Created to provide the perfect white wine companion to The Prisoner, Blindfold is bold and intriguing. In establishing our own spin on a white blend, winemaker Jen Beloz and her team sought out interesting Rhône and aromatic varietals that would nicely complement a classic Chardonnay base. The result is a wine that is complex and delicious.
2012 Fact Sheet PDF
93 points! “...Reminiscent of the Sine Qua Non whites from further south... brilliant purity and a delineation that is uncommon for a wine with so much flavor, this beauty should drink well for 2-3years. I hope we see more blends such as this.”
—Robert Parker for Wine Advocate, November 2013 PDF
We partner with phenomenal growers who are dedicated to cultivating alternative varietals in their vineyards throughout Northern California.
“This wine was a lot of fun to make as we were not constrained by a specific region or varietal. We used Chardonnay as our canvas and layered on interesting aromatic varietals that complimented the base to create something that is truly unlike anything out there.”
—Jen Beloz, Winemaker
Located on Pritchard Hill in Atlas Peak, Stagecoach is most well-known for its Cabernet, but also grows some incredibly versatile Rhône varietals. The Marsanne that we source from this vineyard adds aromatics and a crisp minerality to the wine. We also source Viognier from the Rodgers vineyard located in Yountville which adds intensity and a floral component to the wine.
The Sangiacomo family has been farming in the Carneros and Sonoma Valley areas since the 1950s. We work with three different blocks of this vineyard to add to the complexity and structure of Blindfold. Another source for the wine is one of the oldest estates in Sonoma Valley – the Kunde family which has over 100 years of history in the area. We source Viognier from a West facing slope of the vineyard which adds floral notes to the wine.
CAMP 4, LIVE OAK
Camp 4 in Santa Ynez overlooks horse farms and vineyards in a spectacular transverse valley. The Roussanne grapes we source from here mature slowly due to the region's cool early season which ads weight and creaminess to the entry of the wine. We also source fruit from Live Oak located on the esteemed west side of Paso Robles, known for producing small concentrated berries and rich flavor notes to the wines.
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