ROY Estate 萊爾村
On the eastern side of Napa Valley, in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains, there is a secluded vineyard – the vineyard of ROY Estate. The mission of ROY Estate is to produce the very best wines possible from this tiny valley within a valley.
ROY Estate has the best of both New and Old World wine characteristics: bright, luscious, layered California fruit and the elegance, finesse and purity of a first growth Bordeaux.
Their 2 wines are handcrafted with uncompromising quality:
Proprietary Red Wine – Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot and a small amount of Petit Verdot. Bordeaux-like notes of black currants, chocolate, underbrush and some background oak, with beautiful sweet fruit, striking elegance, well integrated acidity and a dense ruby/purple colour, a long lived wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon – Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Petit Verdot. Surprisingly soft but complex, offering notes damp earth, black currants, incense, cedar and spice. It has excellent fruit purity and charming texture as well as amazing concentration and length. The equilibrium and balance suggest it will last for decades.
Official website : http://royestate.com/
在納帕河谷的東面 Vaca 山脈下方，那裡存在了一個隱世的葡萄園，那就是 ROY Estate 的葡萄園。 ROY Estate 的使命就是利用河谷內的細小葡萄園，生產最優質的葡萄酒。
ROY Estate 的葡萄酒擁有舊世界與新世界葡萄酒的最佳特質：有加州的明亮、豐富、有層次；也有波爾多一級酒莊的優雅、細致和純淨。
Proprietary Red Wine – 赤霞珠為主，配以梅洛及少量小維鐸，帶出像波爾多風格的黑醋栗、朱古力、灌木叢林等，背後由橡木、漂亮的甜美水果襯托，優雅度令人驚歎，酸度融合得宜，紅寶石/紫色，是富有生命力的酒。
Cabernet Sauvignon – 以赤霞珠為主，配以少量小維鐸。軟滑得令人驚訝然而十分複雜，帶有泥土氣息、黑醋栗、檀香、橡木和香料。它的水果純淨度極優質，質感富有魅力，集中度和餘韻也屬絕佳，其平衡度讓此酒可以窖藏數十年。