Produced and bottled at Pride Mountain, this wine comes from the home vineyard of Pride's viticultural guru, and is imbued with delightfully earthy and fruity characteristics that nicely interweave. Wine Enthusiast said "This is a soft, well-crafted wine from the eastern side of St. Helena that's both classic in its dried herb, tobacco and tea aromas and fruity with red currant and cranberry notes."
Some people live off the land. Some have devoted their lives to studying it. Paul Skinner does both. With a PhD in viticulture and soil science, Paul has a deep understanding of how soil and climate impact grape growing. After two decades consulting on all aspects of growing super-premium quality wine grapes, Paul began producing his own wine in 2003. His “Sequum” wines, named for a science term describing the sequence of layers in a soil, combine his scientific knowledge with artisanal sensitivity and an unparalleled vision.At his Kidd Ranch Vineyard, Paul works in a tradition common to turn-of-the-19th-century Europe, when vignerons lived in their vineyards and knew them well. He sees his vines every morning and evening and continually assesses their viticultural characteristics.It’s all part of Paul’s ongoing quest to grow the best possible grapes at Kidd Ranch. The resulting Sequum wines are produced and bottled at Pride Mountain Vineyards with the help of an experienced winemaking staff Paul has worked with for close to 20 years. They release fewer than 600 cases per year.