Impressed by her personality, we decided Sleeping Lady Vineyard merits a single-vineyard bottling. Sleeping Lady Vineyard rests at the foot of the Mayacamas Vineyards in Napa Valley's Yountville AVA. This vineyard's soils, climate and cultivation techniques foster deep, Cabernet Sauvignon flavors with firm, elegant tannins. Gentle handcrafting and aging in new oak barrels develop the terroir flavors and add complex nuances. This limited bottling captures the distinctive personality of a single Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard located against the western hills of Napa Valley.
“Although very powerful and highly structured, this imposing cabernet is seamless, the richness and creaminess not a jot too much. The finish is very intense, but every bit as polished. You can drink it right now, but this wine, from a great Yountville vineyard, has many years ahead of it.” - James Suckling, February 2020/p>
Trevor grew up in nearby Sonoma County, one of the wine hubs of Northern California. Wine was a staple at his family dinner table, and he enrolled in the Viticulture and Enology program at the University of California, Davis. After an internship at Sonoma-Cutrer in 2003 and two consecutive harvest internships making sparkling wine at Gloria Ferrer, Trevor joined Moon Mountain Vineyard, a small, well-regarded organic vineyard in Sonoma, shortly after his graduation from UC Davis. In March of 2010, Trevor joined the winemaking team at Hewitt Vineyard and Provenance Vineyards and was appointed senior winemaker in 2015.
"From a winemaking standpoint, we have access to some of the best fruit in Napa Valley, not just from our estate in Rutherford, but also from Carneros in the south all the way up to Calistoga in the north. Our job is to make sure that each wine is balanced, complex, exciting and representative of its terroir."