2004 Roux |
Old Vine Petite Sirah | ESV | NV | 100 cases | $65 btl
Named for Michael's eldest daughter, Margaux ("Mar-ga-roo" was her
childhood nickname), the Roux is 97% petite sirah and 3% zinfandel,
all from rare century-old estate vines. Our most powerful,
ageworthy wine, the black-inked Roux packs tannins, pigments and
flavors into every sip. Big notes of black fruits and roasted
meats. 2004 Roux was recently served for a private gala in May, and this wine stole the show!
This Roux has fantastic depth, intensity of color with aromas
of full toned Boysenberry, Cassis and Blackberry. The wine is
substantial, elegant and full of ripe black fruit flavors and
crafted to unleash luscious characteristics, while managing
tannins. These fruit flavors are savoured in the mouthwatering
finish, long after the wine has departed.
WINERY: Chiarello Family Vineyards |
chiarellovineyards.com | michaelchiarello.com
OWNERSHIP: Michael Chiarello - Chef, author, TV host
& 25-yr Napa Valley resident.
FOUNDED: 1998 by Michael Chiarello; 1998 Petite
Sirah/1998 Zinfandel first releases.
Michael Chiarello - Principal, Winegrower [Food & Wine Magazine
"Chef of the Year"]
Eileen Chiarello - Principal, Director |
Thomas Rivers Brown - Winemaker [Food & Wine Magazine
"Winemaker of the Year"]
Amigo Bob Cantisano - Organic Viticultural Consultant
Brandon St.Martin - Sommelier, Sales | 707.812.3611 |
APPELLATION: St.Helena American Viticultural Area
(within Napa Valley AVA)
VINEYARDS: 20 acres of pre-Prohibition era estate
vineyards, organically dry-farmed.
CELLARS: CFV grapes are vinified, cellared and bottled
at Outpost/Howell Mountain.
PRODUCTION: 1500 to 2500 cases total annual
production, based on vintage yields
Qualify for very limited Simpatico Membership with $2,000+ annually
of any CFV wines.
VIP status, access and events at CFV and Chiarello restaurants
Private wine tastings at V-Marketplace in Yountville [Thu-Sun
- Wine talks, tastings, NapaStyle food pairings, in a beautiful
courtyard (1 hr)
Drop-in tastings at NapaStyle or by glass/bottle at Bottega in
Cabernet Sauvignon, "Eileen"
PRE-RELEASE | Napa
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, "Eileen" | Est Single-Vineyard, Clone 7,
550 cases [$85]
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, "Bambino" | ESV, Clones 337, 7, 191, 221
2010 Petite Sirah, "Roux" | ESV, 100+ Year Vines, loam soils, 106
2010 Zinfandel, "Felicia" | ESV, 100+ Year Vines, loam soils, 110
2011 Zinfandel, "Giana" | ESV, loam soils, Rafanelli Clone, 554
2012 Ribolla Gialla, "Chiara Bianco" | Napa, unfiltered,
unfined, 324 cases [$45]
2012 Rosé of Zinfandel, "Chiara Rosé" | ESV, Saignée/first-run, 152