Our production is limited and this small lot production ensures each vintage delivers an exceptional experience; an ultra-premium, handcrafted wine with exclusive distribution and a great story. At Prothro Family Wines, we value structured, balanced wines that express the characteristics of each vineyard and each vintage. We are excited to share these wines with you and hope you enjoy drinking them as much as we do.
2015 CABERNET SAUVIGNON | NAPA VALLEY
Our signature Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Broken Rock Vineyard at an elevation of 800 feet on Atlas Peak. The fruit was harvested at 26.4 Brix, primary fermentation was completed in two weeks. The wine was racked into French oak barrels with medium toast and then aged in a combination of new and previously used oak for 20 months. We blended the Broken Rock Cabernet with 4 percent Petit Verdot, 3 percent Malbec, 3 percent Syrah, 1 percent Merlot, and 1 percent Cabernet Franc to yield a wine with great texture, dark plum and dark cherry, and a hint of cocoa. It exhibits soft tannins, nice acidity, and integrated oak with immediate appeal but should gain complexity over the 7 to 10 years.
2014 CUVEE No. 1 | VINEYARD SELECT | NAPA VALLEY
Our 2014 Cuvee no. 1 Red Wine comes from 5 distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards throughout Napa Valley that represent both hillside and valley floor terroir. Each vineyard - Konrad from Mt. Veeder, Ponti Road from Rutherford, Beatty Ranch from Howell Mountain, Broken Rock from the base of Atlas Peak, and Odyssey from Atlas Peak – were fermented separately, spent 32 months in a combo of new and previously used French oak barrels with medium toast. Each lot was then blended together to make a wine that represents the best of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. We finished the wine with 2 percent Merlot, 1.5 percent Petit Verdot, and 1 percent Cabernet Franc to yield a wine that is rich on the palate with immediate appeal. There are aromatics of dark fruit, cigar box and cedar, a hint of eucalyptus, and dark chocolate and coffee with fine tannins and well integrated oak. Great weight on the palate with a long, balanced finish gives this wine opulence that should develop over the next 5 to 7 years.
2017 SAUVIGNON BLANC | MORGAEN LEE VINEYARD | YOUNTVILLE | NAPA VALLEY
Our first release from the Morgaen Lee Vineyard won a Bronze Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. We are excited to follow-up our debut release with a wine that will be equally as complex and pleasing. We plan on releasing this wine in Spring 2018.
2017 ROSE | HERINGER ESTATE VINEYARD | CLARKSBURG CALIFORNIA
Our debut Rose release is sourced from the acclaimed Heringer Estate Vineyard in Sacramento River Delta in the Clarksburg AVA. We sourced Tempranillo and a little Grenache to create a Rose that is both playful, refreshing, and complex. This wine will be released in Spring 2018.
2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON | HOWELL MOUNTAIN | NAPA VALLEY
This is a classic Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon from a vintage that produced aromatically expressive, rich, and energetic wines with striking balance and plenty of potential for aging. We blended the Howell Mountain Beatty Ranch Cabernet with 4.5 percent Petit Verdot, 3 percent Malbec, 2.5 percent Merlot, and 1 percent Cabernet Franc to yield a wine with red fruit, currant, and chassis and a full, rich palate. The wine exhibits maturity that comes from extended oak aging while maintaining soft tannins and acidity to ensure it develops over many years. We have always been fans of Howell Mountain Cabernets and we are very excited to share it with you!
2016 SAUVIGNON BLANC | MORGAEN LEE VINEYARD | YOUNTVILLE | NAPA VALLEY
We love Sauvignon Blanc! It is our go to white wine and we look for a style that incorporates fruit and minerality with a touch of hay. We used stainless steel tank fermented and aged Sauvignon Blanc as a base and blended it with 7 percent barrel aged Sauvignon Blanc and 1 percent Chardonnay. This wine delivers all that you expect from a new world Sauvignon Blanc with a touch of old world nuance. It exhibits grapefruit and melon combined with hay, wet stone, and just a little hint of oak. It is full on the palate while maintaining the crisp acidity associated with Sauvignon Blancs. This wine is great any time of year and has the richness and acidity to stand on its own.