With her late husband, Charles, Shirley Roy established Roy Estate in 1999. The couple sought to produce world-class wines, identifying the ideal site and engaging Napa Valley’s most respected vineyard and winemaking consultants to craft wines worthy of the Grands Crus de Napa Valley designation.
Our scenic 17-acre vineyard, a unique property blessed by its geography, topography, and terroir is situated immediately south of the renowned Stags Leap District at the cooler, southern end of the Napa Valley. Our gentle slopes nestled at the base of Atlas Peak are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. A creek divides the parcel roughly in half, producing two noticeably distinct sites on one small estate “akin to the Right Bank and the Left Bank in Bordeaux,” says winemaker Philippe Melka.
On one side, classic volcanic soil produces smaller, low-yielding vines that generate wines with powerful tannins. The other side possesses deeper, more loamy soils, supporting bigger and stronger vines that bear more generous, profound, layered wines. Cooler overall conditions provide a more Old World style tannic structure with a clear focus on the purity of the fruit.
Winemaker Philippe Melka began working at Roy Estate in 2005. Many credit Melka with catalyzing a return to a focus on terroir in the Napa Valley. Melka blends his French influence and training with decades of experience at the most celebrated wineries in the United States. Under Melka’s careful guidance our vineyards are farmed entirely by hand and our winemaking approach.
Once a year the rarest new Napa Valley wines become available under one roof at Premiere Napa Valley. Wineries throughout the Napa Valley are given one task to participate: create a one-of-a-kind wine for this event to be purchased by one lucky bidder. This event is only open to select members of the wine trade and the successful bidder is the sole owner of this unique wine.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date: October - 2016
Appellation: Napa Valley
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