"It is amazing that this fascinating, old-field blend vineyard, planted in one of the most expansive areas for Cabernet Sauvignon, is still intact." -Robert Parker
We generally say that we make single vineyard, single variety, single vintage sparkling wines. This wine qualifies for two out of three. Located below Promontory, next to Futo and just down the road from To Kalon, Oakville Farmhouse is a time-travel vineyard, a vineyard that can take you back to the days before Cabernet took over the Napa landscape. Planted in the 1930s, the vineyard is mostly composed of a mixed red field blend that we bottled under the Bedrock Wine Co. label. But at its southwestern edge grows a tiny ¼-acre parcel of mixed white varieties. The block consists of French Colombard, Chenin Blanc, Malvasia Bianca, Muscadelle, a couple Semillon vines and a few Chardonnay vines. This vintage is the only sparkling wine we have made from this tiny parcel of old mixed whites, as production has been too limited in subsequent years to even fill a barrel. All the whites were picked together and gently pressed into a single barrel. This wine went through about twenty different stages during elevage and tirage, which had all of us scratching our heads wondering what it would turn into. The final wine has finished with an elegance and precision I would have not predicted, with melon mixed with earthy, razor-like lemon pith combined with spice. It has wildness and regality at the same time.Unfortunately, we have only 200 bottles of this wine, so it is wish-list only. Of course, with such limited quantity some of you will be disappointed. After the offer closes we will be offering six bottles up for auction to the highest six bidders whose wish was not granted. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to a charity of the winner's choice.