- Winery located in Saint Helena, CA
- At his Kidd Ranch Vineyard, Paul Skinner works in a tradition common to turn-of-the-19th-century Europe, when vignerons lived in their vineyards and knew them well. He sees his vines every morning and evening and continually assesses their viticultural characteristics such as the light infiltration into the fruit zone, vine nutrient and water status, crop load and ripening rate. This hands-on approach is augmented with Paul’s scientific expertise. It’s all part of Paul’s ongoing quest to grow the best possible grapes at Kidd Ranch. The resulting Sequum wines are produced and bottled at Pride Mountain Vineyards under supervision of Sally Johnson.
- No public tasting room.
- Produces 800 cases annually including Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Red Blends.
2015 Four Soils Melange Cabernet Sauvignon
- Produced 300 cases
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Aged 18 months in 30% new French oak
The outstanding harvest resulted in a complex wine that is enjoyable now, and able to age for another 7-8 years. The 2015 Four Soils Mélange Cabernet Sauvignon captures the great vintage, This is a soft, well crafted classic Napa Valley Cabernet with dried herb, tobacco and tea aromas and fruity red current and cranberry notes that linger and linger. The texture is very smooth, full, and well-integrated, with elegant flavors of earthy tannins and ripe red fruit notes. The wine certainly calls you back for another taste of its full bodied richness and balanced elegance.