Red Mare Wines sources grapes from several small, quality vineyards from outstanding appellations in Napa Valley.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon source for Alpha Mare comes from the famed Prichard Hill area of the Napa Valley. This small amount of mountain fruit is thick and dense, with tiny berries. It provides a strong backbone for Alpha Mare, giving it firm tannins and a depth and minerality that is unique to this location.
Farella Vineyard: A fabulous site in Coombsville off Hagen road, farmed by Mike Wolf where we source some juicy and dense Malbec. The berries are enormous and the color is intense. This wine is very structured and we love using it as a tool to enhance our wines' blue fruits and spice element.
Crocker Vineyard: We source a small amount of Cabernet Franc from the Crocker Vineyard in St. Helena. This site produces a lovely and elegant Cabernet Franc that knits our Alpha Mare together with a light touch. It enhances the floral aspect of this wine and pulls this wine together making it cohesive and connected.
Bennett Lane: Our small amount of Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot both come from just north of Calistoga off Bennett Lane. The sites are at the head of the watershed that make up the Napa Valley. Deep but gravely soils and hot days result in wines that are intensely fruit driven with layer after layer of character that when blended, produce a very fascinating wine.
St. Helena Appellation
Fish Vineyard: This vineyard is a small 2 acre vineyard north of St. Helena on the Western hills. Farmed by Kendall Smith, this vineyard produces small berries with concentrated flavors.
Crocker Vineyard: Red Mare gets fruit from the well-known Crocker Vineyard of Crocker & Starr fame. This vineyard sits on a small plateau of gravelly loam soils in the center of Napa Valley just south of St. Helena.
Alsace Vineyard: Off Skelenger Lane, Red Mare Wines gets a young section of this lovely vineyard from a lesser known clone that produces tiny berries and beautiful cylindrical clusters. The wine from 2011 is going to be an anchor in our new vintage.
We receive stunning Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard located in the heart of Oakville right across from Opus One. The vines are immaculately farmed and this fruit adds depth and color to our blend.
Dutton Ranch: Owned and operated by Dutton Ranch, this is a cool area climate near Petaluma. Our Chardonnay comes from dry-farmed vines planted in the early 70s - the age of these plants give a stunning rich mouthfeel to the wine.
Gamble Vineyard: Tom Gamble organically farms the vineyard that produces our Sauvignon Blanc. The rocky soils from the river rock in the vineyard lends a strong sense of place to the fruit and the finished wine. This unique and distinct vineyard that is farmed to the highest standards produces succulent fruit and makes our Sauvignon Blanc a wine not to be missed!