Elegance. Structure. Balance. These are the elements of the extraordinary. You find them in the soaring work of architecture, the perfect line of poetry, the ballerina’s graceful leap, and in the exquisitely crafted Napa Valley wines of First Press Wine Cellars. First Press Wine Cellars focuses on the two varietals which best exemplify California’s premier winegrowing region, a richly textured Cabernet Sauvignon and a brightly refreshing Chardonnay. These wines are handcrafted to express Napa Valley’s unique terroir, that rare combination of soil, climate and topography that together provide the ideal conditions for growing the most noble winegrape varieties. There’s a reason that Napa Valley wines are universally recognized as among the world’s finest. The fancy term for it is terroir, the unique soil, climate and geographical characteristics that naturally combine to produce the ideal conditions for growing winegrapes of surpassing quality. The family-owned vineyards of First Press Wine Cellars exemplify the Napa Valley terroir. Gentle Pacific breezes and chilling early-morning fogs provide relief from the intense Northern California sun, at once slowing the ripening process and concentrating natural flavors while preserving freshness. The clay and gravel valley floor and terraced hillsides stress the vines just enough to limit yields, nature’s way of ensuring quality over quantity. Though winemakers insist that great wine is the product of pure artistry, the time-honored truth is that quality always begins in the vineyard. Ours are meticulously tended and sustainably farmed using techniques both ancient and modern, to yield fruit worthy of the winemaker’s talent and the First Press label. We invite you to experience the ultimate expression of authentic Napa Valley wine.
Pale gold in colour. Elegance is the word that best describes this bright, refreshing Chardonnay made from Napa Valley fruit. With aromas of lemon, ripe pear and honeydew, the crisp acidity of this classically structured Chardonnay complements its abundant flavors of yellow apple and citrus, tempered by the mellow notes of American oak.