William Knuttel produces hand crafted, small production Cabernet Sauvignon from both Napa Valley and (for the associated Robin K wines) Dry Creek Valley. Using traditional wine- making techniques that emphasize balance and elegance, William Knuttel is able to transform these carefully grown and harvested grapes into quintessential expressions of California's most famous terroir.
Pinot Noir is arguably one of the most complicated wines to produce. Attempts to strike the balance between color, extraction, body, and bouquet, with just enough oak to enhance the wine without overpowering it, have been the bane of winemakers for aeons...and exactly why Pinot Noir is William Knuttel's favorite varietal! Both appellation and, when warranted by the vintage, single vineyard wines are produced.
Malbec has grown in popularity recently with great wines coming from South America, but it has been a staple of France and California for hundreds of years. William Knuttel sources his Malbec from the Alexander Valley, famous for Malbec's traditional blend partner, Cabernet Sauvignon, which provides a rich panoply of fruity and and earthy flavors, and also from Argentina's Cafayate region, where Malbec of full ripeness and structure is grown.