Arborum Proprietary Red Wine

Arborum Proprietary Red Wine
Napa Valley

The first vintage from our Hidden Key Vineyard, our 2021 Proprietary Red is the culmination of nearly a decade of effort—planning, planting, and hand-tending these vines, perched on steep slopes fringed with forest. Here in the heart of Napa Valley, the growing season was defined by bright California sunshine and a lack of rainfall. And as has been proven repeatedly, these drought years produce compelling wines in small quantities. The crop was harvested by hand, carefully sorted, then fermented in barrel and kept separate to assess the quality of each individual block.

After a long, gentle maceration, the wine lots were pressed and aged in French oak barrels. The final blend is a selection of just our favorite parcels, knitting together into a wine of delicate aromas and rich textures. Notes of black cherry, sweet alyssum, bay laurel, and coffee bean are supported by a framework of tannin that spreads across the palate and lingers on the finish. Arborum Proprietary Red is drinking beautifully now and will continue to open and expand with time in the bottle.  

Join our list to be among the first to know when our inaugural vintage will be released in Fall 2024.

With the 2021 vintage, nine years of planning has literally come to fruition for Arborum.
Nick Orum