Typhon Estates Naoa

A Treasured Heritage.

Doing what you love equates to a life-well-lived.

There are many things that make Typhon Estates a special producer it is: the incredible environment and climate of Atlas Peak and Oakville, the Bartlett family ownership, their treasured heritage and multiple generations in Napa Valley, and their world-class winery. But above all, it's the dedication of the entire team: "to make the best possible wine"

Current Typhon Releases

Alix WInes Napa Valley

Meticulously pruned Cabernet vines exist in
perfect harmony upon a rocky hillside.

Alix WInes Napa Valley

Vineyards

No one knows for sure who originally planted the vineyards but it's always fun to guess by noting the vineyard’s high-profile neighborhood.

As for the soil, it may look like a rocky, bouldery mess, but it is what turns these vineyards into rare masterpiece.

Appellations

Oakville
The Oakville AVA is approximately two miles wide, positioned between the Vaca and Mayacamas Mountain ranges. It hosts an unusual concentration of Napa Valley’s most renowned producers of Cabernet Sauvignon. Known for its famed ‘terra cotta’ colored soils, near perfect climate, and a passionate commitment to excellence on the part of growers, vintners, viticulturists, and winemakers, it has a long-standing reputation for producing world-class wines.

Atlas Peak
The 11,400 acres of land that comprise the AVA include 1500 acres of vineyards. Once known primarily for Zinfandel, the Atlas Peak Appellation currently produces premium varietals used to create Bordeaux-style wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Merlot.

Impeccable timing creates impeccable wines.

Winemaking

To maintain nuance and the true character of the site, our brilliant winemaker C. Alexander waits to combine small lot ferments until everything is ready and the time is just right. Impeccable timing creates impeccable wines.

Since each vine ripens at different times, pinpointing the exact blend is nothing short of wizardry. But in 2017 & 2018 our winemaker describes the vintages as ‘the perfect agreement’ and ‘as it should be’.

Alix WInes Napa Valley

A dedication to the craft. The art. The joy of making wine.

Typhon IGNIS 2018

IGNIS
2018 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

$100
(Available Soon)

A subdued yet exotic savory perfume with blackberry jam notes and traces of cherry. Hints of sage and cedar add to notes of shortbread, blackberry and blood orange. A very rich plush palate with plummy notes, a fresh tangy length and fine but strong, powdery tannin finish. The ever so subtle flavors of plum, teak, black tea and a hint of clove round out this intriguing wine.

Winemakers' Notes
All de-stemmed without crushing and then allowed to ferment naturally. The Petit Verdot, Malbec and larger portion of Cabernet Sauvignon were managed manually without the use of mechanics. The remaining Cabernet were fermented and gently pumped over through a splash tub and then left on skins for up to 21 days, allowing the wine to stabilize and become structurally sound in such a brilliant year for tannin ripeness. Aged in 100% French oak and matured for only 16 months in this remarkable vintage.

Vintage Notes
No extreme weather conditions which allowed for balanced flavors and a slow and steady harvest. A remarkable vintage on all accounts.

  • Varietals: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot

  • Alc: 14.5%

  • Cellaring: Now until 2028

  • Harvested: Late-September to early October 2018

  • Oak: French Oak Barrel for 15 months

  • Residual Sugar: 0.44g/L

  • Bottled: January 2020

Typhon IGNIS 2018

SOLIS
2017 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

$108

Wild and powerful, aromas of black pepper, flint, graphite, sweet spice, sandalwood and cherry compote dominate the nose. Blueberry, spice, pepper and cassis are accentuated by surprisingly fine tannin. Lively, balanced acidity and a long finish round out this wine, leaving a strong desire to taste again.

Alluring aromas of ripe blueberries, black cherry, star anise, baking spices, and minerality. Elegant and dark, this 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc blend gracefully dances across the palate with flavors ranging from lush blackberry preserve, black cherry, and sage. Supple and layered with refined tannins, the mid-palate is enhanced with notes of mocha leading to chocolate-covered cherries on the finish.

Winemakers' Notes
Our 2017 SOLIS Cabernet Sauvignon is classic in style. Showing bold Napa Valley character, with an intense textural depth from the moderate yields of 2017.

Vintage Notes
A reasonable supply of rain in the winter months with a slight increase around the start of March was a welcome reprieve from the drought experienced over several previous years. The higher moisture content in the soil allowed the vines to grow steadily throughout the season, without the normal heat spikes in July and August. Because of this, the fruit was able to hang longer on the vine and ripen more uniformly, helping to concentrate flavors.

  • varietals: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc

  • fermentation: 16 months in 100% French Oak

  • release date: August 1st 2019

Typhon IGNIS 2017

IGNIS
2017 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

$108

IGNIS displays all of the savory, dusty, spicy notes that we love about the AVA, the sanguine aromatics and fine tannic structure provide allure glass-after-glass. It is a wine built for drinking immediately but expect with three or four years it will really come into its own.

An open and ripe fruit profile with lovely dark raspberry, blackcurrant, wood spice and sweet tobacco, leading into a rich volume of fine tannins that are long, allowing the fruit to carry for minutes. Beautiful fruit succulence and a dark chocolate finish add to this elegant but powerful wine.

Winemakers' Notes
Our 2017 IGNIS Cabernet Sauvignon is classic from a wonderful, vineyard section that is individually fermented using indigenous yeasts, with a maceration period of up to 26 days. Natural fermentation and extended maceration brings out the personality of site before blending. Blending was extensive to enhance the Cabernet profile with elevated perfumes, rich nuance and a refined tannin profile.

Vintage Notes
A reasonable supply of rain in the winter months with a slight increase around the start of March was a welcome reprieve from the drought experienced over several previous years. The higher moisture content in the soil allowed the vines to grow steadily throughout the season, without the normal heat spikes in July and August. Because of this, the fruit was able to hang longer on the vine and ripen more uniformly, helping to concentrate flavors.

  • varietals: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec.

  • fermentation: 18 months in 100% French Oak

  • release date: August 1st 2019

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