In 2016, Winemaker, Jean Hoefliger, had the opportunity to make an experimental, fun-loving wine with the idea to be consumed on a Tuesday or a Saturday. Available ONLINE ONLY with special pricing for Berserker Day, January 27th!
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.
Planted on axr rootstock in 1972, these sandy goldridge soils of an ancient seabed combined with volcanic ash deposits and pockets of tufa rocks and sloping bench-lands leading into the Russian River create a remarkably unique site that produces wines of intensity and great NATURAL ACIDITY.
This west Yountville vineyard is named for the distinctive foothills behind the property, which look like a woman laying on her side. The wines from this tremendous site have fresh bright acidity with bright red fruits, finesse and ELEGANCE.
Originally planted in 1868, the To Kalon Vineyard, Greek for "the highest beauty," has become recognized as one of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley. This legendary vineyard produces wine with layered granular tannins with amazing STRUCTURE.
V Madrone is our estate vineyard with a fantastic history and incredibly unique east-facing orientation nestled against Mayacamas Mountain Range at the base of Spring Mountain. This vineyard has a wide variety of soil types yielding an array of spice and fruit flavor profiles with beautiful acidity and BALANCE.
The 'axr ▲ napa valley' is AXR's flagship wine, made with intention and showing a direct reflection of the prestigious vineyards it comes from - Sleeping Lady, V Madrone and Denali Vineyards. We are pleased to offer this wine at futures pricing before its release in November.