Having a passion for wine and the Napa Valley, Nelson and Penny started Chivalry Wines in 2011. Conceived on a breakfast napkin at the Butter Cream Bakery one fine Napa morning by Nelson, our winemaker Israel Montanez and family friend Oscar Escareno, the concept was to produce quality boutique wines with an initial focus on higher end Napa Cabernet.
Israel has been making wine in Napa Valley for over 20 years and has the pedigree to prove it having worked at William Hill, Franciscan and Far Niente. His first five vintages are outstanding.
The current releases (2016 Lodi Old Vine Zin and 2016 Sonoma Cabernet) have been well received and are available for immediate purchase. Club Members will receive their shipments in October once the heat subsides.
There is still a small amount of the 2012 Cabernet which is a smooth rich wine that is drinking very well right now (Hurry while it lasts). The 2013 La Chiquita is most approachable at the moment with bright crisp fruit and an excellent long finish and will continue to age well. The 2013 Howell Mountain Cabernet is a wonderful expression of the Howell Mountain flavor profile with big dark fruit and rich tannins. Although it’s drinking well now with decanting, look for this one to age well past 2025.
The Lodi Old Zin (under the label Salud y Saludo) is a perfect example of Lodi fruit. It has big deep rich fruit, nice tannins and a subtle flavor of oak without being too jammy. Priced at $24 per bottle, it will fly out of the warehouse so order soon. Our Sonoma Cabernet is just down right delicious and drinking well now but will certainly improve with age.
In 2017, we’ll be adding a Lodi Cabernet and continuing with the Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel. Look for these to be released in June of 2019.
Viognier coming in 2018!!!
Thank you for visiting Chivalry. Please email or call with any questions. If you are interested in purchasing please complete and fax the attached order form. You can also call us at (623) 229-8835. We’ll get your order shipped out immediately.
Good news! E-Commerce coming soon.