NV Ashes & Diamonds Red "No 3", Napa Valley, California, USA

Made to be approachable, yet still full of character. You'll find this to be medium-bodied, elegant and balanced with lively acidity with raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, prune, licorice, cola, and lavender that coat the palate.



Ashes & Diamonds Rouge is a blend of Bordeaux style varietals from select vineyards across Napa Valley. The variety of regions depicts a whole view of what Napa Valley represents as a single AVA - from thin, rugged soils to the thicker, rich soils of the valley floor. Rouge also marries multiple vintages as another tool in the art of blending, which delivers a more approachable wine earlier in its life.


The property is 40 acres of which 55 acres are planted – primarily to Merlot (the vines towards the front of their driveway) and Cabernet Franc (behind the winery). Also smaller blocks of other varieties which they sell to other area producers. Owner Kashy Khaledi is well connected in the world of advertising, multimedia, music and film. He has worked with MTV among other outlets. Today he divides his time between his primary residence in Los Angeles and the Napa Valley.

And Kashy is also well connected in the Napa wine world – his parents are Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi, the founders of nearby Darioush Winery.

In fact, this property used to be owned by Darioush (they still provide the vineyard management services on site). After Kashy purchased the property, when it was time to build a winery he reached out to his connections in the entertainment world. Barbara Bestor is an architect based in Los Angeles who is known for designing a diversity of buildings including the Beats Electronics Headquarters in Culver City, Nasty Gal Headquarters in Los Angeles and a number of stores, restaurants, and private residences – mostly in Los Angeles. This is her first winery project.


Grape(s) Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Farming Sustainable