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Our Story & Wines

A vineyard with the magic of stardust sprinkled about is surely like no other.

Serendipity has no timetable. It happens, or it doesn’t. But once in a very great while, the stars and planets align perfectly, and in just that moment, magic happens.

And so it was when Michael Dellar, a restaurateur whose restaurants have earned Michelin Stars and James Beard Awards, and Mort Friedkin, a real estate developer of extraordinary properties, climbed a hill on Soda Canyon Road in Napa Valley after a 20-year vineyard quest. They immediately understood the possibilities.

Stardust is the magic in the grapes, the soil, the climate, and the very being of the dreamers who create our celestial Stardust wines.

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)

Harvest: October 12
Alcohol: 15.4%
Barrel Aging: 24 months in 75% new French Oak and 25% neutral French Oak
Cellar Aging: 24 additional months before release
Cases: 100 cases total, bottles and magnums

Winery Notes: A warm winter (so what else is new?) resulted in an early bud break followed by a wet spring and back to a warm summer. The small crop yielded a concentrated wine, deep garnet in color with a spice box nose of cinnamon and cloves, and deep black cherry and black currant flavors. A long persistent finish lingers on the palette thanks to two extra years of cellar-aging.

Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition: 94 – Platinum Award
Connoisseurs’ Guide – 93

Price: $100/bottle (1, 3, 6, 12 pack), $225/magnum

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)

Harvest: October 11
Alcohol: 15.2%
Barrel Aging: 23 months in French oak; 75% new, 25% neutral
Cellar Aging: 24 additional months before release
Cases: 100, bottles and magnums

Winery Notes: Another stellar vintage resulted in a truly captivating wine. It opens with the intoxicating perfume of ripe Cabernet fruit and advances to flavors of cassis, vanilla, blackberries, and French toast. Juicy, full, and luscious.

Wine.com, Wilfred Wong – 92  Connoisseurs’ Guide – 92
San Francisco Chronicle – Gold

Price: $100/bottle (1, 3, 6, 12 pack), $195/magnum