Rootdown at Cadet Napa


Mike Lucia is no newcomer to the Sonoma wine scene. He has been laying tracks in the world of wine since he first landed in Healdsburg as a teenager back in ‘92 and started rubbing shoulders with local winemakers during after-school restaurant gigs. Before long, Mike worked harvest with DeLoach in the Russian River Valley, an experience which led to jobs at many other well- respected wineries such as Ridge. Sometime in the late ‘90s, Mike fell in love with the wines of Burgundy and sought to find a similarly nuanced, terroir-driven experience at home.

After graduating from the Enology program at Fresno State and he took the role as Associate Winemaker at Copain Wines — Mike started a side project producing the kind of wines he loved to drink and always wanted to make……and so Rootdown was born; A brand name which refers to the influence of the soil on wine, particularly in organic winemaking.

With the Cole Ranch partnership, Rootdown has planted, made and shifted the brand to Jura inspired wines. Now producing Trousseau, Pinot Noir, Poulsard, Savagnin and Chardonnay from Cole Ranch. They also make Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from almost 50 year old dry farmed vines.

2021 ‘R2’ Cole Ranch Riesling
2021 Cole Ranch, Chardonnay
2021 Cole Ranch Rose
2021 St. Amant Vineyard, Lodi, Trousseau


August 30

5: 00 pm

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