The Lagier Meredith label is dedicated to wines made from estate-grown grapes. Most of our effort is in the vineyard, where we devote considerable time to fine tuning the balance between the leaf canopy and the fruit. Not too much crop, not too little, just the right amount for the best flavors that our site can produce. Our winemaking practices are minimal. No extended maceration. We use only neutral French oak barrels in order to minimize oak flavor. We started out growing only Syrah, but we now also grow Mondeuse, Malbec and Zinfandel.
Chester’s Anvil was a collaboration with our close friends and Mount Veeder neighbors Aaron and Claire Pott of Pott Wine. We created Chester’s Anvil in 2007 as an excuse to work together and to be able to offer wines beyond our usual purview. We reluctantly stopped making Chester’s Anvil wines in 2013 because we were all stretched too thin. We have only a few cases left. These are complex and balanced wines, unpretentious and easy to drink. They’re wines of pleasure that aren’t afraid to show you where they come from.