Arrow & Branch's interpretation of the famed Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is one of the BEST every year. This newly released 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is stunning. Jennifer Williams continues to lead the A&B winemaking team and her consistency with this special bottling shows in every vintage. Comprised of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon that was co-fermented with 5% Petit Verdot and aged for 20 months in 85% new French oak, this 2016 "delivers a super intense nose of crushed blackcurrant, blackberries, kirsch and black cherries with hints of menthol, violets, chocolate box, iron ore and fragrant earth. Full, firm and grainy, the palate gives you layer upon layer of earth and mineral flavors and finishes very long and earthly." - Wine Advocate, 98 Points
Arrow & Branch exists to showcase Napa Valley’s finest vineyard sites and the wines that come from them. Led by winemaker Jennifer Williams and viticulturist Mike Wolf, they source their fruit from unique and exquisite vineyard sites, such as Vine Hill Ranch, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Arrow & Branch, Lewelling and Stagecoach. These vineyards are all noted for having exceptional Napa Valley terroir. Mike Wolf has planted and farmed what have become preeminant vineyards in Napa Valley. His magic touch combined with Jennifer's winemaking expertise makes for a stellar combination. Before Jennifer was heading the team at Arrow & Branch, she learned the farming side of wine production with one of the best, David Abreu and soon became winemaker at Spottswoode. Her wine style is all about the vineyard and speaks with precision, complexity and elegance in the glass.