Two Distinctive Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wines
Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Our Calistoga Vineyard
Poggi Twin Palms, is a traditional Bordeaux blend with Cabernet Sauvignon as the dominant fruit; small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot add layers of complexity to each vintage. It is our first production Cabernet Sauvignon and is the singular focus of our estate vineyard in Calistoga.
As its name suggests the fruit for this wine comes from our estate vineyard named for the two palm trees that stand proudly at its edge. The Twin Palms Vineyard was planted in 1997; it’s potential for producing quality cabernet fruit was well-established at that time by our neighbors, most notably, the iconic Eisele Vineyard.
Crafted with meticulous care from vine to bottle this single-vineyard wine is meant to be a pure reflection of the vineyard. Annual production ranges between 70 and 90 cases. The 2011, 2012 and 2013 vintages of Poggi Twin Palms are highly regarded for their concentrated fruit flavors, complexity, weight without heaviness, soft texture and approachability. The 2014 vintage, our first commercially produced vintage, was awarded 91 points by Wine Enthusiast.
Specific attributes that are typical of Twin Palms Cabernet Sauvignon are blackberry, dark cherry, savory undertones and a hint of spice. A strong core of succulent dark fruit and soft, luscious tannins give Poggi Twins approachability in its youth and a backbone to allow it to mature gracefully in the cellar for 15+ years.
Diamond Mountain Cabernet
Poggi Diamond Mountain is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine made from mountain fruit sourced from a phenomenal vineyard in the Diamond Mountain District of Napa Valley. The Diamond Mountain District only comprises a tiny 500 acres of vineyards making it truly unqiue. The volcanic and rocky soils of this warm hillside appellation produce low yields of small grapes deep in color and flavor concentration.
Poggi Wines was established with the intent of producing a singular Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyard. This Diamond Mountain fruit was originally sourced to blend with the fruit from estate vineyard in order to increase volume to be a viable custom crush client. As we sat down to create a blend we were intrigued by the nuances of each and decided to create a second wine offering instead.
Crafted under the same meticulous attention to detail, and of similar lot size as our Poggi Twin Palms (70-90 Cases annually), Poggi Diamond Mountain is an equally compelling expression of the vineyard as well as the varietal. This wine is immediately rich with concentrated flavors of dark cherry, currants, vanilla and spice and carries the depth and tannins characteristic of Diamond Mountain grown fruit. Approachable upon release, time in the cellar will serve to enhance the flavors and soften the tannins of this Diamond Mountain Cabernet.