2017 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 2017 Maquette is soft, supple and nuanced with notes of red cherry, blood orange and spice. Silky tannins give this mid-weight Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc much of its immediacy and sheer appeal. Franc aromatic overtones are quite expressive today. —93 pts.

Production Notes

Winemaker – Robbie Meyer
Production: 90 cases
Napa Valley Appellation
Kenefick Ranch, Calistoga
35% Merlot
45% Cabernet Sauvignon
20% Cabernet Franc
Harvested in October 2017
25 Day Maceration
75% New French Oak Barrels
Barrel Aged 20 Months
Bottled in June 2019

Kenefick Ranch

Robbie has a 20 year history of working with the vineyard of Dr. Tom Kenefick. Farmed by Dr. Tom since the 1970s, this premium vineyard features exceptional plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and more. In addition to Peirson Meyer, many top producers from around the Valley source fruit from these blocks.