Stay at Home Cellar
Hello from Napa Valley!
Over the last year, our lives have changed in many ways. And for you and all our friends and customers, we hope that your families and friends are safe and healthy. I've never seen anything like this in my lifetime, and we are all making the health of our loved ones a priority. During this time of social distancing, it’s important that we find ways to creatively bring community together. So, I’ve developed the Stay at Home Cellar – a select group of fine wines that you can enjoy with your families in the comfort of your homes. We’ve concentrated on affordability so that you can enjoy quality wines from Napa and Sonoma without undue strain on your pocketbook.
Stay safe and drink well,
Rob Mondavi, Jr.
Rob and his sister Dina created this amazing blend but, as he says, completely failed in the label design. They've been enjoying this amazing wine as their personal stash. Great texture and body from Petite Verdot are softened by the round and balanced Syrah with a long finish. This wine with eight years of age is stunning and ready to drink.
"The Forgotten Wine"
In 2014 we moved our cellar. Sadly, the 2013 Single Vineyard Oso Sauvignon Blanc was mysteriously lost. Last month while physically inspecting the family library and we came across 2 pallets of wine which were not on the inventory sheet. We careful unwrapped the two pallets and found our long lost treasure! We were excited and frustrated, as normally 7 year old Sauvignon Blanc is tired. However, I had high hopes as the great whites of France from the Loire and Bordeaux can age for decades in perfect harmony. Our single vineyard Emblem Sauvignon Blanc is epic!!! The wine is fresh, vibrant and alive, with flavors of lime, nectarine and firm pineapple and gooseberry, yet why? We harvested these grapes early, preserving the freshness and acidity and therefore today we have a stunning wine that is perfect your summer enjoyment.
Elegant aromas of violets, cherries and other red fruit layered with a hint of caramel. Fresh herbal notes give the nose added complexity. On the palate, strawberry and cranberry flavors meld with a subtle expression of crème brulee. The wine is medium-bodied in weight and expresses lively acidity and bright cherry flavors on the finish.
Sonoma’s Petaluma Gap continues to set the bar higher for the entire region by providing fruit with exceptional freshness, minerality and a remarkable depth of clean varietal character. Our Rodgers Creek selection provides a rocky soil substrate with a cool windy climate and ample sunshine making this one of the most expressive sites to grow Chardonnay.
Beautiful crimson color, Fantastic nose of juicy black fruits, licorice and pepper. Full bodied with ample acidity. Well balanced. Chock full of brambly fruits. Black cherry, blackberry liqueur, raspberry truffle and pepper on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. An elegant Petite Sirah that's been aged to perfection.
A beautiful representation of the 2014 vintage, this wine is ripe, pure and refreshing. We selected fruit primarily from a mélange of cool climate vineyards in the valley—delivering the complex, vibrant and mouthwatering crispness that has become the hallmark of our Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. The 2014 Animo Sauvignon Blanc is bright straw in color. It features aromas of cream, lychee, white f lowers and a hint of boxwood. The palate is clean and f linty with citrus f lavors of grapefruit and pomelo. The finish is crisp and mouthwatering.
94 points Wine Enthusiast
This Emblem Oso Vineyard Passito has aromas of sweet thistle honey, dried apricots, orange blossoms and mango. There are flavors of sweet apricot nectar, candied orange, mango, honey and orange spice tea. The color is a liquid golden amber that is as beautiful as the wine is delicate.
Aromas of vanilla, spice and bits of molasses ass a dynamic combination with the dense flavors of dark berries.Aromas of vanilla, spice and bits of molasses as a dynamic combination with the dense flavors of dark berries.
6 bottles of our Single Vineyard Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon featuring our 2011, 2012, & 2013 Vintages...
The 2009 Emblem "Rutherford" Cabernet Sauvignon is dark cranberry in color. It has plum, spice, earth, dried herb and sweet oak aromas. Medium-bodied with well-integrated fruit, spice and oak flavors. Balanced acidity and tannins give a long finish with flavors that linger.
Freshly cut green apples with accents of caramelized brown sugar and French vanilla define the aromatics. The mouhtfeel of this wine is electric with beautiful acidity and true clarity of the Chardonnay grape. Partial mololactic fermentation preserved the remarkable freshness of the grape and aging in small French oak barrels provided depth and balance with extended character. This wine demonstrates a unique balance of firm acidity; authentic fruit; and a wonderful texture from the oak.