Provenance Vineyards showcases the distinctiveness of Napa Valley's best growing areas for red wines by selecting some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Rutherford and Oakville districts and Merlot vineyards in the Carneros district. The same uncompromising approach also characterizes Provenance winemaking, with the goal of bringing the grapes from these great vineyards to their fullest potential. Starting with its inaugural 1999 vintage, Provenance's approachable, yet cellar-worthy wines display a fine symmetry of substance and elegance.
The word provenance means "origin" or "source." In the art world, a provenance is the record of a work’s ownership, from its creation to the present day. Connoisseurs place great importance in provenance as a guarantee of authenticity. The name reflects Provenance Vineyards' goal of creating fine wines that are works of art.
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This Sauvignon Blanc is made exclusively from Provenance's Rutherford estate fruit. By pressing the cluster whole cluster and fermenting the wine primarily in stainless steel, they captured the aromas of lemon lime, guava and pineapple. Bright acidity and notes of spice add balance to this wine.... more
Subtle hints of olive, cola, violet, leather, paprika, mocha and cedar are slowly revealed with each swirl and sip. Cocoa powder tannins, a signature of Rutherford Dust, contribute rich texture and grip to the expansive, dark-fruit flavors and long, persistent finish. These muscular tannins give... more
Napa Valley's 2010 vintage will be remembered as having the latest onset to harvest in several decades. We picked our first Sauvignon Blanc after Labor Day, about two weeks later than average. The growing season got off to a late start when cold, wet soils in March and April delayed budbreak. The... more
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in the historic Rutherford region of the Napa Valley, first planted by Thomas Rutherford in the 1800s. This elegant, voluptuous wine demonstrates the distinctiveness of the appellation with dark cherry and blackberry fruit flavors and typical Rutherford Dust notes of... more
Reflecting the stellar quality of our estate vineyard, the 2009 Rutherford Estate Sauvignon Blanc reveals pure aromas and flavors of ripe honeydew, white peach, citrus, apricot and tropical fruit. Hints of caramel, vanilla and nutmeg add layers of complexity. This beautifully balanced wine combines... more
#56 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009
Our 2008 Provenance Vineyards Estate Sauvignon Blanc-an exclusive bottling from our stellar winery vineyard-shows off layered aromas of white peach, cantaloupe, caramel, vanilla and nutmeg. Its crisp, dry flavors of tropical fruit and lemon meringue pie are... more
The 2008 vintage gave our Napa Valley Merlot great structure and deep, concentrated fruit character. The wine's aromas and flavors express rich, velvety layers of black cherry, ripe plum, dark chocolate, clove, sage and tangerine zest. Notes of vanilla and cedar come from aging in more than 40... more
The expansive aromas and flavors of the 2008 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon are filled with brambly blackberry, dark plum, black cherry and cassis character. Hints of clove, black pepper and mocha add warmth to the aromas, while toffee and hazelnut notes from oak aging linger on the dark-fruit... more
Soft and silky, our 2007 Napa Valley Merlot shows deep, scarlet color and exceptionally full, lush red-fruit character-signatures of both the stellar vintage and the notable vineyards in the Los Carneros and Oak Knoll regions. Layers of cherry, boysenberry, cassis and clove are caressed with... more
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc.
Our 2007 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon greets your senses with round, inviting
aromas of sun-warmed blackberry, violet, fragrant dark plum, black olive and spice,
says Winemaker Chris Cooney. Rich flavors expand across... more