Cielo

Cielo is a red blend from some of our favorite varietals grown in Napa Valley. Each vintage, the blend is uniquely designed so that it may be termed “heavenly” as Cielo in Italian translates to heavens or sky.


Vintage: 2015

Harvest Notes

Problem free harvest that produced clean, healthy grapes resulting in high-quality wines despite the drought and a very small crop with a little uneven ripening. Picking ended in October.

Blend: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2014

Harvest Notes

A dream vintage, with high quality throughout. Drought conditions and small crop size did prove to be minor irritants. Everything was ready to pick in mid-August.

Tasting Notes

This "old world" style wine continues to please the most discerning palates. Cielo in Italian means heaven as we believe this wine is a heavanly blend.

Blend: 50% Sangiovese, 38% Petite Sirah, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2013

Harvest Notes

An ideal growing season with dry conditions and a long, sunny summer. Despite being a drought year it is worthy to be called superior.

Tasting Notes

This food-friendly wine features aromas of blackberries, tarragon, white pepper and raspberries. Cielo has a birght finish to compliment your favorite foods.

Blend: 41% Sangiovese, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petite Sirah

Vintage: 2012

Harvest Notes

An ideal season with no frosts, a mild spring and summer and a tranquil fall. We are elated by the quality and quantity of the 2012 harvest. There is a level of excellence that supersedes past vintages, going back decades.

Tasting Notes

This Sangiovese blend is approachable with bright plum-currant avors and hints of cedar on the palate. The Cabernet softens the spice ever so gently.

Blend: 82% Sangiovese, 18% Petite Sirah

Vintage: 2011

Harvest Notes

A cold, wet spring, a late fruit set, a mild summer and a harvest that dragged on into November, bedeviled by rain. We were able to salvage the season by picking the entire vineyard in one day.

Tasting Notes

This wine has aromas of black fruit, tarragon, white pepper black plum and mushroom. The texture is smooth, rustic and dusty with a bright finish.

Blend: 41% Sangiovese, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petite Sirah

Vintage: 2010

Harvest Notes

The growing season began cool and wet and delayed harvest drastically. A late August heat wave sent the temperatures from the mid-70s to 110. Careful observance was a must!

Tasting Notes

Flavors of white pepper, dried cranberries and blackberries. This food pairs well with spicy foods, "gamey" meats and tomato based sauces.

Blend: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petite Sirah

Vintage: 2009

Harvest Notes

Things went fairly smoothly and grapes were picked at optimal ripening levels, capping a summer of mild, steady weather. We were excited about the young wine's color, flavor, acids and tannins.

Tasting Notes

There is a brilliant nose of white pepper and soft spice while maintaining a balance of fruit. This year marks the first decade of Cielo production.

Blend: 70% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petite Sirah

Vintage: 2008

Harvest Notes

Drought preceded a hard frost, which led to an uneven set and a small crop, but after that it was smooth sailing ending in great relief.

Tasting Notes

Cielo has bright acidity and compliments bold and spicy flavors. Sangiovese adds soft, peppery spice while the Cabernet brings a velvet texture.

Blend: 82% Sangiovese, 18% Petite Sirah

Vintage: 2007

Harvest Notes

Cold winter grew into warmer spring bringing early budding, bloom and set in the vineyards. A heat spike boosted the sugar development that complemented the excellent acid structures.

Tasting Notes

Beautiful aromas of cedar, black currants, tobacco leaf, and forest floor are followed by a spice, bright acidity, and a complex personality.

Blend: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Sangiovese

Vintage: 2006

Harvest Notes

One of the top vintages of the decade but not one where "the wines make themselves". A cool, wet spring led to slow ripening while heat spikes in July caused worry of sunburn resulting in an expensive farming year.

Tasting Notes

Notes of strawberry jam, cedar, new saddle leather, and roasted herbs. The complex aromatics are accompanied pure fruit and plenty of character.

Blend: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Sangiovese, 20% Petite Sirah

Vintage: 2005

Harvest Notes

Predictions abounded that it could be one of Napa's finest vintages. Cool weather prevailed and harvest came very late but was nearly perfect. Extended hang time allowed for great flavor and bountiful harvest.

Tasting Notes

Dominant notes of strawberries and potpourri, the wine is vibrant with a medium to full body, satisfying flavors of tart cherries and an elegant finish.

Blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese

Vintage: 2004

Harvest Notes

Short and sweet summarizes the 2004 vintage. The harvest was early, the crop was small and the grapes ripened well.

Tasting Notes

A gorgeous perfume of dried rose and cinnamon still wonderfully well-balanced. It is very feminine, showing gorgeous baking spices, and a long finish.

Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Sangiovese, 15% Petite Sirah

Vintage: 1999

Harvest Notes

A cool spring brought a mild summer with only one heat spike in the first part of July. Fruit ripened under conditions that allowed a long hang-time concentrating flavors with a strong backbone of acid and clean fruit.

Tasting Notes

Innagural vinatge made with fruit from Howell Mountain and Stags Leap. The Cabernet Franc adds a subtle elegance and silkiness to the soft spice.

Blend: 70% Cabernet Franc, 30% Sangiovese