V Madrone Cellars and our 3.5 acre Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard are located at 3199 St. Helena Hwy. North (Highway 29) just two miles north of St. Helena. V Madrone produces just 500-700 cases of 100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon each year from our V Madrone Vineyard including 25 to 50 cases each from our Horseshoe, Napayoko and Triquetra microvineyards at the winery. V Madrone also produces approximately 400-600 cases each of Carneros Chardonnay, Old Vines Zinfandel and Petite Sirah sourced from select single site legacy Napa Valley vineyards. To schedule a tasting appointment or to purchase V Madrone wines please call 707-963-3573 or email us at email@example.com.
V Madrone Club V and Cabernet Allocation Program (CAP)
The current V Madrone Club V release is the Harvest 2016 Release of the 2013 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon and 2014 Petite Sirah Old Vines. The current V Madrone 2016 CAP release is the 2013 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon. To join Club V or CAP please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 707-963-3573.
Current Releases And Library Wines
V Madrone 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml (427 Cases)The V Madrone 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is the epitome of varietal type for Napa Valley. It is the best combination of gravelly shale and red, iron laden soils that produce blending components that harmonize perfectly. The aromas of wild berries, bing cherry preserve and champagne raisins are interwoven with a combination of complex caramel, fresh baked wheat bread and a spice rack of sage, clove, cardamom and allspice. The entry is massive but integrated and is a decadent mixture of lush fruit, spice and a long, luscious finish. It will be a joy to open now and decant, but will pay dividends to those who will cellar this wine for upwards of 18 years.
V Madrone 2014 Carneros Chardonnay 750 ml (450 Cases)V Madrone Carneros Chardonnay is known for tropical character, citrus notes and great depth of flavor. 2014 provided a beautiful season to grow excellent Chardonnay in the Mueller vineyard in Carneros where V Madrone sources its fruit is one of the oldest and most reliable for excellent Chardonnay production. This Chardonnay spent 16 months in small, tight-grained French oak barrels prior to bottling in March of 2016. Stirred weekly, the “battonage” elevates the yeast to add creaminess, textural character and fresh bread aromas to the otherwise jasmine, star fruit, tangerine zest and meyer lemon aromas in the nose. The palate is rich, ripe and round, with enough zesty clean acidity to balance the vanilla, sweet cream and light beurre blanc flavors. It is one of the most complete Chardonnays produced and will prove to be ageworthy for up to ten years.
V Madrone 2014 Zinfandel Old Vines 750 ml (550 Cases)The 2014 V Madrone Zinfandel Old Vines comes from an old vine vineyard in St. Helena on the valley floor which was planted circa 1923 in St. Helena. We lovingly hand harvest the fruit and gently destem it to retain all of the varietal flavor that these venerable vines deserve. Resting in a combination of new and once used French oak barrels, the wine takes on a characteristic spice and texture that is evident in the nose. However, the overlying aromas and flavors are of raspberries, strawberry and brambly goodness. This is a delicious and versatile wine that will compliment many dishes including beef brisket, tri-tip roast, mesquite barbequed chicken and even coq au vin.
V Madrone 2014 Petite Sirah Old Vines 750 ml (425 Cases)The 2014 Petite Sirah is a beautiful wine: an opaque purple in the glass and brimming with blueberries and plums, roasted hazelnuts, espresso bean coffee, wet granite, melted caramel and allspice. It is loaded with gobs of ripe blue and black fruits on the nose and palate and has full, but integrated tannins and completes the package with intense and long, mouth filling finish. Pair our Petite with full flavored prime cuts of beef, lamb or venison. Decant or aerate while young and enjoy in the near term or until the wine peaks in 2024.
Triquetra IV Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml (44 Cases)The multi-vintage Triquetra IV is a unique combination of a single barrel of 2011 Cabernet from the Northwest corner of the V Madrone vineyard embraced with luscious amounts of the 2010 and 2012 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon to form a singular and unique expression of land, exposure and varietal. Triquetra IV was aged for over three years in two unique French oak barrels, combining the best elements of barrel bouquet with Cabernet aromas of decadent blackberry fruit cobbler with a whole wheat crust combined with aromas of roasted walnuts, fresh forest floor, wet granite, steamed espresso, malt, ripe orange rind and rose petals. The entry is plush and full, with congruent themes of black fruit including blackberries and blueberry preserve, Belgian chocolate and freshly produced toffee. The mid-palate is round and lively, with substance and power, while the finish is pure hedonism: soft, silky tannins combined with a lingering fruit/creme/toasted oak balance of flavor. It is a celebration in a glass and destined to be one of supreme ageworthiness, with restrained power, pedigree and elegance all combined in a bottle. It will age well for up to 18 years and peak by 2025.