Kelly’s 12 acres of grapes are farmed organically and meticulously. Her winemaker is Rebecca George, who had previously worked at Schramsberg, Williams Selyem and Marcassin. When Rebecca came to Kelly Fleming, she worked alongside Celia Welch (winemaker for Scarecrow), got to know the wine’s “sense of place” and Rebecca now makes one of the most gorgeous Cabernets from Napa’s Calistoga region.
This gem has earned an incredible 97+ points from Antonio Galloni and the nose of this wine is ripe with dark fruit characters, exuding black cherry, crème de cassis and black mission fig. Just below the surface, layers of black tea, orange peel, clove and sandalwood emerge to engage the senses. The palate pulls no punches – it is concentrated and powerful, dark and serious. Loads of dark chocolate and black plum flavors, along with hints of olive and spice, add character and charm to the wine’s full.bodied appeal and silky entry. The tannins are firm yet chiseled, pointing towards even greater integration and evolution over the next 10-20 years