We invite you to join us for this very special wine tasting exhibiting four selections from Darms Lane Winery, Napa, CA.
Darms Lane Winery is a family owned and operated boutique vineyard located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, (an American Viticulture Area located within the Napa Valley AVA) and produces only about 3,000 cases annually.
The selections for this tasting will be:
2014 Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Bon Passe Vineyard, Oak Knoll District
2014 Fortune 1621 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Tasting Fee: $10 This tasting is limited to 48 participants
Light Snacks will be available while they last.
Michael Rando, representing Darms Lane Winery will be our guest presenter.
"Darms Lane Vineyard is located in the southwestern bench lands of Napa Valley. The vineyard was established 26 years ago as a Chardonnay estate. In 2008 we changed our name from Crichton Hall Vineyard to Darms Lane Vineyard in order to better identify our physical location. The 14 acre vineyard was replanted in 2002 & 2003 with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. We are a family owned and operated boutique vineyard located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. Our 2005 vintage was the inaugural release of our estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon.
Today, Darms Lane produces about 3,000 cases annually."
"Brian Mox, winemaker for Darms Lane, has been creating our balanced and food friendly wines since 2003. Born and raised in the Midwest, Brian completed his Chemistry degree at MIT and later attended Viticulture and Enology courses at U.C. Davis. Brian has worked in the Valley for many years including as the winemaker for Laird Family Estate, Etude wines and more recently at Lewis Cellars. When Brian first began working with the Bump family, they all agreed upon making wines that were true to the vineyard site. They like more restrained and elegant wines; a perfect fit considering the cooler terroir of their vineyard. As their winemaker, Brian feels like the conductor of a very harmonious orchestra. Of course Mother Nature makes sure to bring new climatic challenges every year, as Brian describes it, his job is to maximize the expression of the vineyard in a style that is true to the fruit and meets the expectations of the owners and the preferences of consumers. Brian has played a key role in the transition of Darms Lane vineyard from Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and his outstanding skills and experience have been instrumental in creating the Darms Lane wines that we make today."