Pulido Walker is the culmination of a patient journey toward the possible. Under the watchful eye of our winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, we chose two remarkable vineyard sites where the natural alchemy of geography, soil, climate, and clone combine to yield a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon greater than the sum of its parts.
Pritchard Hill’s Melanson Vineyard immediately captivated Thomas’ attention as he and Mark drove its steep and rugged, boulder-strewn grounds. Located on a rocky, gentle knoll along the old Napa River bed wash in St. Helena, the Panek Vineyard possessed all the characteristics to yield superb fruit and is Thomas’ personal selection for his own vineyard designate.
In each of these sought after vineyards, we carefully thin our vines several times throughout the growing season, leaving only the very best fruit for hand selection during harvest. Our winemaking takes a non-interventionist approach crafting natural wines that reflect their unique terroir.
2017 Pulido~Walker, Panek Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon | $225 | VIP ONLY
2016 Pulido~Walker, Melanson Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon | $225 | 97 points, Antonio Gallino | VIP ONLY