THREE NEW ESTATE RELEASES! 2021 Destin Estate Merlot, 2021 Destin Estate Malbec & 2021 Estate Cabernet Franc

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VINEYARD SOURCES

ESTATE VINEYARDS

Our three estate vineyards are located in the Oak Knoll District AVA of Napa Valley.

“MY FOCUS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ‘VINEYARD FIRST’ AND THE ELEVEN ELEVEN VINEYARDS ARE IDEAL FOR PRODUCING EXCEPTIONAL FRUIT FOR A POWERFUL EXPRESSION OF NAPA VALLEY." - KIRK VENGE

Arriving in Napa Valley in 2012, we purchased a property with a vineyard alongside. This vineyard, now known as Laki’s Vineyard, was our inspiration for creating Eleven Eleven. Shortly following, we acquired Destin Vineyard & 11:11 Vineyard, providing us with 35 acres of land in the Oak Knoll District AVA of Napa Valley, including 25 acres of estate vineyards. Through the process of planting, replanting, and collaborating with Winemaker Kirk Venge & Renteria Vineyard Management, we have purposely placed the best varietals in the optimal growing conditions with premium farming practices at each vineyard site. The cool influence of the south and warm influence from the north makes the Oak Knoll District AVA the “Sweet Spot” of Napa Valley. This allows us to grow and produce a wide variety of Estate Wines. Discover what starts in our vineyards and ends up in your glass.


LAKI’S VINEYARD

This is where it all started. Planted in 2000, we purchased this property with what we feel, to be some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. Since purchasing the property in 2012, we have worked diligently to assure that the farming and subsequent wines made from this ranch are nothing less than a true expression of the vineyard and who we are.

Wines: 

  • Laki’s Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (2012 - 2021)


DESTIN VINEYARD

Also purchased in 2012, Destin vineyard gifted us with 16 acres of Syrah, Merlot, Malbec and Riesling. Situated on the banks of the Napa River, this vineyard contains the perfect terrior and diurnal temperatures suited for world-class grape growing. The cooling effect of the Napa river allows us to maintain an excellent balance between acidity and body. The wines here have a distinct personality with exceptional color, structure, and ageability.

Wines:

  • Destin Estate Rosé of Syrah (2013 - 2021)
  • Destin Estate Riesling “Carol’s Song” (2018 - 2022)
  • Destin Estate Syrah (2012 - 2021)
  • Destin Estate Merlot (2018 - 2021)
  • Destin Estate Malbec (2018, 2020 - 2021)
  • X∙I Cabernet Sauvignon (2018 - 2021)


ELEVEN ELEVEN VINEYARD

Following the purchase of Laki’s and Destin Vineyards, the Eleven Eleven winery property was acquired in 2013. The following year in 2014, a total of 5.7 acres were planted of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc around the existing winery. We now have a place where we can literally “establish our roots” and continue to build upon what we had started in 2012. 

Wines:

  • Estate Petit Verdot (2019)
  • Estate Cabernet Franc (2018 - 2021)
  • X∙I Cabernet Sauvignon (2018 - 2021)
  • ENAXI Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (2019, 2021)


VINEYARD SOURCES

NAPA VALLEY & SONOMA COUNTY

World-class winemaking starts in the vineyard. Varietals thrive in optimal growing conditions and microclimates unique to the specific grape. We grow a wide selection of Rhone & Bordeaux varietal grapes on our three vineyard properties in the Oak Knoll District AVA, while sourcing other varietals throughout Napa Valley and Sonoma County. This allows us to round out our portfolio of wines. Our winemaker, Kirk Venge, utilizes his long-standing relationships with growers forged throughout his career. This gives us access to the very best quality of grapes grown at highly allocated and sought-after vineyards throughout wine country.

“Kirk Venge is the perfect winemaking consultant for brands with a clear vision of what they’re looking for because he has both the connections to the best grapes and the vinicultural know-how to pull it off in the bottle.” – Kim Westerman, Forbes, November 2020

VIVIO

VIVIO VINEYARD  BENNETT VALLEY  SONOMA COUNTY

This vineyard is perched high above the valley, commanding gorgeous views in any direction. At just above 800 ft, this is one of the highest vineyards in Bennett Valley within Sonoma County. This southeasterly sloping vineyard is planted on volcanic soil. The ocean fog in the Russian River moves easterly and gets trapped in the Bennett Valley bowl. The cool evenings and mornings and hot sunny days promote a long ripening season providing fruit with intensity and beautiful complexity.

Soil Type: Goulding & Spreckels Loam  Varietal: Syrah  Clone: 174, 470, 877

Wines:

  • Rosé of Syrah (2022 - 2023)

BECKSTOFFER

MELROSE VINEYARD  RUTHERFORD  NAPA VALLEY

Located in Napa Valley’s Rutherford AVA, Melrose Vineyard was acquired in 1973 by Andy Beckstoffer – also known as the godfather of Napa Valley grape growing. What was once a Christmas tree farm, this land has transitioned into growing some of the best grapes that Napa Valley has to offer. The vineyards consist of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, but their Sauvignon Blanc was what attracted us to this property. Not only is it incredibly rare to find a white varietal grown by Andy Beckstoffer, but the growing conditions of this property and optimal farming practices also make this vineyard and wine uniquely special.

Andy Beckstoffer is one of the early and most important leaders in the evolution of Napa Valley into a world-class grape-growing region. In 1970, Andy established the Vinifera Development Corporation for Heublein, directing all aspects of vineyard farming as its President. With his subsequent purchase of the company, Andy assumed the ownership of Melrose Vineyard and the lease of several other vineyards in the Napa Valley and Mendocino vineyards, still owned by the family-owned Beckstoffer Vineyards today.

As a Founding Director and the second President of the Napa Valley Grape Growers Association, Andy forged an early and historic agreement on grape pricing. This tied the price of grapes to the retail bottle price. Thus began a new era in which grape quality and land preservation were brought to the forefront of the grape grower industry. Andy has made a notable contribution to the overall quality and perception of Northern California grape growing. In 1989, he led the Napa Valley Grape Growers in establishing the Winery Definition Ordinance, which requires that 75% of grapes used in Napa Valley wines must come from the appellation.

Today, Beckstoffer Vineyards owns and farms over 3,600 acres of highest quality grape growing properties in three Northern California winegrowing regions – the Napa Valley, Mendocino County, and the Red Hills of Lake County, which holds significant promise for the cultivation of Cabernet grapes. The company’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and its people is a benchmark for the industry as a whole and a testament to Andy’s vision. His belief in the future of the industry has established strong roots within his family and community.

Wines:

  • Beckstoffer Sauvignon Blanc (2014 - 2023)

DUTTON RANCH

MILL STATION VINEYARD  RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY  SONOMA COUNTY

The Dutton family farms 1,100 acres of vineyards—a collection of over 60 non-contiguous parcels in Russian River Valley. Their Mill Station Vineyard is located in the coldest, and foggiest part of the Green Valley of Russian River Valley, which lends a strong minerality and structural backbone. These old vines struggle in deep sandy soil to produce high-quality fruit, with an acidity that lights up our faces.

Wines:

  • Dutton Ranch Chardonnay (2012 - 2022)

CALESA

PETALUMA GAP  SONOMA COUNTY

Exposed to the fog and wind that funnel through the Petaluma Gap, Calesa is a cool-climate vineyard where Pinot Noir ripens slowly, developing pure, vibrant flavors and ideal acidity. Farmed by acclaimed grower Oscar Renteria in shallow, gravelly loam soils, our prized hillside blocks at Calesa feature several exceptional low-yield clones of Pinot Noir that result in a complex and layered wine.

Wines:

  • Calesa Pinot Noir (2015, 2017 - 2019, 2021 - 2022)

BACIGALUPI

GODDARD RANCH VINEYARD  RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY  SONOMA COUNTY

The Bacigalupi’s gained recognition as growers during the 1976 Paris tasting when the 1973 Napa Valley Chardonnay from Château Montelena with Bacigalupi fruit triumphed over many acclaimed French wines to be declared the undisputed winner. This event was to be the turning point in America’s global wine image.

Purchased by Charles and Helen Bacigalupi in 1956 this property is the homestead of the Bacigalupi family and the oldest ranch they farm. With stewardship of this site for over a half a century this vineyard includes the famous Paris Tasting block of Chardonnay. This Chardonnay which is planted to an old Wente Clone or Wente Selection was the main source of the legendary 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that won the 1976 Paris Tasting and helped to put the California wine industry on the map.

Wines:

  • Bacigalupi Pinot Noir (2012 - 2019, 2021)

MOSS CREEK

CAPELL VALLEY  NAPA VALLEY

Four generations of the Moskowite family have been farming in Napa Valley since 1917. The Moskowite family vineyards lie in Capell Valley, a small mountain valley located in the Napa Valley hills directly east of Oakville. Nestled against Atlas Peak, the vineyard ranges in elevation from 835 to 900 feet. Vineyard plantings include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandel. These 45-year-old vineyards are planted in well-drained loam soil that is riddled with rock and obsidian. The vineyard maturity, soil types, and estate farming practices combine to produce exceptional low-yielding fruit. The cooler climate provided by the mountain elevation brings on a longer growing season giving the grapes extended hang time on the vine. This allows the sugars to ripen slowly prior to harvest and produces an outstanding mature fruit, adding character and rich complexity to our Moss Creek Old Vine Zinfandel.

Wines:

  • Moss Creek Old Vine Zinfandel (2015 - 2019)

SADDLEBACK

OAKVILLE  NAPA VALLEY

Saddleback Vineyard is located off the beaten path on Money Road, off of Oakville Cross Road in the heart of Napa Valley. This vineyard is owned by renowned winemaker Nils Venge, father to Eleven Eleven’s Winemaker Kirk Venge. The first recognition that immediately put Nils Venge on the map and confirmed his winemaking credentials was when Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate gave the Groth 1985 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon the distinction of being the first 100-point wine from the United States.

Saddleback manages their own estate vineyard of 14.8 acres. The estate vineyard contains 8.4 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.9 acres to Chardonnay, 1.75 acres to Merlot, 1.1 acres to Pinot Blanc, 0.3 acres to Pinot Grigio and 0.3 acres to Zinfandel.

Wines:

  • Late Harvest Zinfandel “Jewel” (2016 - 2018)