After more than a decade of “visits” to the wine country to purchase hand crafted boutique wines, and to enjoy the spectacular scenery, Steve Nordhoff, Laurie Gray and Dean Gray decided to start the journey of creating a wine project that reflects their passion, past experiences, and love for the valley.
If you have ever been to Napa, their story needs very little explanation as most visitors catch “the fever” upon arrival. Our personal experiences were no different. After much time spent, and a wedding held in a small vineyard off of Silverado Trail between Dean and Laurie in the mid 2000’s, significant friendships with others in the area began to develop for the three of us.
Over the next several years, Steve, an attorney by profession, but a wine geek at heart, continued to coordinate countless wine tasting trips for the three of them and many of their friends. During these visits, they gained an appreciation and working knowledge of what it takes to make consistently great wine.
In 2010, Napa became further embedded in their souls as the Gray’s purchased a home in Rutherford, not far from the Napa River. The intention of this home was to welcome family and friends, thus allowing them to enjoy the Napa experience firsthand. Riverain is a historical French term meaning “near the river” and also refers to a “local”, and could not be a stronger reflection of how their partnership and lives have evolved over the past decade.
They hope that through their wines, you will feel the passion, care, and tremendous effort that has gone into each bottle by their winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, and his fabulous team.
After a 10+ year friendship with Tom Gamble of Gamble Family Vineyards, the Riverain folks finally convinced Tom to sell them some highly sought after fruit from his beautiful vineyard in Yountville. Having the best fruit combined with Thomas Brown’s wine making skills, we are thrilled to introduce you to our third vintage of Riverain Sauvignon Blanc!
Riverain 2020 Sauvignon Blanc “Riverbound Vineyard” Yountville, Napa
FREE SHIPPING on 12
Use code RIVER20 during checkout
The wine speaks for itself with a great nose and a beautiful structure laced with green apple, melon mellowed by over 10 months in new French oak barrels (25%) and stainless steel (75%). Enjoy now before this limited supply is gone for good! The wine aromas of exotic mango, orange blossoms, honeysuckle, ripe melon jump and wet-rock scented fragrance jump out of the glass. On the palette the wine offers a medium to full body with lush intense citrus and mineral notes, as well fresh grapefruit and crushed stones. The wine finishes long and perfumed.
Also check out these other Thomas Rivers Brown made wines