We are proud to be certified as a sustainable grower and we take pride in producing ultra-premium wines from our estate vineyards located within two of California's most famous viticultural appellations: Russian River Valley and Chalk Hill. Located in Sonoma County, our 710 acre estate boasts many diverse micro climates, including rare soil and slope combinations. Our grapes benefit from these distinct climates and terroirs.
We handcraft small quantities of our own wines under the Notre Vue Estate and Balverne Reserve labels, produced from selected blocks. 250 acres are planted with classic European grape varietals, while 350 acres are dedicated to Forever Wild open space. The result is a long-standing tradition of growing ultra-premium grapes for our own use by a number of top-tier wineries that produce highly awarded wines.
Rich and decadent, this dark ruby Petite Sirah is like a perfectly-fashioned bow tie, one meant to elevate any ensemble. The nose hits like velvet with swirls of plum jam, roasted chestnuts, and chai, seasoned with whispers of cracked black pepper. These peppery notes follow suit on the palate, accompanied by notes of dark leather and fresh raspberry juice lingering in the structured tannins on the finish.
One can really sense the terroir in this sophisticated medium bodied Merlot, with an essence that is both aromatically fruit forward and herbaceous in taste. A bouquet of fresh mint leaves and sweet violets are balanced by macerated plum, blackberries, and sweet cocoa on the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky smooth with cohesive notes of raspberries muddled with fresh bay leaf and lavender.
This Blanc de Noirs is an elegant ray of golden sunshine wrapped up in a swirl of delicate bubbles. A bouquet of stone fruit and hints of white cherry and mango skins are complemented by crème fraise and macadamia nuts on the nose. The body is light and dry, with acidic notes of green apple skins and white grapefruit. Finishing with a touch of white rose petal and shortbread at the end of each sip.
This sparkling wine is both delicate and sophisticated, cascading with small bubbles as it gleans in the natural sunlight with a dry and soft finish. Its bouquet showcases aromas of pear, golden apple, white cherry, and melon rind, with faint notes of almonds. The palate, though light and crips, mirrors these fruit notes with gentle ribbons of green apple, white peach, and white floral blossoms.
This fruit-forward Pinot Noir transports you instantly to the charming and beckoning essence of the
Russian River Valley. An aroma of freshly muddled blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and figs
instantly entices you on the nose. These notes are then married with waves of dark cocoa and a medley of cracked black pepper and cinnamon. The palate is lush and dry with notes of spiced black tea and rose water, with touches of berry bramble and pomegranate juice on a lightly tannic finish.
This elegant medium-bodied Cabernet Franc is perfectly balanced from nose to finish with swirls of mixed berries and earthly components. Aromas of muddled black cherries, sage and lavender ignite your senses on the nose mirroring a sophisticated tincture, which are then embraced by hints of crushed gravel and sweet tobacco leaves. On the palate, notes of cranberry juice are compacted by waves of various perzines ranging from cracked black pepper to spiced chilis, which linger on a smooth and dry finish.
A true Bordeaux-style wine in every sense, this is as close to a left-bank blend as you will find in California. The refinement in this wine is a result of slow, careful fermentation and an exacting barrel regimen, mirroring very closely traditional french techniques.
- Rich Cook
A classic trio, this GSM displays wild strawberries and cherries on the nose, along with angel-food cake, crushed herbs, and black pepper. The palate follows with waves of rich red plums, Rainier cherries, cardamom, and dried herbs. Pair this wine with robust dishes such as cassoulet, roast duck, or rustic country sausage.
The luscious ruby color of this GSM blend is met on the nose with fruit-forward aromatics of dark cherry, plum and jammy blueberry, mirroring the hue of the wine. Velvety notes of rose petal and sandalwood envelop these berries with hints of pink peppercorn as the finished parcel of this nose. The palate is equally as enticing with notes of sweet tobacco leaf and dark chocolate taking the forefront, followed by acidity embodied by bright red berry notes and whispers of sage on a dry finish.
A decadent Bordeaux style red blend to perfectly pair with a romantic night in with loved ones. Delectable perfumes of Luxardo cherries swirl in the glass with pirouettes of rich chocolate, cedar and nutmeg. These notes are complimented on the palate with expressions of black currents, dark chocolate, and black tea within firm dry tannins.
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