COMPONENT WINE COMPANY
Component Wine Company creates single-varietal, single-vineyard wines from Napa Valley & Bordeaux France. Our goal is to provide an intimate & elevated experience in which you learn about the intrinsic characteristics of each grape and each region. How can you discuss the influence of Petit Verdot in a great blend without knowing it intimately first? We hope to aid in that pursuit, while producing some delicious wines along the way.
MAKING WINE IN napa and Bordeaux
We produce what we believe to be the most honest expression of single varietals from the finest vineyards in Napa Valley and Bordeaux. In Napa, for example, our 100% Sémillon is grown from the oldest organic Sémillon vines in the valley, planted in the heart of Yountville in 1987. We then vinify the wine in concrete egg and neutral French oak, to preserve the freshness and bright character of Semillon. This combination allows this low alcohol wine to express it’s natural texture, structure and vibrancy.
In Bordeaux, our Cabernet Franc comes from a small family vineyard named “La Carrière” on the top of the St. Emilion plateau bordering Château Pavie and Château Troplong Mondot, with clay so thick that you need a shovel to dig more than a couple inches deep. Scattered in the soil are chunks of limestone, which is no surprise for this site due to the ancient limestone quarry less that a hundred yards away. And to top it off, the wines from Bordeaux are made by the renown winemaking team from Château Lynch-Bages in Pauillac.
Our vineyard sources are as solid as any, but our desire is simple: to give you an intimate experience with varietal and place.
WHO WE ARE
Component was founded by Michael Kennedy, who throughout his years in the wine industry as a sommelier and vintner has always dreamed of creating his own intimate wine experience through a bottle of wine. Michael has been blessed to have worked with incredible chefs, especially Chef Eric Ripert while he was Head Sommelier for Blue by Eric Ripert and the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, inspiring sommeliers like Aldo Sohm and Rajat Parr, with seemingly limitless knowledge, and the most storied winemakers in the world that have taught, mentored and challenged him every step along the way. In 2017, he was honored with Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 award for his creation of Component, which has helped propel the brand into hands of curious wine collectors around the world. He splits his time between Napa, Bordeaux and Saint Louis, and spends as much time as he can with his beautiful wife Rachel and their new baby boy, Hill.
Soli Deo Gloria.