Inaugural Release of Arrow&Branch Wines

Greetings from Napa! Thank you for your interest in the inaugural release of Arrow&Branch wines. It brings us great pride and satisfaction to finally be able to offer our wines after over three years in the making.

We are very pleased to offer you our 2008 Red Wine and 2010 Sauvignon Blanc.

2008 Arrow&Branch Napa Valley Red Wine ($125) is a Napa Version of a Right Bank Bordeaux blend.

Amount: 62 cases

Harvested: Cabernet Franc- October 15th, Cabernet Sauvignon & Petit Verdot- October 2nd, Malbec- September 8th
Appellation: Coombsville, Napa Valley
Composition: 79% Cabernet Franc, 13.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.5% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec
Barrel Aging: 20 Months in French oak barrels, two-thirds new and the remainder one year old.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Winemaker: Helen Keplinger
Winemakers Helen Keplinger and Jennifer Williams Tasting Notes:

This primarily Cabernet Franc blend opens with a compelling perfume of violets, lavender stems and black tea leaves. It is juicy and fresh like ripe brambly blackberries in the warm summer sun. Multiple layers of clove, cinnamon and anise baking spices, dark supple cherry fruits, tobacco leaf and an earthy hint of dust offer complexity. Exhibiting a really lovely texture and broad velvety tannin, the entry is silky and the finish long. Balanced and only modestly oaked in a signature Bordeaux style, this wine is plush, complex and age-worthy.

2010 Arrow&Branch Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley ($35) is a Napa Version of a white Bordeaux blend.

Amount: 204 Cases
Harvested: Sauvignon Blanc- September 29th, Sauvignon Blanc Musque- October 6th
Vineyards: Mouth of Soda Canyon, Napa and Southern Hillside Vineyard, Carneros
Composition: 67% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Sauvignon Blanc Musque
Barrel Aging: 8 months 20% new French oak barrels, 70% 1-2 year old barrels, 10% stainless steel Alcohol: 14.1%
Winemaker: Helen Keplinger
Winemakers Helen Keplinger and Jennifer Williams Tasting Notes:
Bouquets of citrus fruit and blossoms drive the aromas of this inviting wine. Opening with kaffir lime leaf, sweet orange peel and ripe pommelo with hints of juniper berry, the flavors are bright and woven together by veins of flinty minerality. A delicious, creamy texture creates a foundation for the pallet with subtle hints of barrel toast that soften and lengthen the finish. Fermented in mostly neutral oak, this wine is pleasurably fresh, clean and substantial.

Please visit our website to purchase your allocation or return the enclosed offering form. If you have questions regarding shipping please contact Susan Moore by phone at 707.259.1700 or by email at

All wines are sold on a first come basis.


Steve and Seanne Contursi
Proprietors of Arrow&Branch Wine