Eagle & Rose wines were available for tasting in Napa Valley at A Dozen Vintners north of St. Helena until that tasting room closed down in early 2014. Should you enjoy the wines there or happen to taste them elsewhere you can make the long trek up to Pope Valley either via Angwin or the more southerly route starting with Highway 128 (Sage Canyon Road). This winery (now called Whiskey River Ranch) is located right in the middle of Pope Valley in what used to be the world’s largest parachute training facility.
Today the estate is covered in vineyards. The name comes from the Eagles that soar above this valley and the Rose comes from the wild roses that grow in and around Pope Valley. There are two nice sculptures in front of the actual winery, one of an Eagle and the other of a Rose. The tiled Mediterranean winery sits at the base of the hill and has a small tasting room. We have visited this winery but have yet to taste on site, so further information will be forthcoming. Eagle & Rose has a second label called Skyhawk Cellars(also available for tasting at A Dozen Vintners) and we have tried several of these wines.
As with the Eagle & Rose wines, the Skyhawk wines are among the most reasonably priced Napa wines you will find. The 2005 Viognier is one of their nicest wines and is actually their most expensive wine, even higher than the reds. Not going to find pricing like that at any other Napa winery! It is hard to find a good Viognier in Napa, but this one is a winner. It is a very aromatic wine with notes of pineapple, citrus, honeysuckle and tropical fruits in the nose. The palate has a nice rounded smooth mouth feel with many of the aromas also represented within the layered flavors. This wine has a nice long finish. The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon is priced at $16 per bottle (we challenge you to find a more affordable Napa grown Cabernet Sauvignon!) This is a light to medium bodied Cabernet with notes of plum and some hints of oak.
One feature that sets this winery apart from Napa area wineries is their very reasonable pricing. As of press time all Eagle & Rose wines are priced under $13 and you can even buy an older vintage Cabernet Sauvignon magnum for $45. We are not used to seeing case prices in Napa under $100! Eagle & Rose Inns also owns several boutique inns in the St. Helena area, Middletown and Cobb Mountain.
NOTE: Possibly not producing anymore/closed. Review will be updated/removed once we have additional details.
NOTE: This review has been archived.
REASON: Stopped producing wine commercially, winery sold. No additional details available