Kale Wines

Heritage
2019 Red Wine
Rutherford

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 62
Vintage

2019

Kale Wines

Heritage

Red Wine
Rutherford

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Your wine is a blend of 84% Grenache and 16% Mourvèdre, sourced from the McGah Vineyard
  • The vineyard sits on slightly sloping benchland, so the classic Rutherford soil is red, dusty and well-drained
  • The vines are trained traditionally in the Gobelet Method, with tight spacing
  • Kale Wines and McGah Family Vineyard celebrate the diversity of the Napa Valley

Grapes were hand-harvested and arrived at the winery at dawn. Once received, the grapes were sprinkled with dry ice to keep cold and protect from oxidation. Grenache and Mourvédre grapes were gravity fed to a stainless steel, open top fermenter. A significant saignée was taken for concentration. Gentle pumpovers extracted what we needed during the co-fermentation, and we pressed at dryness. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine was aged for 18 months in neutral French oak puncheons.


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.

Last Bottle

607 Airpark Road
Napa  CA  94558
707-967-0240

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Premiere Napa Valley 2021 Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Bella Union 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 25
Far Niente 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 25
Kale Wines 2019 Red Wine Rutherford Heritage 25
ONEHOPE 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak 25
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