Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset's French Bulldog, Frenchie, represents the very essence of style, charisma and personality. With his stout stature and ability to steal everyone's heart, he is definitely royalty around the winery. Although he may not go down in history as one of the greatest military leaders of all time, Frenchie will definitely go down in history as the greatest four-legged winemaker.
On Sunday, December 2, 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned as Emperor of France. Not wanting to be an old regime monarch, Napoleon explained that “to be king is to inherit old ideas and genealogy. I don’t want to descend from anyone… the title of Emperor is greater.” Napoleon has gone down in history as the greatest leader of France.
A majority of the grapes were sourced from select vineyards in the Chalk Hill and Sonoma Valley appellations. Soils in the Chalk Hill AVA are comprised of quartzite, abundant volcanic ash and silty loam – perfect for restraining vigor in the vines. Protected from the cool and wet influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean by Sonoma Mountain, the Sonoma Valley AVA provides the perfect confluence of climate and soil type for producing premium Cabernet Sauvignon.
This is an enticing Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Petite Sirah, Malbec and Merlot added to the final blend. Our wine was aged for 12 months in 15% new French oak barrels.