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Ashes & Diamonds Grand Vin No1 2014

Red Wines

Ashes & Diamonds Grand Vin No1 2014

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Ashes & Diamonds Grand Vin No1 2014

110.00

Yountville, Napa Valley

A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc sourced from the Ashes and Diamonds vineyard in Yountville. Its alluvial soils derive from volcanic and marine sediments washed down from the Mayacamas Mountains into gravelly clay loam. The site was planted in 1986 to Clone 214 from Caldwell Nursery in the Cabernet Franc block, and Joseph Phelps and Robert Mondavi field selections for the Merlot block. Farmed organically, and with minimal intervention, Oak Knoll’s lingering morning fog and afternoon sea breezes support a moderate growing season favouring temperance over heat spikes. 

“Born at the Ashes & Diamonds estate, this blend serves as a testament to Khaledi’s vision of reviving the restrained, taut style of a bygone wine era. The Grand Vin is an exercise in refinement balanced by terroir. There’s no mistaking this wine came from the Napa Valley, and yet it pushes the boundaries of what the Napa Valley can be by pursuing purity of site to its end.” The Wine Advocate

unk rock. Experimental architecture. Polish films of the 1950s. A bottle of 1968 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour. These are just some of the inspiration points that former Capitol Records executive and much awarded advertising guru Kashy Khaledi cites when describing how he came to found Ashes & Diamonds. In just a few years since commencing this project in 2014, Khaledi has established not only a new Napa winery, but an inspired masterclass in collaboration at all levels as well– from the vineyards to the winemaking; the architecture of the winery to the labels on the bottles. Kashy’s dream was to create wines and a winery that pay homage to Napa when it took to the world stage in the 1960’s. Wines that honour some of the mid-century winemaking greats and their more restrained style, from the likes of André Tchelistcheff of Beaulieu Vineyard, John Daniel Jr. of Inglenook and Bob Travers of Mayacamas. With much revered viticulturist/winemaker Steve Matthiasson at the helm of viticulture, working with some of the most and famous and iconic sites in Napa, and winemaking split between Steve and Diana Snowden Seysses, Ashes & Diamonds Winery and Khaledi’s vision of the birth of Napa is certainly in safe hands.

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