Volker Eisele

Volker Eisele Family Estate is situated in the Chiles Valley District, a sub-appellation of the Napa Valley American Viticultural Area. Cloaked in frequent Pacific fog, and with elevations of 600-1200 feet, the Chiles Valley District is one of the cooler areas of the Napa Valley resulting in a long growing season. The valley's perfect cabernet climate enhances the development of wines with subtle flavors, full body, and overall complexity.

The Estate's sixty acres of vineyard grow at elevations of 900 to 1100 feet on east, west and south facing slopes as well as on the valley floor. Soils vary from clay-loam to shale. After purchase of the vineyard property, the Eisele's began an extensive redevelopment and restoration of both the vineyard acreage and the riparian corridors. Presently 72% of the vineyard is planted in Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.5% Merlot, 10.5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Semillon and 2% Sauvignon Blanc. Seven different Cabernet clones have been incorporated to provide diversity of flavor.

Since 1974 the Eisele's have enriched the vineyard soils through use of organic farming practices. No herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers have been used. The vineyard is certified as organic by both the California Certified Organic Farmers and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. It has been set back from the property's creeks to substantially increase riparian vegetation. Oaks and other native tree species have been planted on the creek banks to prevent erosion. Throughout the property creeks and associated riparian areas have been protected and enhanced.

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Volker Eisele Terzetto 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2010 Proprietary Red Terzetto, a blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, is a fruit-forward, hedonistic red offering lots of strawberry and black cherry fruit, a forest floor-like character, sweet tannin and round, medium to full-bodied flavors. No
Item Number: 27080

Volker-Eisele Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "From an organically farmed estate vineyard in Chiles Valley operated by the same family for more than 40 years, this 87% Cabernet Sauvignon-13% Merlot has soul and structure, as well a stony minerality that compels. Menthol and tobacco weave between thick layers of dark cherry

Volker-Eisele Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "A beautiful bouquet of black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with floral under tones. Medium to Full-bodied, elegant, pure and nicely textured this strong effort possesses lots of character and richness. The finish reassuringly long. Enjoy it over the next 10+ years." 

Volker-Eisele Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
92  John Gilman 
John Gilman 92 "This was the first wine I had tried from the Volker Eisele Family Estate, which is produced entirely from estate grown fruit in vineyards in Chiles Valley that are owned by the Eisele family. The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of eighty-nine percent cabernet and eleven percent