There is a reason some of the most long-lived wines are based upon this variety. None of our Cabernets are in danger of getting tired. True, we only started in 1997. But I have gravitated toward making Cabernet with a bit more structure than the first couple of vintages. Any vintage from 1997 and 2001 are sufficiently developed to give more pleasure than when they were released. 2002 and later are all fairly ‘primary.’ Most of us are accustomed to drinking wines so young. There is nothing wrong with that. I am simply reminded of why we age wine a few years when I have something with a bit of development. Our style is in an interesting spot between what some would call “Old World Underripe” and “New World Overripe.” Purists on either side cannot understand anything slightly outside of their particular ‘box.’ I’d rather have a bucket than a box.


Scherrer Vineyard — Alexander Valley
  • 1997 — released April 2000
  • 1998 — released April 2001
  • 1999 — released Jul 2002
  • 2000 — released July 2003
  • 2001 — released November 2004
  • 2002 — released November 2005
  • 2003 — released November 2006
  • 2004 — released April 2008
  • 2005 — released April 2009
  • 2006 — released April 2010
  • 2007 — released April 2011
  • 2008 — released April 2012
  • 2009 — released April 2013
  • 2010 — released April 2014
  • 2011 — released April 2015
  • 2012 — released April 2016

Alexander Valley
  • 1999 — released April 2002
  • 2000 — released April 2003
  • 2001 — released April 2004
  • 2002 — released July 2005
  • 2003 — released July 2006
  • 2004 — released October 2007
  • 2005 — released October 2008
  • 2006 — released October 2009
  • 2007 — released October 2010
  • 2008 — released October 2011
  • 2009 — released October 2012
  • 2010 — released October 2013
  • 2011 — released October 2014
  • 2012 — released October 2015

Sonoma County
  • 2004 — released October 2007
  • 2005 — released October 2008
  • 2007 — released October 2010
  • 2008 — released October 2011
  • 2010 — released July 2013

Vin Rouge
  • 2000 — released July 2003
  • 2003 — released April 2006