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 three vintages are outstanding.
The current releases (2012 and 2013) have been very well received and are available for immediate purchase. The 2012 Cabernet is a smooth rich wine that is drinking very well now but will definitely improve with some additional bottle aging. The 2013 La Chiquita is our most approachable wine at the moment with bright crisp fruit and an excellent long finish. (We think it will be killer with your Thanksgiving turkey). The 2013 Howell Mountain Cabernet is a wonderful expression of the Howell Mountain terrior with big dark fruit and rich tannins. Although it’s drinking well now with decanting look for this one to age well past 2025.
Our 2014’s have been bottled and are now available. We are featuring Cabernets from the Coombsville and Yountville appellations. We are excited for our Chivalry friends to try these amazing new wines.
In 2016, looking to create a more rounded portfolio, we’ll be adding a Sonoma Cabernet and an Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel to our portfolio. Look for these to be released in early 2018.
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Nelson and Penny