Welcome to Entre Nous Wines, a small family winery in the heart of Napa Valley dedicated to exquisite, hand-crafted estate wines.
Our 26-acre, organically farmed estate is situated in Oakville—the appellation of Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate and Dalla Valle, some of Napa’s most sought after Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard is planted to the classic Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Sauvignon Blanc. Kristine and her family live on the vineyard property, continuing the legacy of this land as a family home.
We adhere to the premise that great wine has everything to do with the quality of the vineyard. This led to a collaboration with David Abreu, Napa’s most sought-after viticultural consultant. Over the course of several years, David completely redeveloped the vineyard from the ground up, pruning radically, lowering vine heads and restructuring the trellises to open up the canopies for more even sunlight penetration and air flow. With reduced yields and newly segmented one-acre blocks that allow micro-farming, the improvement in fruit quality has been dramatic.
Our farming team is committed to meticulous, individualized care for every vine on the estate. We tend the vineyards almost entirely by hand, pruning, leafing, and coaxing each plant towards optimal maturity. State-of-the-art tracking systems in the soil help us monitor irrigation levels on a vine-by-vine basis. During harvest, our team makes several passes through the vineyard to hand pick each cluster at its peak, working always at night to preserve the vibrant freshness of the fruit. Single-acre blocks and deliberately low yields keep our organic farming program on a human scale, allowing us to track the details of each vine's development in a hands-on manner not possible for larger scale operations.
Wine Advocate Awards Entre Nous Cabernet Sauvignon 96 Pts.
“The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate stands out for its intense, incisive minerality and pure nuance. Sweet black cherries, plums, violets and white flowers are layered together in the bright, piercing Cabernet Sauvignon. There is so much going on in the glass. Still, readers will have to be patient. Kristine Ashe and her team have done a fabulous job here. I can't wait to see how the 2010 ages. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030.”—Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate #204