V Madrone Cellars

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 and approximately 400-600 cases each of Carneros Chardonnay, Old Vines Zinfandel and Petite Sirah sourced from select single site Napa Valley vineyards. To purchase V Madrone wines listed below and/or to inquire about availability of Library V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon for vintages 2006-2010, Horseshoe and Triquetra, please call 707-963-3573 or email thetilleys@vmadrone.com.

V Madrone Club V Wine Club

The next V Madrone Club V release is the Harvest 2015 Release of the 2013 V Madrone Petite Sirah Old Vines and 2012 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon.  To join Club V please email thetilleys@vmadrone.com or call us at 707-963-3203.

Current Releases And Library Wines

  • V Madrone 2013 Carneros Chardonnay 750 ML (425 Cases)

    The V Madrone 2013 Chardonnay is creamy, unctuous and aromatic.  It has a beautiful aroma base of tropical fruit and fine French oak character as well as fresh bread dough, heavy cream and lime zest.  On the palate, the entry is ripe, rich and exotic, with pear butter, coconut milk, dried pineapple and clove, while the mid-palate is substantial for a white wine.  On the finish, the tactile sense of weight, with freshness is the focus.   It is medium-straw/light lemon yellow in color and is substantial enough to stand up to garlic and white balsamic marinated pork loin as well as its “go-to” pairing of Maine Lobster.   The V Madrone 2013 Chardonnay is Meursault-like in character and embodies the best that Carneros fruit will produce and will age well for up to 10 years and will peak by 2020.  
  • V Madrone 2013 Zinfandel Old Vines 750 ML (550 Cases)

    The V Madrone 2013 Zinfandel Old Vines has all the best characteristics of a fine wine: hedonistic aromas of red fruits such as cherries, raspberries and Santa Rosa plums, and spicy notes of cinnamon and toasty oak and a creaminess that underscores the age of the vines.  This wine is a great combination of aromatic and palate pleasure.  Enjoy with dry-rubbed baby back ribs, pork loin and even barbecued chicken breast.  It will also pair well with San Joaquin Gold Cheese and strawberry crisp.  It will age well for up to 10 years, yet the fruit will evolve subtly  over time into a bouquet of rose petal and saddle leather.  It will be best to give a slight aeration and enjoy over the next five to seven years.
  • V Madrone 2013 Petite Sirah Old Vines 750 ML (250 Cases)

    The 2013 V Madrone Petite Sirah Old Vines is dark, brooding and delicious.  It has heady aromas of plums and violets and excellent depth and texture.  Aromas of black fruit and spice integrate well with coconut, dark chocolate and forest floor on the palate.  It will pair well with full flavored prime cuts of beef and lamb, chanterelle pasta and aged Gouda.  Decant or aerate while young and enjoy in the near term or until the wine peaks in 2022. 
  • V Madrone 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ML (619 Cases)

    The 2011 Cabernet has a great depth of character, aroma and flavor. The color is deep ruby-purple and the initial aroma is of elephant heart plums, sage, espresso roast coffee, graphite and wet stones. It is generous in the mouth, has a rich and full mid-palate and a vibrant and robust finish with substantial, yet supple tannins. This wine opens up with aeration or decanting and will evolve throughout the meal. It will age well for up to 20 years and will be at its’ prime within the next seven to ten years. It will pair well with Prime New York strip steak, aged Gouda and dark Belgian chocolate.
  • V Madrone 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ML (600 Cases)

    The 2012 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon is a delicious wine of the highest varietal character and flavor.  It is deep ruby-purple in hue and has an elegant, yet powerful entry of blackberry, cassis reduction, fresh sage, vanilla crème’, toasted French oak and sweet cherry liqueur.  Intensely varietal and complex, this wine exhibits all the best of a complete wine and complement for many dishes including Prime New York strip steak, Portobello mushroom ragout pasta and Fresh Pecorino cheese.  It will age well for up to two decades and will improve with aeration and decanting.
  • 2011 V Madrone Horseshoe Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (50 Cases)

    The 2011 Horseshoe Vineyard Cabernet is an exceptional wine with a combination of powerful fruit and subtle notes of elegance.  It has a beautiful dark ruby/purple color which is opaque and densely hued.  Initial aromas of cassis, blackberry malt, holiday spice, crushed wet stones, soy and whole tobacco leaf, rich toasted oak and vanilla bean.  On the palate, the dark fruit is center stage, with elements of oak, spice and forest floor in the background.  It will be at its’ prime within the next seven to ten years, but will age well for upwards of two decades. It will pair well with Kobe Beef Filet Mignon, Pecorino Romano and Chocolate Mousse Torte.