A winemaker who works like a composer.

Kristof Nils Anderson, founding winemaker (18 years) at Gargiulo Vineyards & participating winemaker for the coveted Oakville Winegrowers Cuvee (2011-13 blends), is known for his stylistic contributions to the Oakville AVA. He is founding winemaker & partner of SCRIBE in Carneros, as well as consultant winemaker for Robinson Family Vineyards and RAEN.​ 


Known for the way tannins "dance" in his wines, Kristof credits an incredible detail orientation, including farming vine-by-vine & blending myriad small fermentation lots, for the characteristic purity of fruit, complexity, & aging potential of his signature style. 

He and his wife Jennifer started the PELLA Cabernet Sauvignon label in 2002 with the radical vision of extended aging before release, cellaring their exquisite vineyard designate Napa Valley Cabernet for optimal drinkability. ​Jennifer says, “We've affectionately nicknamed our 5-year library vertical of PELLA 2003--2007 THE FIVER. Tasting through the vertical provides an extraordinary sensory & spatiotemporal experience: 1 winemaker, 1 vineyard, 5 years.”

​Taste the evolution of terroir with the passage of time. 100% Cabernet from renowned Star Vineyard, Rutherford. 100% French oak. ​Please see the KNA Wines e-commerce site, www.knawine, for pricing & to purchase. This is what KNA Wines is all about:  offering unique tasting experiences - from the winemaker's experience. 

On Terroir...

"The taste of blood. That’s how Kristof Anderson describes the saline, minerally tang that the red, volcanic soils of East Oakville give to Cabernet Sauvignon."

--Wine Enthusiast, 9/26/11