CALIFORNIA

KNIGHTS BRIDGE

It took 20 years of searching to discover this magical property for Knights Bridge Vineyards – a stone’s throw from the fabled Peter Michael vineyards and just north-west of Chateau Montelena. Bridging the counties of Sonoma and Napa, Knights Bridge Vineyards are located on the southern boundary of the stunning Knights Valley AVA of Sonoma County. Cool wind from the Pacific blows through the gap in these mountains, providing the grapes with longer hang time to develop richer flavors. Blessed with a combination of iron-rich and white-ash tufa (calcium carbonate) soils, the terroir of Knights Bridge, combining the perfect blend of climate and location, provides an ideal environment for the 15 year-old chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc vines to thrive. Taking a sustainable approach, these carefully farmed hillsides share open space with wildlife habitats and riparian corridors, helping preserve nature’s delicate balance. In September 2011 we were certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winemaking Alliance.

Region: Knights Valley  |  Winemakers: Douglas Danielak  |  url: www.knightsbridgewinery.com

2013 West Block Estate Chardonnay

Our 2013 Knights Bridge West Block Chardonnay is intriguing and opulent. A lusty perfume of fresh citrus, smoky vanilla, almond praline and baking spice, which is echoed on the palate, is carried on by a wash of bright acidity and framed by toasted oak notes. Flavors of baked spiced apples and dark caramel linger on the clean finish.

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2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Intense, complex and fresh. Alive on the nose with notes of cassis, blackberry, violets and cedar, the aromatics are mirrored in the mouth with soft tannins and exceptional length.

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2012 Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon

The 2012 Knights Bridge bottling from this vineyard expresses aromatic impressions of dark red fruits, toffee, leather, and floral notes. A rich entry in the mouth with a long finish of vanilla, cassis, and sweet oak extend the lingering character of the varietal.

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2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Dr Crane

The 2012 Knights Bridge bottling from this vineyard expresses aromatic impressions of dark red fruits, toffee, leather and floral notes. A rich entry in the mouth with a long finish of vanilla, cassis and sweet oak extend the lingering character of the varietal. Many savory dishes would pair well with this abundant wine such as French cut pork chops rubbed with fresh herbs.

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PONT DE CHEVALIER

2013 Estate Sauvignon Blanc

The 2013 Pont de Chevalier Estate Sauvignon Blanc possess vibrant aromas of lemon custard, kaffir lime leaves, fresh mint, white peach and river stones. The bright, full palate offers ripe, focused flowers, lime, and flint carry on long through the mouth-watering finish.

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2013 Estate Chardonnay

This 2013 Pont de Chevalier Estate Chardonnay is remarkably complex and richly textured. Abundant aromas of sweet flowers, marzipan, corn pudding and crème brulée bound from the glass. Well integrated flavors of ripe Bosc pear, lemon, vanilla and orange blossom sail clean and long through the finish underscored by a defining minerality.

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2011 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Hints of raspberry, violet candy, baked plums and smoked meats invite you to savor the aromas. In the mouth, the flavors emerge one after another beginning with notes of coffee and cocoa, to the essence of wet granite and a sweet smoky finish from the opulent nature of the Burgundy barrels.

2011 Le Chevalier

The 2011 Le Chevalier consists predominantly of Cabernet Franc blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. Lush aromas of dark blue and black fruits coated with sweet, warm baking spices entice you to rush into this wine. Flavors linger across the palate with the allure of a great wine. The wine has the perfect acid balance and great length, with cocoa, floral notes, blueberry, dark cherry, and weight on the finish.