“Wine is a documentary of so many interconnected parts… the land and its soils, the period of time in which it was grown and made, and the actions of the people dedicated to its production. It is the combination of these that make wine so interesting.” —Thomas Rivers Brown, Winemaker
2014 QTR Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The 2014 QTR Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted by Thomas River Brown from the 6-acre, sustainably farmed estate in the lower elevations of Howell Mountain. The hillside intensity combined with a second year of drought contributed to explosive flavors of black and red berries, white pepper, cocoa powder and a sweet spice. The rich berry flavors on the palate are complimented with hints of fresh tobacco leaf and black tea. Finessed floral notes of dried rose petals and violet are prominent on both the nose and palate. The 2014 vintage continues to offer well-integrated tannins, bright acidity, and a long, lush finish.
2017 QTR Chenin Blanc, Napa Valley
First grafted in 2015, Viticulturist Jim Barbour hand-selected Chenin Blanc budwood from Chappellet and developed a single block on the QTR Estate. The block consists of disrupted claystone bedrock with cobbles and boulders of volcanic matter. This rocky and dry soil provides the perfect foundation for a Chenin Blanc with round structure and incredible complexity.
With less than 14 planted acres recorded in the Napa Valley, this unique white varietal offers a variety of notes both on the nose and the palate. The 2017 Chenin Blanc exhibits beautiful floral aromas of jasmine, honeysuckle, and lemon blossoms. The palate compliments the floral aromas with intricate layers of lime zest, lemon, tropical fruit, melon, hints of honeysuckle, and a minerality to round out the finish. While complex and refreshing, this Chenin Blanc's vibrant acidity and creamy minerality makes for a perfect pairing with Oysters, Halibut or Salmon.
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