Greetings again from the Napa Valley! Winter 2013/14 will be remembered as the driest "rainy season" ever. Very little rain which will present challenges to the growers that are dependant on winter rains for their frost protection and summer irrigation. Thankfully, we have a good well to draw upon.
The change of season also announces the release of our newest wines; 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Ruby Tuesday Rosé and the 2012 Estate Syrah. Both the Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé were fermented in all stainless steel which produces a bright crisp style of wine perfect for summertime enjoyment. The Estate Syrah is co-fermented with a small amount of Viognier giving it great depth of character.
2013 Estate Ruby Tuesday Rosé, Big Ranch Vineyard®
This bright, crisp, summertime wine is the perfect choice for spring in the garden or summer by the pool or at the lake. With hints of fresh strawberry and flowers, it pairs with seafood, salads, sushi or a picnic lunch. Its beautiful pink color makes it great for parties and events.
2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
This lovely, fresh and delightful wine, with a taste of pear and pineapple, is wonderful for the season and year round. Serve with everything from seafood and light fare, to heavier dishes like pork and chicken. This is one of our favorite everyday drinking wines.
2012 Estate Syrah, Big Ranch Vineyard®
In keeping with our decade long tradition of a Viognier co-fermentation, this very special and complex Syrah offers rich flavors of dark berries and spice, waking the senses. Stand alone with appetizers or pair with lamb, beef, pulled pork or venison, this Syrah will not disappoint!
In addition to our newest wines we have available our 2010 Big Ranch Cuvée, 2010 Big Ranch Vineyard® Merlot, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon and our 2008 Port. In addition, we have added a new wine to our lineup, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District. This is the first wine produced from our friends' Mogambo vineyard and represents the finest Cabernet Sauvignon we've ever produced. It is 100% single vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
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.
Boyd Family Vineyards
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 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 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
4042 Big Ranch Road, Napa, California 94558 (707) 254-7353