Kale Wines

Heritage McGah Vineyard
2016 Red Wine
Rutherford

2018 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 22 | Lot No. 140
Vintage

2016

Kale Wines

Heritage McGah Vineyard

Red Wine
Rutherford

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 84% Grenache and 16% Mourvèdre from the coveted eastern Rutherford Bench of McGah Family Vineyards
  • We have collaborated under a long-term contract to develop one acre of the Heritage Block
  • The vines are trained traditionally in the Gobelet Method
  • A voluptuous and fragrant wine that celebrates the diversity of the Napa Valley

Your Premiere Napa Valley wine is made from a blend of 84% Grenache and 16% Mourvèdre from the coveted eastern Rutherford Bench of McGah Family Vineyards. The area is hallowed ground for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, and we have collaborated under a long-term contract to develop one acre of the Heritage Block with special soil preparation, site specific rootstock and carefully selected clones. Kale Wines' Premiere Napa Valley release is voluptuous and fragrant, showcasing the potential of Rhône-inspired wines and celebrating the diversity of the Napa Valley.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Kale Anderson

Winemaker, Kale Wines

Winemaker, Kale Anderson

Kale Anderson grew up in Sonoma County, where he was exposed to the wine industry by a community that encouraged creativity, love for the outdoors, and stewardship of the land.

He attended UC Davis intending to pursue medicine, like his father had, but instead found himself drawn to Davis Plant Biology program. As an undergraduate Kale researched DNA repair in plants. He spent winters in Tahoe, and tried his hand at commercial fishing in Alaska during the summertime.

Feeling scientifically inspired but creatively unfulfilled, Kale transitioned into an interdisciplinary major in Nature and Culture. While changing his major, he stumbled upon an introductory course in Viticulture and Enology. It immediately struck him to be the most fascinating blend of nature and culture that he had experienced to date. This discovery set him on a focused trajectory toward winemaking.

Country born: United States

Education: In 2001, Kale took his first harvest internship at J Winery, Russian River. After graduating BS Viticulture and Enology, he worked at Colgin Cellars for Ann and Joe Wender, Terra Valentine Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards in Stags Leap District and Pahlmeyer Winery. While Director of Winemaking at Pahlmeyer, Kale became one of the youngest winemakers to earn 100 points from Robert M. Parker, Jr. for the 2013 Pahlmeyer Cabernet Sauvignon Pi��ce de R��sistance, the first perfect score awarded to Pahlmeyer in their thirty year history. After fifteen vintages, Kale began consulting in 2016.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
In 2008, Kale and his wife Ranko set out to create Rhone inspired wines from extraordinary vineyards in Northern California under their own label, Kale Wines. Specializing in small production, handcrafted wines, Kale utilizes new technologies as well as ancient techniques to express the unique vineyards' most delicious characteristics.

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