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.
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. 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. And the wines from Bordeaux are made by the renown winemaking team from Château Lynch-Bages in Pauillac.
Component was founded by Michael Kennedy, who 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. 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.