Our family reserves the Conway label for exceptional barrels in our cellar that have been hand-selected to offer the utmost in quality, character and agebility. Our first vintage of Conway was created in 2009, in honor of our father, Christopher Conway, who has maintained a passion for California Cabernet Sauvignon throughout his lifetime.
The first vintage of Conway was reserved for three Napa Valley Cabernets from highly regarded vineyard sources in the Rutherford, Atlas Peak, and Napa Valley AVAs. For subsequent vintages we sourced grapes closer to home, in the Happy Canyon, in Santa Barbara County. We have since determined that Santa Barbara is where we will continue to source grapes for the Conway label, since we believe whoheartedly in the future and quality of this region. We are proud to produce Santa Barbara wines under our namesake label with grapes from Santa Ynez, Sta. Rita Hills, the Santa Maria Valley, and the Happy Canyon.
The Pinot Noir grapes for our third vintage of Conway Pinot Noir are sourced from the acclaimed Santa Maria Valley Goodchild Vineyard. In keeping with previous vintages, this wine is fermented on the skins. Visually, the 2019 shows a beautiful garnet red color in the glass. The coloration is indicative of the rich red fruit flavors imparted by the skins of the grapes. Barrel aged for 8 months in French Oak, this wine is recommended to be enjoyed on its own, or with light fare.
Classic fruit aromas such as ripe cherry, strawberry and pomegranate. Silky smooth tannins, bright cherry fruit flavors, cranberry and plum notes, and subtle oak make the 2019 Conway Pinot Noir a new favorite among our Pinot Noir offerings. The special label signifies its quality, and it stands out as one of the best bottlings in our portfolio of wines.
The 2018 CONWAY Cabernet Sauvignon is a much anticipated release, since it's been a few years since we produced a 100% Cabernet. Well worth the wait, the 2018 displays aromas of blackberry, blueberry and some floral notes. Firm tannins add structure and complexity to rich layers of powerful fruit.