The concept of Shibumi, a Japanese word means “The pursuit of perfection through simplicity”, “Effortless Perfection” or Understated Elegance”.
Shibumi Knoll Vineyards is a small knoll just north of Saint Helena in the heart of the Napa Valley. Included in this two-acre parcel is a rocky .75-acre cabernet vineyard planted in 1996. This beautiful estate wine shows the grace of Napa Valley Cabernet with hints of a great red Bordeaux. The first vintage was 2003.
The Shibumi Knoll Buena Tierra Chardonnay has proven to be among the best in the country. The 2005 vintage received a 97 from the Wine Spectator, tied for the highest score given a California Chardonnay in a decade. This Chardonnay comes from a block of 50 year old vines that produce exquisite wine year after year. This chardonnay will blow you away. The first vintage was 2003.
The Shibumi Knoll Buena Tierra Pinot Noir has become a superstar. It comes from a small block of Swan clone and is a beautiful and delicious wine. It has a burgundian style that creates a smooth, sophistication you’ll want to reach for with each meal. The first vintage was 2009. All of these wines are made at Tamber Bey Vineyards by Thomas Rivers Brown.