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Crosby Roamann is an idea …
The idea that we can create something better than ourselves. The idea that there is something worth striving for, something worth striving to attain, something worth striving to create, something worth sacrificing for, something pure, something sacred, something delicious.
The idea is absurd …
It’s something silly, something a little crazy, something else to make wine like this … but then there is a connection between truth and absurdity that is undeniable, and undeniably compelling.
Wines of Place
The idea is simple.
The idea of Crosby Roamann is in making “wines of place,” or what the French would refer to as “wines that exhibit terroir.” But that word — “terroir” — it’s something I’ve come to despise. It means nothing after all, and everything; it means whatever you want it to. But this idea — “wines of place” — this has real meaning.
The idea is a question.
What are wines of place? What place? Why that place, and not some other? How are “wines of place” made? What makes them different? What makes them special — if anything? And can we ask these questions in a place like Napa Valley? And if we do, what does that mean? What does it require?
At the Winery
The idea is a journey.
The journey is not easy, and it is not well-tread. The journey is not for those who seek accumulation, but for those who seek knowledge. For those who seek truth, and see the absurd nature of their target. For those who crave perfection, and all its faults. For those who are willing to sacrifice everything for it, and nothing.
The idea is a luxury.
It is the quest for the moment of enlightenment. The apotheosis. And it is not even about wine. It is about place, and the place is about wine.
For this is Crosby Roamann, and we are engaged in this absurd and simple and true journey of discovering wines of place in Napa Valley. We have sacrificed everything in this pursuit, and we invite you to join us.
The Inner Circle.
Crosby Roamann offers two Membership options: Standard Membership and Custom Membership.
Standard Members receive their choice of two (2) or six (6) bottles of each Crosby Roamann wine upon release. Member benefits include free shipping on all purchases, free tours and tastings in the caves and in the vineyards, special offers on library wines and limited releases, and exclusive wine and gift accessories.
Custom Members design their own programs and receive additional perks.
Wines of Earth and Stone, Wind and Fire.
Wines of place exemplify the special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place bestow upon the wine. Agricultural sites in the same region share similar soil, weather conditions, and farming techniques, which all contribute to the unique qualities of the crop. This “sense of place,” is embodied in certain characteristic qualities, the sum of the effects that the local environment has had on the production of the product.
Nothing Like Harvest.
There’s something about the smell of harvest. It’s as if the wind carries the scent of thousands of fermentations throughout the valley. Everywhere you go, people are excited about the prospect of yet another great year in Napa Valley. What will it taste like? What will mark it? Will the wines age? Will they speak of place? At Crosby Roamann, each new harvest season is another opportunity to make “that wine” — that wine we’ve been waiting our whole lives for, it seems.
Handmade wines are small production wines. Whether you’re enjoying our light and breezy Rose de Saignee, or our robust and delicious Cabernet Sauvignon, all our wines are handmade, from select vineyards, in miniscule quantities, from only Napa Valley.
Tours and Tastings
Crosby Roamann gives tours and tastings in the caves and in the vineyards. When you arrive, you will be greeted with a glass of cool, light wine by one of the proprietors. You may taste from recent vintages as well as from barrel samples. There’s just one catch … tours and tastings are only available to members of Crosby Roamann’s Inner Circle.