For Quilt Napa Valley, we focus on vineyards with well-draining, low-nutritive soils that stress the vines. The result of these soils is a grape crop with extraordinary concentration of flavor, color, and texture. While the majority of the fruit (70%) comes from the floor of the Napa Valley to achieve the richness and elegance desired, we also relied on some grapes grown at elevation on Napa Valley benchlands and hillsides for a final blend with more structure and complexity than we could have achieved had we used fruit grown solely on the Valley floor.
We source fruit from these Napa Valley AVAs: Oakville, St Helena, Atlas Peak, Coombsville, Calistoga, and Howell Mountain.
For Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon, the winemaking process started by picking fruit at precisely the right moment. Often this meant waiting until ripeness–determined both by testing sugar levels as well as by assessing other aspects of phenological readiness–had reached an ideal point. Once in the cellar, we kept lots separated by vineyard. While the wine underwent extended maceration, we re-evaluated the progress of each lot before moving the wine to small French oak barrels (70% new oak, 30% seasoned) where it underwent a secondary fermentation. Our final blend came about after numerous blind tastings.
Dark Plum in color. Fragrant aromas of cocoa nibs, blackberries, boysenberry jame and pie crust greet you on the nose which rich flavors of black cherry pie filling, creamed plum, and a hint of clove swirl on the palate. Elegant with strong acidity and a long, smooth finish of velvety tannins will have you begging for a second glass. Enjoy this wine with a skirt steak and chimichurri sauce, beef bolognese or eggplant parmesan.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast – “Full bodied and super ripe tasting, this wine shows powerful black cherry, cedar and cinnamon flavors on a firmly tannic texture, but maintains a nice polish in the mouthfeel. Approachable now and best from 2026.”