Our Wine - RP CONTENT
As vintners, our goal is simple – by remaining true to time-honored traditions we strive to bring you the best wine the Napa Valley has to offer. We invite you to explore and savor these exceptional, limited-production Round Pond Estate wines.
Gravel Series Wines
The Gravel Series Wines represent our familyâ€™s quest to marry our 30 year history of wine growing with the collaborative efforts of two of the most talented winemakers in Napa Valley, our Estate Winemaker Muiris Griffin and Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. Together with Thomas and Muiris, we have identified unique gravel sections within our estates, capable of producing wines of optimal color, complexity and depth of flavor.
RED WINE VINEGAR
In 2000, inspired by the bounty of our vineyards, we began crafting a gourmet red wine vinegar using our own estate-grown grapes. Our goal was simple- to create a worthy culinary partner for our rich and robust line of olive oils. Crafted using the revered Orleans method, each red wine vinegar continues the tradition of this time-honored technique, which originated almost two hundred years ago. From the finest grapes grown on our estate in Rutherford, California, we begin by creating a classic red wine. From there, we introduce a Mother Culture to initiate the transformation into vinegar. After ten months of patient barrel aging in French oak, we bottle individual lots by hand to create each delicious red wine vinegar with rare depth and elegance. We invite you to savor the experience of pairing Round Pond oil and red wine vinegar at your table.
Reflecting the grandeur and elegance of its mother varietals, Round Pond’s Cabernet - Merlot Blend Red Wine vinegar offers rich, nuanced flavors of dark fruit with a satisfying dry finish. The small amount of residual sugar that remains in this vinegar seamlessly bring the acidity into perfect balance, while oak barrel aging augments the naturally robust flavors.
The product of an inspired blend, this exotic vinegar exhibits intense aromatics and a voluptuous, velvety texture. Dark and caramel-like, a slightly sweet edge from the small amount of residual sugar balances out the vinegar’s natural acidity, while highlighting the vibrant food-friendly flavors.
Our Balsamico Tradizionale is produced from estate vinegar and lovingly aged to perfection. At the heart of traditional balsamic vinegar production is what's called a "batteria"--a group of casks of different shapes, sizes and woods. We have eight batterias with nine different cask sizes and made from six different varieties of wood - all to produce this exquisite, concentrated condiment is its traditional old-world style.