WHY EXCLUSIVELY NAPA VALLEY?
Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in many places throughout California and the world, including its home in Bordeaux, France. We could have chosen to make Cabernet Sauvignon in several quality areas of California but we chose the Napa Valley.
We say “exclusively” Napa Valley because we are anchored in this valley. It’s important to know the core principles by which you intend to pursue your dreams and this is ours. Napa Valley only. Cabernet Sauvignon only. While we don’t own the vineyard sources for our wines we do have long term contracts and an excellent set of growers who are willing and eager to grow the quality Cabernet Sauvignon needed for SECRET DOOR.
The Napa Valley has proven itself a world-class locale for Cabernet Sauvignon and certain parts of the Napa Valley are clearly the best of the best! The complexity of the soils that underlie the vineyards, the hillsides and the flatter sites, the local knowledge of how to get the absolute best out of a particular piece of land, all lend to the impressive consistency of the Napa Valley.
We love the character of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. That’s not to say every one we’ve ever had! The style we want to make and we want to share with you is classical Napa Valley or as one wine writer has declared it Neo-classical Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It means somewhat less alcoholic and more structural and definitely not sweet. This style we believe really unlocks the best of what the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has to offer. Wines made like this are not only beautiful and perfumed in their youth but gain stature and depth with proper aging.
All this and more is why SECRET DOOR WINERY is committed exclusively to Napa Valley – and to it’s greatest expression Cabernet Sauvignon.