True to our origins, Cannonball ELEVEN wines are approachable, with an elevation in complexity and sophistication. Our Cannonball ELEVEN range of limited production wines is a quest for distinction, our winemaker is both a traditionalist and a progressive; thriving on the tension between the classic and the modern. We seek small, meticulously tended vineyards that bear fruit of exceptional character to tell our winemaking story.
ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN, THIS CANNONBALL DESERVES AN ELEVEN.
ELEVEN is considered a Master Number. A Master Number represents something well above and beyond the mundane. It connotes instinct, charisma, dynamic capability and an overwhelming desire to produce something extraordinary. These are the truths we channel in crafting the Cannonball ELEVEN wines.
ELEVEN Chardonnay was grown in the Sonoma Coast where the cool climate fruit strikes a balance between opulence and elegance. Defined by its proximity to the Pacific coastline and a direct maritime influence, it is characterized by pastoral valleys, rolling hillsides, high rainfall, and adobe to silty sand soils.The growing season is long and natural acidity is abundant.
ELEVEN Sauvignon Blanc was grown in the legendary Dry Creek Valley, a small AVA made of gravel and sandy loam soils characterized by warm breezes, rich alluvium, and well-drained visually stunning rocky red soils. The warm days and cool evenings mature our grapes early in the season, and the long sunny afternoons enhance development of flavors in both the citrus and tropical fruit spectrums.
ELEVEN Merlot was grown in the northern reach of the Russian River Valley and the southern end of the Dry Creek Valley. The Russian River Valley provides well-drained alluvial soils, yielding fruit that displays balance between concentration and elegance. The Dry Creek Valley is made of gravel and sandy loam soils, characterized by warm breezes, rich alluvium, and well-drained, visually stunning rocky red soils.
Sourced from a Sonoma Valley vineyard perched on a steep hillside, where intensely rocky soils and elevations of 600 feet and higher coalesce to yield tiny, darkly pigmented berries. The Sonoma Valley fruit is framed and tamed by our Alexander Valley vineyard, nestled in the mild climate of the southern Alexander Valley. A purple core of luscious juicy ripe black fruits, blueberry, peppered meats, and rich earthen notes. Excellent balance and structure complimented by firm acidity and soft integrated tannins.