Winemaker Christopher Carpenter leads a bold new adventure in Napa Valley’s finest mountain terroir, exploring the nuance, elegance and charisma of Bordeaux’s great, lesser-known varieties.
What began as a singular Cabernet Franc wine has grown into a philosophy. With our Cabernet Franc and Proprietary Red Wine, winemaker Christopher Carpenter explores the more delicate, nuanced side of Napa Valley’s powerful mountain terroir. By showcasing the graceful complexity of distinguished old-world varieties other than Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladan opens an entirely new perspective on Napa Valley’s famed mountain terroir.
With every growing season, however, winemaker Christopher Carpenter evaluates the quality of all our mountain vineyard sites and chooses the brightest star to guide the blend.
He takes a similar approach in determining the dominant grape variety for the Proprietary Red; keeping its varietal composition fluid allows every vintage to shine at its best, and open a unique new perspective on our mountain terroir.