|Henry Pellet was one of the “engineers” of the Napa Valley. Planting one of the first vineyards in the 1850’s He was hired in 1959 to make wine from his grapes by John Patchett, one year after Charles Krug started, becoming the second commercial winemaker in Napa! The vineyard is situated next to the famous Dr. Crane and To-Kalon. The label depicts the dawn of the age of electrification, the era when pioneer winemaker Henry Alphonse Pellet illuminated the path towards modern winemaking methodology and with it, high quality and age-worthy wines. This vineyard site has been producing grapes for over 150 years, essentially since the beginning of winemaking in Napa Valley.|
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Grown at an elelevation of 900-1400 feet, so well above the fog line, this wine is crystal clear with lemon yellow hues. Expressive aromas overflow the glass with pears, pineapple and apple blossom. On the palate this wine displays a silky texture that glides across the mouth seamlessly intertwining flavors of pineapple, honeydew melon and early season nectarines with more savory notes of Gravenstein apples and cut hay. There is a creamy almost almond like note underlying the high fruit flavors, providing depth and complexity on the finish. Only 185 cases produced.
Make sure to check out their equally stunning Pellet 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena Napa Valley