axr napa valley, the flagship cabernet sauvignon, is a true representation of the beauty of Napa Valley. The personality of this wine is the co-existence of power, ripeness and elegance picked from our best vineyards and best barrels to express true thought and complexity of wine. AXR invites you to go on a journey through the past, present and future of Napa Valley with our 2015 release.
Ganzin is a reference to Victor Ganzin who is credited with the hybridization of the AxR1 rootstock. Ganzin Chardonnay represents the crossing between traditional winemaking and modern technology paying homage to the soul of AXR.
Victor Ganzin developed the AxR rootstock, which provided the “bones” to create the modern Napa Valley wine industry. This wine is inspired by and represents a true reflection of a Napa Valley Bordeaux style blend.
This Syrah comes from Songbird Vineyard located in the hills of Napa. Because of its southern location, it lies in a cooler climate that protects the acidity and the aromatics. This extends the ripening process bringing complexity and elegance. In addition, there is a beautiful fruit with a backbone of acidity making it a wine that is worth aging as well as drinking today.
The FAB 4, as we call them, are our three founders: Kelly Trevethan, Mark Schratz and Don Van Laeken, as well as our consulting winemaker, Jean Hoefliger. This wine was made for the pure joy of living life with others!