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Animo

"This vineyard has always been a special place. Even before the vines were planted, I saw the way my dad looked at the land and I knew amazing wines would be made here some day." ~Dina

The Animo Vineyard in the Foss Valley subzone of the Atlas Peak AVA is situated in the southeastern quadrant of Napa Valley.  The 15-acre vineyard rises from an elevation of 1,270 to 1,350 feet and features rolling hills and varied exposures. Atlas Peak's stony, volcanic terroir supplies structured Cabernet Sauvignon from a temperate, high elevation zone of Napa Valley that soars above the fog that regularly blankets the southern reaches of the valley. The Animo Vineyard provides fruit for the Animo Cabernet Sauvignon.

Under the same label is the Animo Heritage Sauvignon Blanc. In 2006, Michael Mondavi Family Estate acquired Sauvignon Blanc vine cuttings from Oakville’s To Kalon Vineyard, which is thought to be the oldest surviving Sauvignon Blanc material in North America. When the new vineyard was planted, Michael Mondavi Family Estate selected the same rootstock and trellising used in the 19th century to further preserve the historical method of grape growing and the remarkable living history of the plant genetics.

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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.

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SKU: TGW-3709
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SKU: TGW-2904S
 

Resting just above Oakville, our Atlas Peak hillside estate vineyard’s volcanic soil provides a minerality and freshness to our family Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine shows incredible length and beauty with deep and voluminous layers. Heady aromas of blackberries, crushed pecans and cocoa nibs are met with fine and polished tannins which exemplify the beauty of this vintage. The wine is drinking superbly now and will continue to evolve gracefully over the next 30 years.

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SKU: TGW-3429

93 Points - James Suckling

The vineyard sits atop Atlas Peak at the edge of a steep canyon overlooking the town of Oakville between 1,270‐1,350 feet on 15 acres of stony, volcanic soil. The property was purchased and planted by the Michael Mondavi Family in 1999. The vineyard is predominanty comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon of the Clone four variety planted on 110R rootstock.

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SKU: TGW-3918
 

6 bottles of our Single Vineyard Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon featuring our 2011, 2012, & 2013 Vintages...

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SKU: TGW-4049

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Black fruits of loganberry, boysenberry and plum mingle with saltedheirloom olives, cigar box and fresh herbs create an exciting aromatic profile. Fine grain tannins present themselves throughout the front, middle and finish of this wine demonstrating the intrinsic mountain fruit harvested at optimal ripeness. While the aromatics suggest a fruitful mouth, the rocky soils provide a surprising counterpoint of silky minerality and flavors of fresh plums, firm blackberries and a classic semblance of cassis, suede and sandalwood.

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SKU: TGW-3158
 

Cabernet Sauvignon for Animo is grown outside the vineyard's highest elevation blocks, and is an approachable wine in its youth. Deep and luscious, Animo is a modern, fruit-driven Cabernet which retains a genuine, built-to-last mountain character. 

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SKU: TGW-2823UFC