Hoopes Vineyard is located in the southernmost part of Oakville, where Yount Mill Road divides the Oakville and Yountville sub-appellations of Napa Valley. The vineyard grows vigorously. Nestled against a hill, and sitting firmly in the flood zone of the Napa River, Hoopes Vineyard has uniquely diverse and fertile alluvial soils despite the small ten-acre size. Farmed and picked by hand, the unique Hoopes fruit receives the highest attention throughout the entire grapegrowing process. The microclimate is very cool in the evening and mostly moderate heat throughout the day. The vineyard produces some of the best Cabernet in the valley due to the unique site, clone, and soil combination.
Our 2014 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon presents with complex and evocative aromas of leather, white tobacco, fennel, anise and earthy cocoa with the freshness of ripe blackberry and coriander seeds. Warm vanilla, honeyed beeswax and plummy cherry compote deepen into a lovely tannin story at once firm and...
This wine has a traditional and focused nose with bright red fruits, dried straw, black pepper and mineral notes of hot stones. A more modern story evolves in the mouth with lovely concentration and ripeness. This is a compact and powerful wine with direct focused energy. It finishes memorably with...
Sitting dense and visually pretty in the glass, fresh aromas of plum, prune, bay, dried flowers, and aromatic hints of clove and cardamom sit above a muscular core of cedar, leather, and earth. A sweet and supple entry upon first sip deepens to a rich, full palate of...
Deep and brooding. Black cherry, sappy lavender, summer straw and fennel yield to creamy biscuit, warm milk chocolate, light almond and sage. A rich and lush mouth-feel of sweet tannins and blackberry move from a soft entry to a...
Rich warm aromas of cigar box, creamy vanilla and damp earth, give way to a lush and generous mouth full of ripe plum and sweet cherries. Well-balanced oak supports a finish of milk chocolate and integrated tannins completing the graceful arc...
There is no mistaking Mountain Merlot. Rich, dark notes of cocoa and espresso unfold to sappy bayberry, fresh lavender, blackberry, carnations, and candied violets. The lush and generous palate gives way to ripe, sweet, tannins and flavors of black cherry and dark chocolate. The mouthwatering finish brings...
Our Syrah sits inky purple in the glass and opens with complex and weighty aromas of ripe raspberries, cardamom, fresh cracked black peppercorns and wet stone. This wine is both elegant and bold. Co-fermentation with Viognier brings precision and juiciness along with notes of powdery violet candy, blackberry and citrus oil to complement the...
Oak Knoll District
Our inaugural Sauvignon Blanc is a stunner from stem to stern. The lovely pale-straw color invites with aromas of honeysuckle, tuberose, juicy melon and key lime. We uniquely ferment in small stainless steel barrels and highly allocated...
Ripe juicy pineapple and jasmine with warm aromas of buttered biscuits, toasted oak and creamy vanilla. Balanced but present oak, sweet & creamy, cardamom, nice volume of fruit in the mouth, dried pineapple, straw flowers, faded rose petals, ripe pear and sweet gala apple. Full bodied and rich...