Established in 1969, Cuvaison is a Napa Valley estate vineyard and winery that produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown exclusively on its certified sustainable vineyard in Carneros, Napa Valley. Dedicated to a philosophy of producing vineyard-driven wines, Cuvaison employs block by block farming methods and a hand-crafted vineyard-to-bottle winemaking approach. Created from blocks that have been vinified separately by Winemaker Steve Rogstad, Cuvaison wines are consistently balanced and approachable, favoring nuance and complexity over sheer power and ripeness.

Cuvaison has been shaped profoundly by its current owners, the Schmidheiny family of Switzerland who purchased the winery in 1979. When Thomas Schmidheiny's mother visited the Carneros region in the late 1970's, she was so taken with the landscape and its potential for winegrowing that she brought a soil sample home to show her family. A year later, Thomas purchased the Carneros estate where Cuvaison now makes its home. In the years since, the family has thoughtfully re-invested all profits in the vineyard and winery, consistently providing the support needed to produce the highest quality grapes and wines. Cuvaison is locally-managed by a seasoned team that includes Dan Zepponi, named CEO in 2016, and Steve Rogstad, who was appointed Winemaker in 2002.

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Cuvaison Estate Chardonnay 2016
91  Wine Enthusiast 
The SOMM Journal 95 Wine Enthusiast 91 "This estate-grown wine shows a balance of fleshy peach and mango settled on a light-bodied frame. There's a backbone of oak and a stony texture that offers support to the broad fruit flavors."  “The 2016 Estate Chardonnay is brimming with stone fruit,
Item Number: 31273
Case: $233.40

Cuvaison Estate Chardonnay 2013
"2013 was a dry and moderate season in Carneros, leading to an early vintage of quite concentrated wines. Somewhat broader and fuller bodied than the 2012, the ’13 still captures that wonderful mix of stone fruits, bright citrus and attractive floral notes that typify the Carneros Estate Chardonnay.

Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"Solely from Mount Veeder, this Cabernet Sauvignon has small percentages of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The trio combine to offer currant and cranberry around a complex, woody core of oak, black tea and herbs."

Cuvaison Estate Chardonnay 2012
88  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 88 "This longtime Carneros producer sources from dozens of its own blocks to put together this estate Chardonnay. Intense in floral aromas as well as peach and lemon, it’s dusted only slightly in clove and a light barrel imprint. Bright on the tongue and on the finish, it’s a

Cuvaison Chardonnay 2011
"Our 2011 Chardonnay explores the mineral driven side of Chardonnay with taut green apple, white peach, lime zest and kiwi fruit. Hints of ginger and vanilla back the bright jasmine and orange blossom notes. What really drives the wine is the vibrant structure and terrific finish that carry flavors

Cuvaison 'Mt. Veeder' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
" The Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon is dark garnet in color. Aromas of blackberry, cassis, mocha, nutmeg and a bit of coffee bean. On the palate, plummy black currant fruit, hints of violets and persimmon. Overall, this is a dense cherry wine with spices, floral notes and fruit tones. Blend: 79%

Cuvaison Pinot Noir 2009
Wine & Spirits Magazine 90"Lush scents of kirsch emerge from the initial dark and juicy flavors. This is sleek and soft, its tannins layering mineral detail over the velvet texture. A rich pinot to serve with roast squab. "

Cuvaison Chardonnay 2010
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "The winery strikes a happy balance between richness and elegant austerity with this bone-dry offering. It’s minerally and reserved, offering intriguing hints of apricots and tropical fruits, with notes of buttered toast and smoky vanilla of new oak that many Chardonnay lovers

Cuvaison Chardonnay 2009
"This Classic Carneros Chardonnay boasts both richness and minerality. Melon, apricot, peach and a touch of tropical fruit. This dense and creamy chardonnay is backed by pleasing acidity and a silky smooth finish."~ Winery Notes

Cuvaison Pinot Noir 2007
86  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 86"Firm, intense and vibrant, with spicy cherry, mineral, graphite and earth notes that are sleek, trim and medium-weight, ending with herb-laced tannins. Drink now through 2011. 5,200 cases made."

Cuvaison Chardonnay 2005
"Cuvaison's 2005 Carneros Chardonnay is a richly scented wine with spice and floral elements backed by lush tropical and stone fruit notes on the palate. This dense and creamy Chardonnay is backed by pleasing acidity and a silky smooth finish." ~Winemaker comments