94 Points, Gold Medal, Sunset Magazine
92 points, Wine Spectator
“Powerful and sleek, offering a smooth and intense mix of Key lime, ruby grapefruit and tangerine flavors, with hints of lemon blossom, candied ginger peel lingering on the intense finish. Drink now. 668 cases made.”—MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator
Enhanced by drought, tended by dedicated hands, and fortunate for a timely harvest; This vintage expresses bright apricot stone fruit, jasmine blossom and flint. … 28 barrels produced.
This is our recommended wine for summer oysters on the half shell. Supple, elegant and refreshing, the 2020 Drummond Block achieves striking balance amidst a most challenging year.
2018 Heins Block Estate Zinfandel
91 Points, Wine Spectator
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
98 Points Sunset Magazine
Double Gold, Best in Class
“Offers appealing raspberry, briar patch and smoky sage accents that build tension toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028. 400 cases made.” — Tim Fish, Wine Spectator
“This bold red is in fact a field blend with 12% mixed blacks within: a combo of Alicante Bouschet, Carignan and Petite Sirah. Savory in pepper, leather and oak, it is both complex and concentrated with enduring structure. The vineyard dates back to 1879.” – Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast
“Deep ruby-purple, the 2018 Zinfandel Heins Block opens with tar and woodsmoke, giving way to kirsch, blueberries, powdered sugar and touches of bacon fat and flowers. The palate is full-bodied and dense with super-ripe fruits, a chewy frame and just enough freshness. This is for fans of super big, rich Zin. 450 cases produced.” – Erin Brooks, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
2019 Drummond Block Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Top 100 Wine, Sonoma Magazine 2021
“There’s an appealing toasty detail in the background of the citrus, peach and apple flavors in this white, with honeysuckle and orange zest notes emerging on the finish. Drink now. 550 cases made.” — MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator
Bright citrus aromatics give way to rich varietal fruit on the palate, followed by delicious caramel on the long mouth-filling finish.
“Complex nose of clove, citrus blossom, wet stone, fresh-cut hay and sugar snap peas leads to green mango, poached pear and lemon pavlova on the palate. The finish is taut, with a clean, almost salty, ocean-air note, but then returns to a final hint of the clove that started it all. ” – Winemaker Kevin Holt
Regeneratively Farmed in our Heritage Estate Vineyard
After generations of growing grapes for Napa and Sonoma vintners, in 2009 we began shaping Beltane Ranch estate wines from the best grapes in our heritage estate vineyard.
Vineyard first planted in 1879 by John Hamilton Drummond
Regeneratively and thoughtfully farmed by Alex Benward, 5th Generation Steward
Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Carignan, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet
Handcrafted in small production lots by Winemaker Kevin Holt