Harvest has arrived at Boyd Family Vineyards!
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 Big Ranch Cuvée & 2011 Estate Merlot Ready for Release
Greetings again from the Napa Valley! Let us thank you for all of the wonderful phone calls and emails of concern that we received following the recent earthquake in the Napa Valley. Our friends in the south tell us that we are living on "shaky puddin'"! We are happy to report that all animals and humans are fine; we are two barrels and several cases of wine lighter, and have fewer glasses and ceramics to wash! Of course, it could have been much worse and we are very fortunate that we did not suffer any more damage than we did. Many friends in the Napa Valley experienced considerable damage and our thoughts go out to them.
But a little rock and roll did not stop harvest and we are nearly completed for the 2014 season. The grapes coming in look amazing, intial fermentations are coming along nicely, and 2014 should be another fabulous year for Napa Valley wines.
The change of season announces the release of our newest wines; 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 Big Ranch Cuvée and the 2011 Estate Merlot. Each of these Bordeaux style wines are ready to drink now and we look forward to sharing them with you! We also have available our 2012 Estate Syrah, bursting with fruit flavors and amazing aromatics, derived from co-fermentation with a bit of estate Viognier. Visit our online store to see all of the wines which are currently available.
This yummy, juicy fruity staple in the Boyd Wine lineup continues to be a best seller! Perfect for Taco Tuesday or Pizza night, this wine will pair well with just about anything. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and a splash of Syrah were blended to make a big, structured wine that is soft and well rounded.
Big, bold and beautiful as a Napa Cab should be. Fruit from two AVA's are blended to make this a multi-layered wine full of depth and character. This delicious wine is drinkable now, but will age well over the next few years.
The wine of which we are most proud, and most representative of our Oak Knoll District property. This wine will not disappoint, continuing in the long standing tradition of a truly Estate wine. Delicious with a Rib Eye Steak, or juicy burger, this bold Merlot can cut through any dish with some "goodness"!
Thank you for your ongoing support, encouragement and patronage. If you have any questions or would like to visit the vineyard please contact us. We would be happy to discuss our wines with you.
Beginning in 1998 when we purchased our property on Big Ranch Road in Napa, we held a vision that very special wines and memories could be created in this location. Since then over 20,000 vines of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon have been planted, tended, nurtured, harvested, crushed and coaxed into fine wine.
The vineyard is located in the Oak Knoll District of the Napa Valley which is known for its slightly cooler climate and heavy clay soils. This environment produces ultra-premium Merlot and Syrah used in many of Napa Valley's most sought after wines.
Today, while we still sell over 50% of our grapes to other premium wineries we also produce very limited quantities of ultra-premium wine. These wines are produced using only the best materials and practices in search of creating wines that reflect a full bodied style that express the best attributes of the land.
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