Award-winning winemaker Steve Matthiasson crafts wines with elegance and balance, carefully made with food pairings and context in mind

HI NO TORI ROSÉ OF CABERNET SAUVIGNON

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

Notes of raspberry, stone fruit, rose petals, and subtle herbal accents on the nose. The palate is full of bright red fruit, citrus zest, and a chalky minerality. The richness of the texture and mid-palate is supported by refreshing acidity through the finish. This a versatile wine that can complement a wide range of foods including spring vegetables, salmon, shellfish, and roast chicken or pork.
 

THE STORY

Japanese for “Bird of Fire”, this is the wine that started it all. The origami phoenix on the label symbolizes our birth from the 2017 wildfires, just months after our family came to the Napa Valley. In Japan, folding 1,000 origami cranes is a form of prayer during illness or natural disaster. In the spirit of rebirth and resilience, every year we have donated the proceeds from this wine to fire relief efforts in our community.
 

AVA

Oak knoll District of NapaValley

VINEYARD

Meadowbrook Farm Estate Vineyard

ALC %

12.5 

WINE ENTHUSIAST

2019 , 90 pts
2021 , 92 pts

HI NO TORI CABERNET SAUVIGNON

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

Beautiful Damson plum and blackberry fruits accented by earthy black tea and cigar box lead into a juicy and lip-smacking palate, with silky tannins and a refreshing finish of cedar and red cherry.
 
 

THE STORY

Made from grapes harvested after the 2017 wildfires, this wine truly embodies the eternal spirit of the phoenix that adorns the label. This challenging first vintage has resulted in a beautiful wine. Proceeds from the sale of this wine benefit the California Firefighters Endowment, providing scholarships to the children of fallen firefighters.
 
 

AVA

Oak knoll District of NapaValley

VINEYARD

Meadowbrook Farm Estate Vineyard

ALC %

13.5 

WINE ENTHUSIAST                                                                                    JAMES SUCKLING

94 pts, Editor’s  Choice                                                                                                                               2017, 90 pts
2021 , 92 pts                                                                                                                                                  2020, 94 pts