The 2016 vintage started with a dry and warm winter and transitioned into a warm spring, this prompted early bud break in the vineyards. Moderate temperatures continued through spring and summer. The dry soils and mild temperature led to an early harvest and low crop yields with small berries.
Clean, crisp, and refreshing. This vibrant Sauvignon Blanc has layers upon layers of citrus notes and stone fruit aromas. As this wine opens the nose becomes very expressive with tones of guava, lychee and Bosc pear. On the palate, this wine offers a racy minerality, balanced by a touch of Semillon richness and crisp finish.
The 2014 has a sense of balance and beauty. Following the 2013 vintage, which was one of the driest years on record for Napa Valley, the 2014 season started out dry and warm. However, in late February and early March we received an abundance of rain which set the stage for an ideal growing season. Bud break was on early side and warm moderate temperate continued though spring. The dry soils led to low vigor and small concentrated berries.
A blend of mountain and valley fruit, this wine boasts both purity and freshness with a complex nose of earth, tobacco leaf, baked plums, roasted cocoa, and vanilla. The palate is expansive, with flavors across the spectrum of black and red fruits, including black currants and Bing cherries, with undertones of baking spices. Very fine, dusty tannins lend the wine structure and an earthiness that culminates with impressive depth and length. Enjoy this wine now through 2030.
Wheeler Farms produced olive oil this year from olives harvested on October 16th, from the trees that now surround our winery in St Helena but at harvest were still growing outside of Winters, California. The field blend of Tuscan variety olives was pressed at The Olive Oil Factory in Fairfield, and the resulting oil was certified ‘Extra Virgin’ by the California Olive Oil Council. The Council tasters described the oil as showing traditional flavors of green olive fruitiness, with a touch of artichoke and herbaceous notes.
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Wheeler Farms wines are produced in the newly constructed fermentation building which houses an immaculate and technologically advanced system of computerized and self-contained stainless steel tanks. The winemaker can monitor and control temperatures and pumpovers with precision and ease, freeing up valuable time and resources that can otherwise be dedicated to winemaking decisions.
The wines are aged in barrel in the below-ground cellars, providing a humidity and temperature controlled environment with ideal wine-ageing conditions.
Custom crush clients also produce their wines at Wheeler Farms in a congenial and collegial setting that belies the state-of-the-art winemaking facility.