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Dakota Shy Wine



We are passionate about how we live, where we live and the wines and people that define our valley. We strive to make the greatest Cabernets we are capable of in order to showcase our appreciation for the land and legacy of Napa. Blessed with great friends and partners in the Napa Valley, we have been fortunate to assemble an outstanding portfolio of vineyards whose grapes are the foundation of our wines. Those vineyards and the people who work them are key to the outstanding quality we are able to put into bottle.


We strive to make outstanding wines and to foster enduring connections with those who drink them. From grape to table, we are performing at the highest level and feel a duty to ourselves, our team and our customers to provide an extraordinary product and experience.

2012 Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

Violet and lavender perfumes entice immediately on the nose. A sensuous texture methodically envelopes the entire palette. Plush explosions of blackberry, dark chocolate, mocha and cherry flavors dominate immediately followed by harmonious layers of cocoa, cedar-spiced tobacco and crushed cherry blossoms. The finish is stunning; hints of liquid-silk tannins wrap around the long sophisticated finish.

2013 Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

Beautiful aromas of violets, dark cherry, blueberry and baking spice (vanilla, cinnamon) layered over coffee and dark chocolate notes.

On the palate it is dense and mouth coating with a plush core of chocolate-covered blueberry fruit, mineral, cocoa and vanilla bean flavors framed by a velvet glove of fine-grained tannins. Complex notes of tobacco and stone in the background.

Very long, layered, sophisticated finish where the cocoa and blackberry flavors push on indefinitely. Incredible texture, structure and finesse to the tannins. A baby currently with years of development – but absolutely delicious now.

2014 Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

Beautiful, complex aromas of black cherry, chocolate, herb, tobacco, mint. In the mouth this is dense, rich and packed with seductive fruit. Shows penetrating dark cherry, cassis, stone fruit flavors and layers of cocoa, caramel, blueberry and plum. The rich, textured mid palate leads to a long, powerful and layered finish. Delicious now but will easily improve for a decade or more in the cellar.

2015 Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has beguiling aromas of blackber-ry, dark cherry, liquid stone, chocolate, espresso, graphite and floral notes. Powerful, almost decadent, but balanced on a fine structure of lush tannin and bright acid. Incredibly dense, rich and powerful with beautiful dark fruit char-acter. Has both a brooding density and an extroverted, lively, even hedonistic, fruit profile all on a sophisticated frame.

2016 Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

Beautiful, complex, and totally enticing aromas of black cherry, currant and baking spice over a background of cocoa, mineral and sweet tobacco. Layers of flavor expand on the palate where blackberry, plum, cocoa and cassis ride on an incredible silken texture that transitions to super sophisticated, fine-grained tannins. Impressive for its combination of power, texture and beautifully detailed fruit flavors. Totally delicious now and will continue to improve through 2030.

2017 Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark, powerful and richly textured with a lush foundation of fruit, the 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet is one of my favorites to date. Layered and complex, it is a great representation of the heights that the 2017 vintage was capable of.  Shows a remarkable, seamless build-up of intensity from entry through the finish, coating the palate with complex layers of flavor and powerful but silky structure. Suave and detailed, with flavors of blackberry, fresh dark cherry, currant, dried fig, cracked pepper and dried herbs. Background notes of graphite, espresso, baking cocoa and plum lead to the long finish where dark fruit, hints of mineral, baking spice and mocha linger. Sophisticated fine-grained tannins. Exceptional for its combination of freshness, intensity, complexity. Beautifully balanced and drinking well now – but best with some time in the cellar (5-20 years) or decant an hour before enjoying.

2018 Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

Very classic and compelling Cabernet. The aromas show purposeful and elegant restraint – cedar, tobacco leaf, lavender, currant and dark cherry and earth. In the mouth, this shows a classic, powerful Napa Valley Cabernet with broad fine-grained tannins providing a seamless and finely-filigreed structure and precise balancing acidity. Finishes beautifully with flavors of dried herb, black currant, cedar and cocoa powder that linger. This is a wine that charms with its combination of class, elegance and sumptuousness.

2019 Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

Powerful, lush and dense in the mouth revealing complex layers of dark fruit, chocolate and cassis that shift toward blackberry and mocha notes balanced by dried herbs and spice. Powerful but also beautifully bright and energetic. Impressive combination of concentration and purity.  A dark, silky and seductive foreground layered over polished, elegant structure. Delicious now and sure to unfold new layers of flavor and complexity for decades.

2013 TEN Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

Classic aromas of dark cherry, cedar and herbs. Smooth and polished on the palate – impressive refinement for a wine this young. The flavors echo the aromas with dark cherry in the forefront supported by complex layers of vanilla bean, baking spice and tobacco notes. Long and lush with a nice balance of bright acid and soft, ripe tannin. Drinking beautifully now and through 2025.

2014 TEN Napa Valley
Proprietary Blend

Aromas of dark chocolate, cassis and plum lead to a full, rich mouthful of black currant, mocha, herb and baking spice flavors. Delicious layers of cocoa, plum, vanilla and cassis flavors are followed by complex notes of mint, cedar and chocolate on the long, plush finish. The 2014 TEN has a beautiful, dark, rich-core of fruit over a lush but powerful frame and smooth fine-grained tannins. Delicious now through 2030.

2015 TEN Napa Valley
Proprietary Blend

Complex aromatics show a range of ripe plum, black currant, sage and dried herb notes layered over mocha and caramel. The palate texture is pure silk, supporting a rich, lush mouthful of plum, dark berries, baking spices, herbs, cocoa and vanilla bean. Totally delicious and accessible now with fine grain tannin balancing the plush texture. The 2015 TEN Proprietary Blend will be even better with a few years in the cellar but it’s so good now there’s not much reason to wait…

2016 TEN Napa Valley

Plush and delicious with an elegant, concentrated core of dark fruit flavors. Silky mid palate texture is framed by lush, mouth coating tannin. Dark berries, baking chocolate, vanilla, sage and cinnamon flavors push through the long, finsh. Showing beautifully now and will continue to develop texture and nuance with cellaring through 2030.

2017 TEN Napa Valley

A remarkable TEN – leads with dark berry, dried fig, stone and spice notes. Big and powerful in the mouth with a huge dense core of dried cherry, liquid stone, fig compote, cocoa, mineral and spice all framed by beautiful tannins. Powerful and intense but also intricate and layered. Really impressive. This vintage of the TEN will improve with some years in the cellar – or 3-4 hours in the decanter prior to serving.

2018 TEN Napa Valley

Very expressive of our valley floor Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards, this wine has beautiful aromatics of dried herbs, rose petals, black currant, cherries and anise. Super silky and smooth on the palate, the lush textured core reveals layers of currant, cherry and licorice notes. This all flows seamlessly into a long, bright and energetic finish where the flavors echo. Probably the most approachable 2018 at this point but has a long life ahead. Delicious.

2019 TEN Napa Valley

Dark chocolate, plum compote, black licorice aromas. Very textured, silky, almost unctuous in the mouth finishing with very balanced fine-grained tannins and bright acidity balancing the richness. Baking cocoa, cherry and range of herb and spice notes fold seamlessly providing a long and complex Cabernet that remains delicious and compelling on the finish. Drink now through 2040.

2013 Moulds Family Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Classic aromas of dark cherry, black berry and chocolate with background notes of sage and tobacco. Massive and palate coating, with incredible power, texture and richness balanced on a fine thread of bright acidity. Flavors of cocoa, dark berries, vanilla, baking spices and herb with notes of mineral and black olive. Very long, powerful and seductive. This wine is a baby that can be enjoyed now but best with 3+ hours in the decanter or another 5+ years in bottle. Expect this to hit its stride in 2020 and cellar until 2030 on.

2014 Moulds Family Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Classic Moulds showing its gorgeous floral notes of violets and herbs backed with stunning plum and dark cherry-compote aromas. Dense and rich yet totally elegant in the mouth with intricate layers of flavor and texture. Baking cocoa, plum, cassis and stony kirsch-liquor notes. Incredible to find this combination of sophistication, complexity and layering in a single vineyard wine. Lush and focused, the finish draws on forever echoing the cocoa, plum and dark cherry flavors. Approachable now and delicious through 2030.

2015 Moulds Family Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cassis, dark fruit compote, chocolate and black berry liquor. Incredible complex-ity of flavors ranging across dried wild herbs, violets, caramel, dark chocolate, baking spice and dark berry flavors. Massive and rich with a dense core of dark fruit, chocolate, mocha, caramel and mineral. Totally palate coating – but tannins are round, rich and seductive while massive. Really impressive for its power and intensity over a beautiful framework. Has classic Moulds’ floral notes and sophis-tication but a density and richness like no other Moulds before. This is spectacu-lar now but will really show its best 2020 and beyond.

2016 Moulds Family Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 is a truly exceptional year for the Moulds Family Vineyard Cabernet. Jaw dropping levels of extract with a super concentrated, mouth-coating core of texture, power and fruit. Exceptionally dark, plush and undeniably sexy – the 2016 reveals tiers of dark cherry, cassis, liquid stone, graphite, espresso and violets all layered over an incredible foundation of refined, powerful and silky tannin. Super youthful and sumptuous, this can be enjoyed now with a few hours in the decanter and will hit its stride in 2021 but will continue to improve in the cellar through 2030.

2017 Moulds Family Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Wow! Unreal aromatics, powerful and multifaceted – like cherries covered in dark chocolate and delicately seasoned with thyme and rose petal.  Utterly delicious in the mouth, opulent but also structured, with black cherry, liquid stone, dark chocolate, dried thyme, sage and violets leading to a powerfully structured yet sumptuous finish. An exceptional vintage of Moulds that is delicious now and will drink well for two+ decades.

2018 Moulds Family Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Beautiful aromas of violets, black currant, cedar, tobacco, cocoa, baking spice and a compelling wet stone note. Rich, concentrated and powerful in the mouth with a penetrating core of dark fruit, spice cake, bittersweet chocolate and cocoa nib. Classic framework with a fine-grained tannin, bright acidity and finishing with wonderful fig paste, licorice and black currant. This is an exceptional vintage for the Moulds vineyard – a delicious and distinctive wine.

2019 Moulds Family Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

On par with the best vintages of Moulds, this has the hallmark dark fruit, floral violets and herb notes that identify this special vineyard. On the palate, nearly explodes with vibrant chocolate, dark cherries, mocha, toffee and dried herb. Super lush and powerful – so seductive and delicious with a remarkable balance of richness, freshness and density. Finishes with complex fruit and mineral flavors and plush, refined tannin.

2014 Atlas
Cabernet Sauvignon

Classic, but beguiling aromatics of potent blackberry, cassis, dark cherry, herb and mineral. Powerful mouthful of sweet supple fruit, baking spices, caramel and vanilla then on to a remarkable lush, multifaceted texture and muscular structure. Massive and powerful, revealing its hillside birth place. The concentration, complexity and purity of the Atlas is enthralling. A baby that will reward decades in the cellar.

2015 Atlas
Cabernet Sauvignon

Powerful aromas of plum compote, cherry and blackberry over chocolate and herbs. Super lush, powerful and long in the mouth with an incredibly sophisticated finish. Reveals layers of dark fruit flavors, baking cocoa and complex herb and baking spice notes. Mouth coating, yet elegant with fine grained tannin. Great depth and a wonderful energy and brightness balancing the dark intensity of this wine. At its best from 2020 to 2025 but sure to drink beautifully for decades beyond.

2016 Atlas
Cabernet Sauvignon

Beguiling aromas of blackberry cobbler, cedar, sage, mint and stone. Spectacularly layered in the mouth with a complex range of dark fruits, herbs, baking chocolate and floral notes emerging from a dense, plush core. Impeccable concentration, complexity and precision. The 2016 Atlas is a baby and while thrilling to drink now will gain nuance with cellaring. Drink now (with decanting) and through 2035.

2017 Atlas
Cabernet Sauvignon

Floral and perfumed with lifted red currant, raspberry, dried herb, black olive and black cherry flavors. Powerful, dense, rich. Multi-layered range of flavors covering dark fruit, tobacco, roasted meat, bacon, vanilla and anise. Turns toward roasted blueberries and bitter sweet-cocoa, peppercorn and baking spice on the complex, layered finish. Incredible for its combination of power, density and dark fruit flavors over a fresh, bright, structured core.

2018 Atlas
Cabernet Sauvignon

Totally compelling with gorgeous aromas of thyme, dried herb, spice, black berry, cocoa, anise, cut golden straw, spice cake and fig paste. Backward, dark and brooding in the mouth with a thrilling combination of power, texture and energy. The flavors echo the aromas with an incredibly complex array of dark fruit, herb and chocolate notes. Texturally this is seamless and beautifully integrated with an awesome balance of power and freshness. Extraordinary.

2019 Atlas
Cabernet Sauvignon

Classic Atlas aromatics with fascinating aromas of golden dried grass, dark raspberry and black fruits.  Super textured, complex and concentrated with a gorgeous core of dark fruit compote framed by dried sage, thyme, olive tapenade and black licorice notes. Unbelievable freshness for such a powerful and dense wine.  An alluring and complex Cabernet Sauvignon with lingering fruit and herb flavors on the long, plush, fine-grained finish. While this is gorgeous now, it will be even better from 2025 on.

2019 Oakville Ranch
Cabernet Franc

Exotic dark fruits, bay leaf and thyme – powerful and dense with a remarkable freshness and verve. A truly unique wine each year, the 2019 is totally compelling. Powerfully structure frames intense dark fruits and complex grilled herb flavors. The mid-palate texture is all silk over a powerful core of plush tannin. Every year this makes an extraordinary Cabernet Franc and this is certainly.

2013 Social Currency
Cabernet Sauvignon

Intoxicating aromas of violet and fresh lavender set the tone for what is to come. Explosive blackberry and espresso aromas follow and transfer to the pallet effortlessly. There is a maple bacon component to this wine I’ve never experienced before and it’s as unique as it is amazing. The texture of the wine never ceases to amaze and much like the Dakota Shy Wines, the tannins are lush, polished, and lingering for minutes after the first sip. We like to call it the “cashmere effect” and it’s sure to not disappoint.

2014 Social Currency
Cabernet Sauvignon

The Social Currency strikes an incredible balance between luxury and power. Opulent, sophisticated, plush and dense with complex and powerful tiers of flavor. Intoxicating aromas range across mocha, cocoa, coffee, mineral and deep dark cherry notes. Silky but also incredibly concentrated on the palate showing layered, complex and totally compelling plum, strawberry compote, chocolate and coffee finishing with refined mineral and fruit notes. Serious but totally sensuous. Dense, powerful and plush finish that lingers on and on. This is seductive now but will only gain nuance and complexity with time in the cellar.

2015 Social Currency
Cabernet Sauvignon

Beautiful, intoxicating aromas of violets, blackberry, black pepper, coffee bean. Massive, plush mouthful with tiers of dark fruit, exotic spice, stone. True to Social Currency, this has a texture of liquid silk over a dense but plush structural core of wonderfully sweet dark fruit and fine tannin. Totally seductive and delicious while showing great elegance and power. The finish pushes on forever, drawing out the dark fruit and floral flavors. A great Social Currency.

2016 Social Currency
Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

A classic Social Currency, opulent, refined and totally irresistible. Phenomenal density, richness, length and power with an incredible range of dark fruit, herb, sweet tobacco, chocolate and espresso flavors that pulse through the mid palate. The finish goes on forever pushing chocolate, baking spice and herb flavors framed by dark berries. A totally luxurious texture – with layers of silky, polished tannins that frame a sumptuous core. While this is undeniably delicious now, it will be at its best from 2020 to 2035.

2017 Social Currency
Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

Classic but also utterly hedonistic aromatics of black currant, sweet tobacco and exotic spices. Luxurious, and concentrated in the mouth with an initial wave of plush texture pushing black berry, black cherry, cocoa and coriander flavors over a concentrated frame of silky tannin. Super long and multi-layered this is a fantastic blend of opulence and grace – true to Social Currency. Approachable now with decanting but has a long life ahead.

2018 Social Currency
Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

Displays a totally sensuous range of aromas – dense black cherry, chocolate, stone and licorice. On the palate this is powerful and incredibly flavorful with an exquisitely framed, lusciously-textured core. Delicious, powerful, rich, detailed and multi-layered this stays true to Social Currency’s sophisticated hedonism. Incredible depth, persistence and balance with silken tannin structure. This is a wine for cellaring will even more exceptional with cellaring – but that will be a challenge given how delicious it is young.

2019 Social Currency
Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

This is Social Currency at its classic best. Powerful, seductive and utterly delicious. Tiers of pure fruit flavors of black cherry, blackberry and cassis are framed with an exquisitely refined tannin and a pure,  brightness that folds superbly with the power and silky-richness. Super concentrated and fresh with a magnificent core of black fruits, grilled herbs, baking chocolate and mineral. All set on a powerful and plush framework of suave tannins. Exceptional.

2014 McKenna's
Sauvignon Blanc

Aromas of lemon curd, slate, golden hay, hints of lychee and tropical fruit. Great weight on the palate with clean focused flavors of lemon, peach, mineral and citrus peel. Very complex and delicious. Beautiful lush texture with weight and flesh balanced by acidity.

2015 McKenna's
Sauvignon Blanc

Complex aromas of citrus, mineral, melon, herb and golden hay. Lush, rich texture framed with balancing acidity. Has weight and power while remaining bright and refreshing. Citrus, slate and floral notes linger on the long finish.

2016 McKenna's
Sauvignon Blanc

Complex aromas of citrus blossoms, white pepper, Meyer Lemon, slate.  Shows a layered range of flavors from lemon curd and grapefruit to flint, spice and stone. Very long, fresh and precise with a textured mid palate that leads to an incredibly long, enticing finish. This blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillion has impressive grace and intensity. Delicious now but will reveal even more with a year or two of cellar time.

2017 McKenna's
Sauvignon Blanc

Precise and bright with compelling white peach, citrus blossom and lemongrass aromas over a mineral background. On the palate, this has beautiful texture and weight while remaining energetic and refreshing. Complex flavors range across lemon curd, peach, subtle hints of anise, mineral and a light, underlying vanilla bean note. Wonderful now and will continue to gain complexity with cellaring through 2022.

2018 McKenna's
Sauvignon Blanc

Seductive sweet cream, white peach, citrus blossom and golden straw aromas and flavors lead to a rich, creamy mid-palate with bright refreshing acidity on the finish. Flavors range from lemon to citrus rind and finish with a beautiful citrus blossom note. Long, fresh, complex and deeply flavorful.

2019 McKenna's
Sauvignon Blanc

Beautiful aromas of orange blossom, honey suckle, beeswax and golden straw. Pure, lush and creamy on entry with a broad mid-palate that then turns taught and focused. Delicious flavors of lemon curd, delicate, fresh herbs and citrus blossom. Finishes with bright, refreshing citrus and herb notes that linger. This has a great balance of energy, elegance and complexity and is totally drinkable now.

2020 McKenna's
Sauvignon Blanc

Shows bright, beautiful aromas of citrus, mineral, oyster shell and herbs. Those aromas translate to the palate where the focused, complex flavors reveal grilled thyme, Meyer lemon and mineral flavors all buoyed by a lush texture that finishes racy and refreshing. This brings you back for sip after sip – delicious.

2015 Rosé
Cabernet Sauvignon

Beautiful rose petal, watermelon and citrus notes with a complex interplay of mineral, herb and red fruits. Rich and juicy texture with a bright lingering finish. Delicious by the pool or with lighter dishes.

2016 Rosé
Cabernet Sauvignon

A very pretty pale garnet color. Aromas show restrained notes of cherry blossom, watermelon, citrus-peel, spice and stone. Very youthful and fresh with a bright core of pink grapefruit flavors over complex mineral notes and a long refreshing finish. Ideal with sushi, lighter dishes and warm sunny days.

2017 Rosé
Cabernet Sauvignon

Beautiful light salmon color with gorgeous aromas of white blossoms, watermelon, light strawberry, citrus and mineral. A lush creamy mid-palate transitions to a bright structured, extremely long and satisfying finish. The flavors echo the aromas – melon, red fruits, citrus - finishing with complex notes of brioche and delicate herbs. Delicious now!

2018 Rosé
Cabernet Sauvignon

Bright fresh aromas of citrus, light watermelon and strawberry with background notes of mineral and herb. Complex flavors carry through on the palate where the texture turns velvety and finishes with intriguing notes of dried herbs and citrus rind. Long, crisp and refreshing – the complexity, brightness and range of flavors will make this a favorite both at the table and poolside!

2019 Rosé of Cabernet

Wow, so delicious now – this has complex aromas of watermelon, plum skin, mineral and citrus notes. Bright, lean and refreshing with a textured mid-palate. Shows a range of flavors – pomelo, citrus rind, chalky-minerality and a bright strawberry-tinged, watermelon hard-candy note. Long, focused, bright and balanced with a wonderful creaminess that is balanced with bright refreshing acidity. Serious rose that will pair equally well with complex dishes over a meal or just gulped poolside.

2020 Rosé of Cabernet

Steely mineral nose with rose petal and strawberry notes complementing the minerality. Has a great combination of plush texture with bright acidity that gives this a fine balance of unctuousness while being totally bright and refreshing. Makes for a deceptively easy wine to drink. On the palate, the complex flavors show white peach, strawberry, citrus and herb notes and finishes long and fresh.