I was drawn to Moon Mountain after spending time in Italy, and I was looking for something that reminded me of that. This property is tucked right up against the historic Monte Rosso and when I started drinking those wines, I realized, “how much better can this location be?” This allowed me to jump into it, knowing great wine could be made here.
B. Wise Estate wines show a rare minerality that comes from the distinctively red soils. The closest comparison to these soils is in the vicinity of Oakville in the Vaca Range on the east side of Napa.
But while the Napa soils are old in geological terms, Moon Mountain soils are relatively young. This little spot is a younger cousin of an iron-rich and wine-favored geology that has much to say.