Shibumi Knoll Russian River Valley
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.
Thomas Rivers Brown Winemaker
One of the country’s top talents, Thomas Rivers Brown was named 2010’s Winemaker of the Year by Food & Wine magazine.
He has been in Napa since 1997, where he began his career at Turley Cellars and now makes wines for select premium labels. Over the last decade, Thomas has received more 100-point scores than any other Napa Valley winemaker. He was awarded two 100-point scores from Wine Spectator, the first American winemaker to receive a perfect score. Beyond generosity and roundness in tannins, his wines have few common traits and are very individual, reflecting each vineyard’s unique terroir.