Tjian Family Vineyards

“Wine is sunlight held together with water” 

Atlas Peak terroir is crucial.


Our vineyard is located at 1,110 feet elevation, above the fog in an open valley allowing cool airflows. With the east-west planting, our vines savor sunlight daylong. Rhyolite Pyroclastic volcanic rock nurtures our grapes leading to a complex rich wine with balanced tannin. Planted in 2003, our 5,705 vines struggle in our rock-landscape producing sophisticated, elegant well-structured wine with great depth of fruit.

Deep garnet and dark navy colors with beautiful hues, spices, dark fruit and wild iris. Flavors of plum and blackberry with milk chocolate profile create a bold and lingering finish.

Rating of 94 points from Robert Parker for JC Cellars’ “A Twist of Fate” for this amazing stand-alone 100% Tjian Family Vineyard.  

This wine “reveals smoky, meaty notes intermixed with black fruit and damp earth characteristics. The gentle tannins caress the palate and the wine build incrementally into a full-bodied, whoppingly rich, intense, but not over-the-top or heavy red. It should provide thrilling drinking”.

By Robert Parker



“Aromas of black cherry and ripe blackberry, perfume, earth and spice.  Very concentrated,
with intense flavors and aromas. The texture is soft, yet the wine maintains wonderful structure.”

By Robert Keenan Winery



“Tjian Family Vineyard is sited on an ancient volcanic flow, with very shallow, mineral rich soils. The slope provides a buttress to push away the cooler Carneros air flows. Surrounding boulders capture a higher heat radiation which pushes the dark navy skins to full maturity. Wines made from Tjian Syrah have a deep intensity, very perfumed and elegant, with a balanced tannin 

By Robert Biale Vineyards


Our grapes from Atlas Peak are sold exclusively to Napa wineries

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