Ahnfeldt

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2012 Ahnfeldt Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Our 2012 Ahnfeldt Black Label Sauvignon is from 100% Cabernet grapes:

  • 59% Clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Monticello Vineyard
  • 7% Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Monticello Vineyard
  • 34% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Kreuse Canyon Vineyard

The grapes were handpicked in October 2012:

  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks
  • Aged in 100% French Oak, 50% new
  • Barrel aged for 20 months

Winemakers Description
With aromas and flavors full of fruit, this wine is balanced, complex, with oak nuances, and a smooth long finish.

Awards
Gold Medal–2015 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition.
Gold Medal-2015 American Fine Wines Competition.

2012 Ahnfeldt Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

The grapes for this wonderful wine are 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, clone 337 from the Monticello Vineyard, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, clone 4, from the Kreuse Canyon Vineyard. When we first tasted the clone 337 Cabernet in January 2013 with our consulting Winemaker Paul Hobbs, we knew this wine was special.

  • Handpicked in October 2012
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks
  • Aged in 100% French Oak, 60% new
  • Barrel aged for 20 months

Winemakers Description
A deep, rich, full bodied, wine with fine tannins, oak, and intense fruit character.

Awards
Gold Medal – 2015 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition.
Gold Medal – 2015 American Fine Wines Competition.

2012 Ahnfeldt Merlot Napa Valley

Our 2012 Ahnfeldt Merlot is a blend of Merlot and grapes from two different Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards:

  • 90% Merlot from the Hardman Vineyard
  • 7% Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Monticello Vineyard
  • 3% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Kreuse Canyon Vineyard

These grapes were handpicked in September and October 2012:

  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks
  • Aged in 100% French Oak, 50% new
  • Barrel aged for 20 months

Winemakers Description
A full bodied, big merlot, with wonderful aromas and flavors of fruit, smooth tannins, balanced, with a medium finish.

Awards
Double Gold – 2015 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition
Double Gold – 2015 American Fine Wines Competition, Miami, Florida

2012 Ahnfeldt Chardonnay Sonoma Valley

The grapes of this wonderful Chardonnay come from the Thornton Ranch vineyard with an elevation of 853 feet above sea level. The grapes were picked in September 2012 and the wine was bottled in September 2013.

  • Clone 6 Chardonnay
  • Native yeast
  • Barrel fermented
  • 100% Malolactic
  • Aged in 100% French Oak, 50% new
  • Unfiltered, unfined

Winemakers Description
Medium bodied, with beautiful fruit nuances, hints of Oak, well rounded mouth feel.

2012 Ahnfeldt Quid Pro Quo Napa Valley

When we have exceptional wines, we blend with our Consulting Wine Maker Paul Hobbs to create our proprietary blend from the following wines:

  • 59% Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Monticello Vineyard
  • 8% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Kreuse Canyon Vinyard
  • 33% Merlot from the Hardman Vineyard

The grapes from three vineyards were handpicked in September and October 2012:

  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks
  • Aged in 100% French Oak, 60% new
  • Barrel aged for 20 months

Winemakers Description
This is a beautiful wine – smooth, balanced, with an abundance of fruit, fine tannins, with hints of oak.

Awards
Best in Class – 2015 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition

2011 Ahnfeldt Cabernet Sauvignon Monticello Vinyard, Clone 337

Paul Hobbs, our consulting winemaker has crafted this wonderful Napa Valley Cabernet.

  • Picked October 2011
  • Fermented in stainless Steel Tanks
  • Aged in 100% French Oak, 60% new
  • August 2013 bottling

The vineyard was planted in 1999 and is in the Coombsville American Viticulture Area.

2010 Ahnfeldt Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Our 2010 Ahnfeldt Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of grape varieties from our vineyards.

  • 67% Cabernet from our Monticello Vineyard
  • 17% Cabernet from our Kreuse Canyon Vineyard
  • 8% Cabernet Franc from our Monticello Vineyard
  • 8% Merot from our Hardman Vineyard

The vineyrds were handpicked at the peak of ripeness and flavor.

  • Picked September and October 2010
  • Fermented in Stainless steel tanks
  • Aged in French Oak, 60% new
  • Bottled August 2013

Winemakers Description
This beautiful Napa Valley Cabernet has it all – rich fruit, toasty oak nuances, wonderful flavors and texture, and a big long finish.

2010 Ahnfeldt Reserve Merlot Napa Valley

Our 2010 Ahnfeldt Reserve Merlot is 100% Merlot from our Hardman Vineyard. This unique vineyard has deep clay soil, which imparts lush, rich and bold flavors.

  • Picked September 2010
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks
  • Aged in French Oak, 60% new
  • Bottled August 2013

Winemakers Description
This big bold Merlot is powerful, with aromas and flavors of rich fruit. It has oak nuances, fine tannins and a long beautiful finish.

Ahnfeldt Napa Valley Merlot

The Ahnfeldt Merlot is big and bold, and carries on the tradition of our Merlot from our Hardman Vineyard.

• A blend of Merlot from our Hardman Vineyard, and Merlot from a Yountville Vineyard

• 4% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Kreuse Canyon Hillside Vineyard

• Aged in 100% French Oak, 50% new

• Barrel aged for 31 months

Winemakers Description

Handcrafted medium bodied merlot with intense flavors, and complexity, rich in ripe fruit, characteristic of the Hardman Vineyard with its deep clay soil. Our merlot has nice tannins, is smooth, with a lasting finish.

Tasting Notes

This wine has deep dark color, is medium to full bodied, with aromas of rich berry fruit and toasty oak. This is a big, more cabernet like, Merlot with smooth fine tannins and a long finish.

The seamless entry is followed by bursting flavors of black currant, vanilla, cocoa powder, cinnamon stick, lavender, with a slight mint note. The wine has excellent texture and superb balance throughout its evolution, which leads to a smooth long finish. Silky tannins lead to a long, velvety finish. While the wine is intense and concentrated, it is superbly balanced and shows all of the characteristics one expects from a great Napa Valley Merlot.

Vintages

2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003

Ahnfeldt Reserve Merlot, Napa Valley

This big 100% merlot is from our Hardman Vineyard in mid-Napa Valley. We planted the vineyard almost fifteen years ago and its unique deep clay soil produces bold dynamic merlot.

• 100% Merlot from our Hardman Vineyard

• Crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks

• Aged in100% French Oak, 50% new

• Barrel aged for 31 months

• 154 Cases produced

Winemakers Description:

Big, bold, dynamic merlot, with aromas of fruit, and subtle nuances of oak. Balanced, with layers of flavors, soft tannins with a long finish.

Vintages

2010, 2008

Ahnfeldt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Ahnfeldt Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Napa Valley blended cabernet. As a grower of grapes in Napa Valley for over 25 years, we know that all great wines start in the vineyards. The grapes in this wine all come from our vineyards which we planted and nurtured. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc come from our Monticello Vineyard, in the foothills of eastern Napa Valley. The Merlot is from our Hardman Vineyards with its deep clay soil.

• 88% Cabernet from our Monticello and Kreuse Canyon Vineyards, with a small amount from Diamond Mountain

• 9% Cabernet Franc

• 2% Merlot

• 1% Petit Verdot

Crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks

Aged in 100% French Oak, 50% new

Barrel aged for 30 months

Winemakers Description

With rich aromas of fruit, the wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth with elegant tannins, hints of toasty oak, with a long finish.

This beautiful blended Cabernet recently won a Gold medal in America’s largest wine competition, the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which judged over 5000 wines. The amount produced was very small – 225 cases.

Tasting Notes

This wonderful wine has a bouquet of rich cherries, cassis, a hint of chocolate and berries. The entry is smooth with wonderful fruit flavors, a hint of toasty French Oak, and fine tannins. The mouth coating flavors are followed by a smooth long finish.

With dark ruby red colors, saturated to the rim, the aromas are dominated by bright black cherry, cola berry, and toasty oak. Other nuances include tobacco, earthiness, and rose water. The entry is big, lush, round, with medium to full body. The evolution is concentrated with impeccable balance and showing excellent middle palate. The finish is long with mouth coating tannins.

Vintages

2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

 

Ahnfeldt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Monticello Vineyard

This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon highlights our wonderful Monticello Vineyard, with its rocky soil and big flavors.

• 98% Cabernet from our Monticello Vineyard

• 2% Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot

• Hand picked in October 2008

• Crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks

• Aged in 100% French Oak, 50% new

• Barrel aged for 30 months

• ONLY 103 CASES PRODUCED!

Wine Scores

2011 Ahnfeldt Monticello Cabernet – American Fine Wines Score Double Gold

Winemakers Description

Rich, ripe fruit highlight the aroma and flavor, medium bodied, balanced, subtle oak flavors, smooth tannins with a long finish.

Vintages

2008

Ahnfeldt Quid Pro Quo

The Ahnfeldt Quid Pro Quo is a beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon based blend, and continues the traditions of our award winning 2005 vintage. The grapes come from our Hardman Merlot Vineyard, our Monticello Vineyard and Kreuser Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards, and cabernet sauvignon from the highest elevation vineyard on Diamond Mountain.

The varieties of grapes which make up this wine are:

• 24% Merlot

• 76% Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine was aged for twenty months in French Oak, 50% new, from numerous different coopers, and was bottled in May 2011.

Winemakers Description

Our Quid Pro Quo, proprietary blend offers a wonderful balance of rich chocolate cherry and black current flavors, a bit of spice, with elegant tannins, smooth oak flavors, and a beautiful finish.

Tasting Notes

This Merlot based wine showcases the three vineyards that comprise the blend. Merlot is the foundation for the blend with cherry and black olive aromas, silky tannins, leading to a long finish. The two Cabernets Sauvignons add structure and classic Cabernet aromas of black current and licorice. The Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot add complexity and further delineate the terroir of these wonderful vineyards.

Vintages

2010, 2009, 2006, 2005