Alante Vineyard

About

Welcome to Alanté Vineyard. We are a family-owned vineyard and winery.Our full-bodied red boasts rich aromas of crème de cassis, blackberry jam, black cherry and dark chocolate. The mid-palate reveals bright notes of violets and sour cherries, with undertones of black pepper and wet stone. Whether you open a bottle today or rest it for future enjoyment, you will come to appreciate the complexity of this boutique vintage. From our family to yours, we wish you good health through many future vintages.

Location Description

Located in St. Helena, the heart of Napa Valley.

Contact

Fax: 707.967.4101

Features

  • Experts in Cabernet Sauvigoun.

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Average Bottle Price

$ $74

Winemaker

A rising star in Napa Valley, Paul Colantuoni brings to Alanté Vineyard a balance of New and Old World sensibilities that bespeak an impressive international pedigree. The son of Italian parents and a citizen of both the United States and Belgium, Paul joined team Alanté via prior engagements in California, France, Italy, and since 2006, back in our own Napa Valley.

Paul began his winemaking career following his graduation from Princeton University, where he studied Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, and Romance Languages. In contrast to his eclectic academia, Paul has honed a direct and traditional approach to winemaking. Using classic non-interventionist techniques, he allows his wines to fully express the unique personalities of great vineyard sites.

Paul has previously worked with Robert Mondavi Winery and Neyers Vineyards in Napa Valley, Domaine du Vieux Telegrapher in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and Brancaia in Maremma on the Mediterranean coast of Tuscany. He trained alongside such luminaries as Ehren Jordan, Bruce Neyers, brothers Frédéric and Daniel Brunier, and Carlo Ferrini.

Alanté Vineyard is proud to have Paul Colantuoni as its winemaker and family friend.

History

Alanté Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a single vineyard wine borne from a true family tradition. The Van den Bosch family (Bruno, Christine and their sons Nico and Carlo) left their homeland of Belgium in 1986 to make a new home in the Silicon Valley. Some fifteen years earlier, Bruno had gotten his first taste of America while pursuing engineering studies at Princeton University and Cal tech. Upon his return to Europe, the American dream lingered, and a permanent return was inevitable. Eventually, the family made its first California home in the Bay Area.

Before long, the boys went off to college—Nico at Santa Clara University, Carlo at UCLA, and both at USC graduate schools. Bruno and Christine, now empty nesters, turned their sights on Napa Valley. The perfect blend of Old World charm and New World ambition, Napa Valley had always held a special appeal. In 1993, the family established Alanté Vineyard on a triangular lot in St. Helena, bordering Lodi Lane and the rustic remnants of the abandoned Northern railroad section connecting Napa and Calistoga. The vineyard bears established Cabernet Sauvignon vines that continue to improve with age.

Over the next fourteen years, Alanté Vineyard would perfect its single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon as a true family wine. While the bulk of its fruit yield was sold to premium Napa Valley labels, a small production of "pure" Alanté Cabernet was reserved strictly for family and friends. Upon the arrival of any grandchild, the family honors its newest member with their own vintage as reflected on the wine label. Thus 2002 saw the advent of Alexia’s Vintage, named after the family’s first grandchild. This special vintage was followed by Gianna’s Vintage in 2004 and Roman’s Vintage in 2007.

Over the years, the Van den Bosch family has received many requests that Alanté Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon be released commercially to the public. They finally agreed to do so starting with the harvest of 2006, and are proud to share their family tradition with you. The first shared vintage is now available to the public.

Practices & Techniques

Alanté Vineyard produces a single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon that lives up to even the strictest Napa Valley standards. Single vineyard wines are akin to the coveted “terroir” vintages of the Old World. These wines are made from premium fruit that stands on its own, without any need to blend or otherwise disguise flaws. Alanté Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon benefits from the finest of St. Helena grapes, all harvested and fermented simultaneously and under constant environmental conditions. The resulting wine is both robust and remarkably complex.

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Sharon Mcgilton
Helena, Ohio
Awesome

Great place very friendly and cozy.

January 2017

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Hours

By appointment only.

Address

1156 York Lane St
Helena, California 94574
United States

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