Kale Wines

Broken Axle
2014 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 129
Vintage

2014

Kale Wines

Broken Axle

Red Wine
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 68% Syrah and 32% Grenache sourced from the coveted Pritchard Hill region of Stagecoach Vineyard
  • The Alban Syrah and Alban Grenache clones grow beautifully in the red soils at an elevation of 1,500 feet
  • Our inaugural PNV wine is dark and opulent, expressing the mountainside terroir of this exposed site
  • Behemoth dump trucks have lived and died developing the vineyard, inspiring the name “Broken Axle”

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine is made from a blend of 68% Syrah and 32% Grenache sourced from the coveted Pritchard Hill region of Stagecoach Vineyard, beautifully expressing the mountainside terroir of this exposed site. The Alban Syrah and Alban Grenache clones grow magnificently in these red soils at an elevation of 1,500 feet. Behemoth dump trucks have lived and died while developing the vineyard, inspiring the name “Broken Axle." Kale Wines' inaugural Premiere Napa Valley release is dark and opulent, realizing the potential of Rhone-style wines from 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.

Meritage Wine Market

162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road
Suite A-10
Encinitas  CA  92024
7604792500

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