Our winemaking goal is to allow the power and the beauty of the Hossfeld site to continue through to the wine. We strive for full extraction from the grapes and along with the vineyard's natural retention of acidity, we are able to achieve ripeness without extended hangtime. With a limitation of sulfur and an intention towards aging, our wines are composed of mountain tannin, robust fruit and a meditative finish.
We are a certified organic vineyard and the only ingredient in our estate wines is organic grapes.
Spices, Rose Bud, Forest Floor.
This wine has a core of black cherry and graphite, lifted by the natural acidity of this exceptional site. Projecting its hillside structure from the mid-palate to the signature long finish, this wine is a perfect example of a confident hillside Napa Cabernet. Youthful and seductive now, it will bring much reward to the patient collector.
61 cases produced
Blackberry, Cedar Wood, Hillside Tannin.
The 2018 Hossfeld Malbec opens with a dense nose of French plum and splintered cedar. Red currant and dried bramble give way to graphite and hillside tannin. Young with volcanic vibrancy, this Malbec will cellar well for the next decade and beyond.
75 cases produced
Blackberry, Lavender, Cacao Nibs.
A dense purple-tinged color and intriguing aromas of kirsch, wood spice, and graphite are found in this full-bodied Merlot.
95 cases produced
Finger Lime, Passion Fruit, Summer Evenings.
Light, crisp, fruity with a lingering finish. This is THE summer wine. 100% Chenin Blanc fermented with a yeast that highlights tropical notes, this isn't your ordinary Chenin. With only 12.3% alc, so you can still read your book by the pool.
75 cases produced
White Nectarine, Peach Blossom, Spring Rain.
This white wine is a cofermented beauty, marrying floral malvasia Bianca and succulent Pinot Grigio. An early harvest has retained a pert spirit, setting the stage for a stone-fruit explosion of sensations. This white wine is an exceptional summertime sipper and is sure to command a second glass. Or bottle! 13.5% abv.
125 cases produced
Bergamont, Coffee Cherry.
A swirl of rose hips and cola opens up the senses as this Pinot Noir reveals high toned flavors of coffee cherry and Assam. Ginger and citrus peel slips into a welcoming finish that is reminiscent of walking out of a floral shop.
31 cases produced
Black Currant, Graphite, Dried Sage.
The Coliseum Block is our most infamous block. With eastern exposure and steep, rocky terraces, it consistently produces a wine with dark fruit, rustic tannins and a complex richness. As this wine approaches five years in bottle, it presents an evolved expression while maintaining its balance. We recommend decanting for one hour if drinking this fall, but this wine continues to get better every month.
115 cases produced
Rhubarb, Violets, Silky Tannins.
With a plethora of bramble and red berry fruits on the nose and a classic floral backing, this wine delivers silky tannins and a concentration of flavor typical of mountain fruit. Full from the front to the back of the palate, this Flagpole Block Malbec has a delicious richness and a superbly long finish: the hallmark of Hossfeld Vineyards.
85 cases produced
Cranberry, dried grass, cherry.
This non-estate, Los Carneros AVA Pinot Noir made from the Swan clone has great acid balance and a full mid-palate.
45 cases produced