Spring has come to the Napa Valley
Spring has come rushing into the Napa Valley with budbreak in several areas already! We reflect back on 2015 and what an incredible and unique harvest we had. But we now look forward to the 2016 vintage and continuing our passion of producing high-caliber wines and sharing them with you.
We have several new wines just coming available including our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and Ruby Tuesday Rose. Syrah fans will be thrilled that the 2013 Syrah is now available! Get it before it is sold out!
A beautiful straw color will catch your eye and draw you in to savor this delicious Estate Viognier. Tropical fruits, pear and floral components will entice your palate to want even more. This wine is aged in a combination of stainless steel, and 30% French oak barrels. This somewhat finicky grape ripens beautifully in our warm Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley days and cool nights.
The 2015 vintage of this award winning wine is available!!
The St. Helena Star and Napa Valley Vinters Tasting Panel rated the 2014 Ruby Tuesday Rosé one of the best in the Napa Valley and we think the 2015 is just as good! "A kick-off-your-shoes kind of rosé, this one is for sitting in the grass, enjoying sunny skies and the scents of surrounding flowers. You could be in the south of France, or you could be in your backyard. Either way, this is an attitude adjusting wine; sure to make you stop and, well, smell the roses". This is THE wine to share at Easter brunch, bridal showers, baby showers, or any Tuesday!
Five years ago we produced a very small quantity of this wine from the first harvest from our friends and neighbors, Cathy & Rick Osgood. The wine turned out fantastic, selling out in 2 weeks. Since then we've been begging for more fruit so that we can produce more of this great wine. This year we’ve made twice as much so more of our fans can grab some. The wine has notes of tropical fruit flavors with hints of white peach and pear. It is a bright and refreshing wine with a burst of lemon zest and a delicate minerality. Another perfect summer day wine.
The 2013 Syrah has aromas of sweet blackberry, cigar box, spicy black pepper and subtle hints of violet. A bold offering with bright fruit flavors of dark plum, chocolate and baking spices. Lush tannins lend to the brilliant texture and long, lingering mouth feel in this structured, yet elegant wine. Again we have co-fermented 96% Syrah with 4% of our Estate Viognier and aged this wine in French Oak barrels for 14 months. It is a very special wine with the floral notes of the Viognier silky texture of the Syrah. Delicious!
Since we first planted the vineyard in 1999 we have grown Malbec, selling most of it to other wineries and using a small amount ourselves for blending. Finally we decided keep the grapes and to produce a Malbec. The original name of the Malbec grape was Cot, which we considered using for this wine. Instead, however, we call it EntreCOTe which is French for a ribeye steak...which also happens to pair perfectly with this wine. To add roundness and complexity we blended in Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to produce a wine with character and grace. It's full bodied yet not overpowering and enjoyable with cheeses or your favorite steak.
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.
Boyd Family Vineyard