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Aiken Wines is the personal project of renowned Napa Valley winemaker Joel Aiken, an evolving portfolio of site-specific Cabernet Sauvignons and Pinot Noirs from Napa, Sonoma and other vineyards selected for their ability to produce wines of character and distinction. With a career spanning over 30 years, including 27 spent at Napa Valley’s iconic Beaulieu Vineyard – Joel understands what goes into making a wine not just good, but great.
Now, with the freedom to pursue the vineyard sites and winemaking style of his choice, Joel is applying all that he has learned to wines that are the ultimate expression of his personal sensibility.
More than anything my winemaking inspiration comes from the vineyards, and over the years I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the best. I look for sites that inspire the “aha” moment — where you say “Yes, this is the place, these are the grapes. These are the wines I want to make.”~ Joel Aiken, Proprietor
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It is a drive for improvement that fuels Joel today as he takes everything he has learned and experienced in his 30+ years as a Napa Valley winemaker and applies it to his own brand, Aiken Wines, which he founded in 2009. Working with vineyard sites he knows are capable of producing the highest quality grapes, and with growers who share his quest for perfection, Joel produces micro-lots of site-specific Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir from Napa Valley and Sonoma County.