The combination of superb, well-drained alluvial soils and old vines provides exceptionally layered wines with complex flavors, finesse and power
Delicious, broad, complex and mouth coating with a classically elegant frame that boasts a savory, dark fruit profile and layers of cocoa, black currant and herb
Despite his name, Jim Gamble's historic vineyard produces Cabernet Sauvignon that is a "Sure Bet" for exceptional quality every vintage. Located at the top of the alluvial fan formed by Mill Creek vineyard which powers the historic Bale Grist Mill, the deep well-drained soils and 28-year-old Cabernet vines produce a wine with classic Napa Valley character - floral tobacco, black currant and baking chocolate notes with an elegant, complex core of fruit, mineral and herb notes.
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
Winemaker, Dakota Shy
Tom's family roots in Napa Valley stretch back to the early 1950s when his great-grandmother purchased a historic Oakville vineyard property within the famed To-Kalon Vineyard. 50 years later, Tom began Detert Family Vineyard wines, named after his great-grandmother and made from his family's Oakville vineyard. Over the past 15 years Tom honed his craft working alongside other great winemakers and mentors at Turley Wine Cellars, Joseph Phelps Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery and Revana Family Vineyard. Tom continues to make his family's highly regarded Detert wines.
Dakota Shy is a thrilling opportunity to work with a great friend and business partner and make wines from some of Napa Valley's most exceptional vineyard sources. With Dakota Shy, Tom is crafting Cabernets in league with the best in the valley and pushing the boundaries of quality and precision.
Country born: USA
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
We are passionate about how we live, where we live and the wines and people that define our valley. We strive to make the greatest Cabernets we are capable of in order to showcase our appreciation for the land and legacy of Napa. Blessed with great friends and partners in the Napa Valley, we have been fortunate to assemble an outstanding portfolio of vineyards whose grapes are the foundation of our wines. Those vineyards and the people who work them are key to the outstanding quality we are able to put into bottle.
Nakagawa Wine Co.
3-1-3, Kotobashi, Sumida-Ku