Ashes & Diamonds
Ashes & Diamonds, ‘a love letter to the Napa Valley of the 1960s,’ has set out to revive this storied era’s pioneering energy. Kashy Khaledi has built a winery driven by collaboration, seeking the participation of Napa’s great contemporary voices in viticulture and enology. This Oak Knoll winery is surrounded by an estate vineyard initially purchased by Darioush, the winery owned by Khaledi’s father. Kashy was compelled to investigate the nuances of the vineyard’s original plantings, Cabernet Franc and Merlot from 1986, and has meticulously done so through organic farming and restrained winemaking—with Steve Matthiasson and Diana Snowden-Seysses at the helm.
Here’s Steve Matthiasson on Levy Dalton’s “I’ll Drink to That!”
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