Ideally situated on the northern border of the Rutherford appellation, our Chicken Ranch Vineyard yields distinctive Merlot with the signature flavors of earth and dried herbs. Here, the grapes enjoy a constant, warm climate and a unique soil composition that imbue the grapes with the prized hallmark of “Rutherford Dust.” True to its origin, our elegant Chicken Ranch Merlot is deep in color with a nose touched by leather and sage, and showcases bright red fruit flavors, a subtle minerality and a long, plush finish.
The pinnacle of the Trinchero Family Estates portfolio, Trinchero Napa Valley delivers limited-production, estate-grown wines that honor the legacy of founder Mario Trinchero.
Wines bearing the Trinchero Napa Valley label are luxury-class, predominantly single-vineyard wines from the family's Napa Valley estates. Grapes are sourced from 200+ acres of estate vineyards in prime Napa Valley appellations, including St. Helena, Mt. Veeder, Rutherford and Atlas Peak.
Nestled north of the town of St. Helena, the winery is a work of art unto itself. Every detail of its design was conceived to create wines of exceptional caliber. Renowned winemaker Mario Monticelli handcrafts more than 12 different wines, with total production at merely 12,000 cases.